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EPP102 - Learning-Teaching Communities

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
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))

E El Hachem (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class and 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week when not on practicum placement.

Practicum: Students will be required to complete a 10 day teaching practicum.


The contact hours for this unit are interspersed throughout the trimester to accommodate in-depth and contextualised discussion of professional experience. This unit includes 10 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.

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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