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EPP102 - Learning-Teaching Communities

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E377, D347 or D351

Unit chair:A Skourdoumbis
Campus contact:

A Skourdoumbis (Burwood (Melbourne))

TBA (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 hour sessions via campus. Professional Experience: 5 days in a secondary school.


5 days of practicum placement.


The contact hours for this unit are interspersed throughout the trimester to accommodate in-depth and contextualised discussion of professional experience. This unit includes 5 days professional experience.


During these days the preservice teacher will:

  • observe, identify and record demonstrated features of a safe, inclusive, engaging and challenging learning environments.
  • collect and analyse policy documents relating to inclusivity
  • 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.
  • keep a journal (electronic and/or hardcopy) in which evidence of their planning, observations, collected documents, participation in school activities and reflections are kept.
  • undertake an orientation to the school environments
  • conduct and record observations of class, teacher and school routines
  • observe and analyse the nature of learning and teaching in a number of classrooms across a number of schools
  • Pre-service teachers will be expected to share their journal with their supervising teachers and appropriate University teaching staff.


Assessment Task 1: Analysis of School Space (1800 words; 50%)

Assessment Task 2: Collaborative Research Task (1800 words; 50%)


Hurdle Requirement: Assessing the Professional experience
For students enrolled in School of Education courses, the professional experience component is assessed primarily by the class-based teacher who advises the Unit Chair.  Satisfactory completion of the Professional Experience component is compulsory in order for the student to progress.

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