EPR713 - Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

EPR712 or EPR702 or EPR705


EEE753 and must also be enrolled in E761

Incompatible with:

EPR723, EPR733, EPR743, EPR753

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

This unit is based on a Blended Learning delivery approach. You are expected to participate in all learning experiences designed and scheduled for you on campus (seminars, classes or incursions) or other learning contexts (excursions) and engage in associated online learning resources along with independent study for a combined equivalent engagement of 8-10 hours per week. This will include equivalent of 3-hours per non-placement week of structured on campus learning activities or equivalent hours in intensive delivery

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

This unit shares the Blended Delivery modules and resources with on campus students. Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week. This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study. Your expected participation in scheduled synchronous discussions is a minimum of 3-hours per trimester

In-person attendance requirements

Professional Experience: Preservice Teachers will also be required to attend 35-days* of professional experience in an Early Years context.

  • EPR713 Stage 1. 10 days P-2 Primary School context undertaken prior to the start of the teaching trimester.
  • EPR713 Stage 2. 25 days 3-5 Kinder context undertaken during the teaching trimester.

Please note that ALL Professional Experience days must be successfully completed to pass this unit.

*Professional Experience Days are indicative only and subject to change.  Preservice Teachers are advised to check the most current Professional Experience Calendars for specific details and dates

Additional for placement units:

During Professional Experience placements, students are frequently required to undertake planning and preparation outside of the full time teaching day.


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education; Community Based Delivery

Trimester 1 enrolments for this unit close on 15th November (year preceding).

Trimester 2 enrolments for this unit close on 15th November (year preceding).

Trimester 3 enrolments for this unit close on 15th May.

Please refer to the Professional Experience Office website for further information regarding your professional experience placement


This unit is a capstone experience where Preservice Teachers examine teachers’ work and align these practices to the relevant professional standards. Using the skills of inquiry required by a teacher-researcher−to gather evidence, document, analyse and reflect on practice Preservice Teachers will independently investigate and examine the role of the teacher and professional standards in early years /primary/secondary contexts.

Preservice Teachers will select key teaching, learning and assessment artefacts* and build their professional portfolio to evidence impact on learning with a focus on assessment. The unit requires critical reflection in and on the professional practice of teaching through critical engagement in teacher-research, professional learning and communication with members of the profession and the wider school community and/or early years setting.

Hurdle requirement

The Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA): Deakin Authentic Teacher Assessment (ATA) is a hurdle requirement and must be passed in order to pass the unit

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