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EPR705 - Managing Teaching in Professional Experience

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 2

EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Student must be enrolled in E760 course.

Unit chair:J Allen


Incompatible with: EPR702
Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent. This unit also involves 25 whole days of in the field experience which will occur in a learning site.



This unit to be taken instead of EPR702 for students undertaking the dual strand in Early Childhood
ii.    Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
iii.    This unit requires students to undertake professional experience placements organised by the Professional Experience Office.


This unit focuses on working effectively with learners both in small groups and as a whole group.
Students will plan learning experiences accordingly to the needs of groups of children in early childhood settings or primary and secondary settings. Students will study different strategies to communicate effectively in classrooms and ensure safe, supportive and challenging learning environments.  Students will be involved in filming their own teaching practice, reflecting on their practice and discussing their learning with colleagues in the school and university settings.


Planning for learning 50%. Students will plan a sequence of learning experiences (unit or programme) for small and whole group, with a clear rationale, that will include a variety of learning activities and at least one form of assessment.
Reflection on teaching 50%. Students will analyse a series of learning experiences (through video or written analysis) and then provide a critique of their rationale, selection of teaching strategies and the learning environment created. Students will communicate with their colleagues on their growing understanding of their teaching and assessment repertoire.
Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the required number of field experience days.

Prescribed texts

Managing Teaching in Professional Experience: EPR702 (2011). Melbourne: Pearson, Deakin university, Complied by Andrea Gallant

Recommended texts

Arthur, L, Beecher, B, Death, E, Dockett, S & Farmer, S 2008 Planning in Early Childhood Settings, 4th Edn, Thomson, Southbank.

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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