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EXE402 - Transition to Beginning Teaching

Unit details

Year2016 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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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