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EPR701 - Planning for Learning in Professional Experience

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1 (On campus only) and Trimester 2 (Off campus only)

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:K Johnstone
Campus contact:

L Rouse (B, G), TBA (X)


Must be enrolled in course E760.

Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent. This unit also involves 15 whole days of professional experience in school and community settings.

(i) Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
(ii) This unit requires students to undertake professional experience placements organised by the Professional Experience Office.
(iii) Please ensure you select the correct offering for this unit that relates to the strand you are undertaking, i.e. Primary select either the B,D-PRIM or G,X-PRIM depending on whether you are an on-campus or off-campus student.  Secondary select either the B,D-SEC or G,X-SEC.  Early Childhood select either the B,D-EC or G,D-WEXP1-EC.


This unit focuses on exploring learners in context. Over the trimester, students will examine their own learning processes to develop skills in becoming a reflective practitioner. Students will develop an awareness of the importance of inclusive communication and develop effective communication skills required in early childhood, primary and secondary classroom, staffrooms and school communities. Students will take an ethnographic inquiry approach to investigate local knowledge in early childhood and school settings. They will consider cultural practices and begin to build their awareness of how to link their knowledge of and relationships with students to meaningful learning experiences. They will begin to develop the skills of planning, teaching and evaluating learning with a small group of students.


Understanding teaching through an Ethnographic Portrait, 50% - A case study of the responses of educators and learning sites within a community including the range of experiences, services sites and opportunities that they make available to learners.


Reflective Practice Portfolio, 50% - A portfolio which draws on reflexive responses to coursework, research, structured observations and teaching activities with the aim of developing a personal learning plan which will support the development of a personal philosophy regarding the role of teachers and learning relationships in the community.


Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the required number of professional experience days.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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