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EEC711 - The Teacher as Professional Educator

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):.75
EFTSL value:0.094
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in course E665 only)
Unit chair:J Angwin


Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 hours per week.


The unit will be organised around the following:

  • development of understanding of self as a professional;
  • exploration of the meaning of professionalism in practice;
  • practice of interpersonal and professional communication skills;
  • exploration of issues of ethical practice, collegiality, inclusivity and social justice;
  • critical awareness of links and mismatches between social and economic policies and schooling;
  • development of knowledge of current educational policy and forms of governance and its relationship to professional practice and school policy;
  • knowledge of how the discipline areas work together in learning; and
  • development of understanding of planning in a collegial, whole school community, and system context.


Task 1: Statement of educational philosophy. Students reflect upon their educational philosophy and the influences that have helped mould that philosophy. They then develop a succinct statement of their educational philosophy that captures the essence of their reflections in a format suitable for incorporation in their professional portfolio. (2000 words or equivalent – 40%)

Task 2: Professional Portfolio. In response to expectations the profession has of the capabilities of beginning teachers, students research, collect and rationalise data for their professional portfolio. They then develop a stand-alone portfolio presentation. (3000 -4000 words or equivalent – 60%)

Unit Fee Information

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

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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