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EPP406 - Professional Identity and Curriculum Work

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Student must be enrolled in course E377, D351 or D347

E377 students must have completed or are completing their Senior Health and Human Development Curriculum Studies

D347 students must have completed or are completing their Secondary Curriculum Studies B for their 2nd teaching method area.

D351 students must have completed or are completing their Secondary Curriculum Studies 2B for their 1st teaching method area.

Unit chair:M Ludecke




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per fortnight, 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week (21 hours)

Professional experience: Students will be required to complete a 10 and 25 day professional experience placements.


This is the sixth and final Education Studies Major unit. The unit engages with the transition from pre-service teacher to in-service teacher. The students will document, analyse and reflect on practice to investigate and examine the role of the teacher and professional standards in secondary contexts. Students will select key artefacts aligned with the relevant professional standards, and build their professional portfolio to provide evidence of their professional identity and understanding of curriculum as community and complexity. This unit includes 35 days professional experience in a secondary setting. During these days the pre-service teacher will keep a journal in which evidence of their planning, teaching, 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.  The purpose of the final placement is to demonstrate the ability to teach for a sustained period of time and consolidate teaching skills. The Deakin ATA should be undertaken during this period. At the conclusion of this placement, the supervising teacher in conjunction with the University teaching staff will be asked to complete the report and indicate whether the pre-service teacher is 'Ready to Teach'.


Professional decision making task 30%

Deakin Authentic Teacher Assessment 70%

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

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.

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