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EPR703 - Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Offering information:

Trimester 1 enrolments close at the end of week 1

Trimester 2 enrolments close at the end of week 1

Trimester 3 enrolments close at the end of week 6 of trimester 2

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Student must be enrolled in course D303, D304, E760, E761, E762, E763, E764, or E765

Unit chair:

Radhika Gorur





Incompatible with:

EPR706, EPR707, EPR709

Contact hours:


Trimester 1 & 2: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week x 6 weeks

Trimester 3: 3 x 6 hour seminars

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Professional experience:  Students will be required to attend a 25 day placement. Early Childhood students are required to attend 10 and 25 day professional experience placements


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).


Deakin Authentic Teacher Performance Assessment (ATA) 5400 words 90% 

Professional Experience 600 word equivalent 10%

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

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