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ETP201 - Teacher - Learner Relationships

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:D Toe
Campus contact:

P O'Keefe (Burwood (Melbourne))

D Toe (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

G Hope-Rowe (Warrnambool)


Students must have passed ETP101 or ETP102 & must have passed 4 credit points at level 1


Students must be enrolled in course E359

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week and 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week when not on practicum.

Professional Experience: Students are also required to attend a 10 day teaching practicum.


Students must pass all components of this unit in order to progress to the next ETP unit in the professional education sequence.


This is the second unit of the professional studies strand. The unit will involve in-depth and contextualised discussion of the ways learners are ‘known’ in classrooms. Students will adopt a range of ways of seeing learners from the theoretical literature from this unit and critique notions of equity and diversity within learning environments. The students will finally critique these revised ways of seeing learners through revisiting the place of their own beliefs and philosophical stance.

This unit includes 10 consecutive days professional experience. During these days the pre-service teacher will:

  • observe, identify and record demonstrated features of a safe, inclusive, engaging and challenging learning environments.
  •  collect and analyse policy documents relating to these features
  • attend meetings, yard duty, school activities and any opportunities for engagement with the broader school community.
  • supervise the work of small groups of students and work with individuals.
  • as a pair and with supervisor, work toward team teaching whole class.
  • 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. 


AT1: Reflective Learning Log 25%

AT2: Collaborative investigation of inclusive learning communities (30%)

AT3: Learner case study and Individualised Learning Plan (45%)

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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