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EPR703 - Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

*Trimester 3 enrolments close mid-August each year.  Contact Student Services for further enrolment advice.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:M Ludecke

EPR701, EPR702, EEE751, EEE752 and a minimum of 4 credit points at level 7 (postgraduate)


Must be enrolled in course E760.

Incompatible with:

EPR705, EPR706, EPR707

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Practicum: Students are also required to attend 10 and 25 day teaching practicums.


This unit is a capstone experience where students examine teachers’ work and align these practices to the relevant professional standards. Using the skills of inquiry required by a teacher-researcher−to gather evidence, document, analyse and reflect on practice students will independently investigate and examine the role of the teacher and professional standards in early childhood settings/primary/secondary contexts.

Students will select key teaching, learning and assessment artefacts* and build their professional portfolio to evidence performances against student and child learning and show a focus on assessment. The unit requires critical reflection in and on the professional practice of teaching through critical engagement in teacher-research, professional learning and communication with members of the profession and the wider school community and/or early childhood setting.  *Note Primary and  primary dual strand students will focus specifically on English and Mathematics content areas (sequence of 4-5 lessons in each area) or integration of English and Mathematics across the  curriculum (unit of inquiry - 8 lesson sequence - with substantive English and Mathematics content and assessment).


Assessment 1 - Deakin Authentic Teacher Performance Assessment (ATA) 5400 words 90% 
Assessment 2 - Professional Experience  600 word equivalent 10%

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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