EPP101 - Teacher-Learner Identity


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in D347, D351, E377
Campus contact:

Scott Webster (Burwood (Melbourne))

Jillian Crompton (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar each week


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


This unit is the first unit in your professional studies major sequence. It plays a key role in your teacher preparation and provides an introduction to the nature of education, schools, teaching and learning. As you explore the ideas contained in this unit we anticipate that you will develop an appreciation of the complex nature of the work that teachers do and the legislation and governance that apply to teachers' work. Who you are as a teacher will be a rich amalgam of who you are as a person and your understandings about your students, your curriculum area and the purposes of education and schooling. Developing a robust and scholarly perspective on these education factors will form a good foundation on which you can continue to build your own personal philosophy of learning and teaching. We hope you find this journey interesting, challenging and rewarding.

Students will be introduced to the Professional Portfolio where they will begin to collect evidence of their on-going professional learning. Students are introduced to aspects of professional experience and make links to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) standards and to the Code of Conduct for teachers.

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