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ETP201 - Teacher - Learner Relationships

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Offering information:

This unit commences in 2013

Enrolment modes:

(B, G, W)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:D Toe
Campus contact:

J Lang (B), D Toe (G), G Hope-Rowe (W)


Students must pass at least 5 units at first year one of which is EPT102, before progressing to second level.


Students must be enrolled in course E359

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 hours per week. This unit also involves 10 whole days of supervised professional experience


Students must pass all components of this unit in order to progress to the next ETP unit in the professional education sequence.


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This is the second unit of the professional studies strand. The unit will involve in-depth and contextualised discussion of the ways learners are ‘known’ in classrooms. Students will adopt a range of ways of seeing learners from the theoretical literature from this unit and critique notions of equity and diversity within learning environments. The students will finally critique these revised ways of seeing learners through revisiting the place of their own beliefs and philosophical stance.


This unit includes 10 consecutive days professional experience. During these days the pre-service teacher will:

  • observe, identify and record demonstrated features of a safe, inclusive, engaging and challenging learning environments.
  •  collect and analyse policy documents relating to these features
  • attend meetings, yard duty, school activities and any opportunities for engagement with the broader school community.
  • supervise the work of small groups of students and work with individuals.
  • as a pair and with supervisor, work toward team teaching whole class.
  • keep a journal (electronic and/or hardcopy) in which evidence of their planning, observations, collected documents, participation in school activities and reflections are kept.  Pre-service teachers will be expected to share their journal with their supervising teachers and appropriate University teaching staff. 


Learner Community Portraiture, 1000 words, 40%

Perspectives of a Learner, 2200 words, 60%


Hurdle Requirement

Professional Experience

This component is assessed primarily by the supervising classroom teacher in consultation with the pre-service teacher. Satisfactory completion of the Professional Experience component is compulsory in order for the student to progress.

Prescribed texts

A custom book by Oxford University Press Publishers, “Teacher- Learner Relationships” will be available in the university bookshop for this unit.

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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