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EPR701 - Planning for Learning in Professional Experience

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:K Johnstone
Campus contact:

TBA (Burwood (Melbourne))

L Rouse (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

Kate Johnstone (Cloud (online))




Must be enrolled in course E760 and unit EEE751

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Minimum 3 hours self-directed inquiry per week and 3 hours online discussion or located learning.


(i) You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

(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 a campus located or Cloud (online) enrolled 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 practices required in early childhood, primary and secondary classrooms, staffrooms and school communities. Students will take an inquiry approach to investigate understandings of learning 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.


Planning for managing learning - document analysis (2500 words) 50%

Literature review and reflective narrative (2500 words) 50%

Hurdle Requirement: Assessing the Professional Experience
For students enrolled in School of Education courses, the professional experience component is assessed primarily by the class-based teacher who advises the Unit Chair.    Satisfactory completion of the Professional Experience component is compulsory in order for the student to progress.

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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