EPP102 - Learning-Teaching Communities


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: 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


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 per week when not on professional experience (placement)

In-person attendance requirements

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

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


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

Professional experience is a requirement of the Victorian Institution of Teaching for the preparation of teachers. In this unit you will complete 5 days of the required 80 days for the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education. Satisfactory completion of the professional experience is required in order to pass this unit.

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