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EPP305 - Policy, Schooling and Society

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E377, D347 or D351.

D347 students must have completed or are completing their Secondary Curriculum Studies A for their 1st teaching method area.

D351 students must have completed or are completing their Secondary Curriculum Studies 2A for their 2nd teaching method area.

Unit chair:

Andrew Skourdoumbis

Prerequisite:

EPP207

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Professional experience: Students will be required to complete a 10 day professional experience placement.

Content

This is the fifth of six units in the education studies major. This unit aims to engage students in the larger discourses of education policy as lived out in the school environment. The students will explore and critique how schools respond to public policy initiatives, community and societal demands and profiles. Students will engage with theoretical understandings from the political, economic and social domains. The contact hours are interspersed to accommodate in-depth and contextualised discussion of the policy agenda and environment. This unit includes 10 days professional experience - 2 days per week for 5 weeks in the same secondary setting as Trimester 1. During placement the preservice teacher will:-teach lessons at junior and/or senior levels of the school in both methods [one method for Arts (D347)] for a total of 2 lessons per day - observe 2 lessons per day (one in each method where two methods taken) and other areas- attend meetings, be involved in yard duty, school activities and any opportunities for engagement with the broader school community - attend a School Council meeting where possible - keep a journal (electronic and/or hardcopy) in which evidence of their planning, observations, collected documents, participation in school activities and reflections are kept. Pre-service teachers will be expected to share their journal with their supervising teachers and appropriate University teaching staff.

Assessment

Teacher case study 50% 1500 words

Student case study 50% 1500 words

Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the professional experience placement is required in order to pass this unit

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$625$2526$2691

* 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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