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EXE402 - Transition to Beginning Teaching

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Pipelining from 2014 - for continuing students only.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(For continuing students enrolled in courses D344, D347, E359, E377 only or equivalent – students commencing 2007 or later should take unit EEE402)

Unit chair:A Marshall




Incompatible with: EXE505, EEE402, EEE505
Contact hours:

1 X 1 hour Class and 1 X 2 hour Seminar


This unit focuses on the transition from being a student teacher-in-preparation to being a beginning teacher. One aim of the unit is to consolidate the links between theory and practice emphasised in all units of the Education Major. Another aim is to ensure that graduating students have the knowledge to take their place on the staff in a school. A third aim is to ensure that students are conceptually prepared to recognise schools as institutions and communities of learners and are able to negotiate confidently within them as beginning teachers. The unit attends to the notion of teachers as reflective practitioners and practitioner researchers who undertake ongoing enquiry while they deal with the everyday practice of teaching. A part of this unit is spent in schools. The unit will be organised around themes of essential professional knowledge and legal requirements; schools as institutional work sites; the design and conduct of practitioner research tasks; developing skills and mentor relationships that assist survival in school environments; and the opportunity for professional practice.


Two assessments: 50% each (2000 words each or equivalent)
Task 1: Undertake a research task that can inform school policy and practice.
Task 2: Critical analysis of preparedness to enter the teaching profession.
(Total 4000 words or equivalent)

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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