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EPR706 - Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience

Unit details


2017 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)

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

Trimester 3*: Burwood (Melbourne)


*Students must contact Unit Chair to enrol in this unit in Trimester 3

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

Students must be enrolled course E760 or E764

Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Radhika Gorur

Trimester 2: Anne-Marie Morrissey

Trimester 3: Radhika Gorur





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Trimester 1 & 2:

Burwood: 3 hour Seminar

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Trimester 3:

Burwood: 3 x 6 hour Seminars


Professional experience:  Students are required to attend 10, 25 and 15 day professional experience placements


This unit to be taken instead of EPR703 for students undertaking the dual strand in Early Childhood Education


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, primary, or 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: Satisfactory completion of the professional experience placement is required in order to pass this unit

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