EPP102 - Learning-Teaching Communities


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), CBD*

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

Students must be enrolled in course E377, D347 or D351



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.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week when not on professional experience placement

In-person attendance requirements

Students will be required to complete a 5-day professional experience placement.

For the most up-to-date advice regarding your placement please see here.


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit accommodates in-depth and contextualised discussion of aspects of educational theory, policy and practice. Students will consider discourses of education as they relate to particular teaching/learning communities and explore the sociological nature of educational inquiry as it relates to schooling. The unit develops an understanding of the educational framework that underpins context in schooling, and also gain a familiarity with the theory/practice nexus in schooling and education. Students will analyse the various interpretations of sociologies of education regarding the nature of schooling, and discuss aspects of policy enacting in school communities and its influence in education more broadly. They will also engage with aspects of socio-cultural theory to develop an understanding of communities of practice for effective learning and teaching in contemporary times.

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. This is a 5 day placement.

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