EPP401 - Curriculum Assessment and Policy in Contemporary Schooling


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Students must have passed all units from EPP101, EPP102, EPP203, EPP204 and EPP303


Students must be enrolled in course E377

Incompatible with:


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

10 x 2.5-hour seminars and 3 x 1-hour classes

In-person attendance requirements

Students will be required to complete a 20-day professional experience placement

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On successful completion of EPP401 and EPP405 students will be awarded 2 credit points.


This unit embeds the initial components of the Deakin Teaching Performance Assessment and related tasks to focus on the functions and roles of assessment in the process of student learning and how it may be used to inform inclusive and differentiated teaching practices. Through an engagement with larger discourses of education policy, students identify policy and legislative requirements that inform teacher’s work in supporting diverse learners, including students with a disability, and plan teaching strategies that support participation and learning. Students critique assessment practices across international, national and specific school contexts and engage explicitly with theoretical understandings of assessment strategies (including as, of and for) to support student learning. Students will examine how assessment/data is used to drive teaching and learning, its use in the evaluation of teaching programs to improve student learning, specific strategies about the types of, and timing, of feedback, and its broader role in reporting and record keeping in relation to student achievement. Students will commence development on a professional portfolio to curate artefacts and evidence of achievement against the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers and conduct a self-audit of areas to be further developed. Strategies to achieve this will be identified through collegial, professional conversations. Drawing upon student’s professional experience placement, students will complete the first three components of their Teaching Performance Assessment task as a critical reflection of practice in the processes of contextualising learning and teaching, planning and teaching to support student learning.

Hurdle requirement

Satisfactory completion of the professional experience placement and the Deakin Teaching Performance Assessment Task is required in order to pass this unit.

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