EPR721 - Orientation to the Teaching Profession

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2020 must be enrolled in course E760 or E762

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Students enrolled in course E760 or E762 prior to 2020, any co-req unit in EEE751

Students enrolled in course E762 commencing 2020, any co-req unit in EEE754

Incompatible with:

EPR731, EPR751, EPR761, EPR771

Study commitment

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

In Person Attendance Requirements 
Students who are completing professional experience placements are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchoronous sessions during the placement.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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, independent study and, 1 x 3-hour seminar per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks) and 1 x 1-hour Placement Briefing Lecture.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

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 during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks).

It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester.

Participation is highly recommended in the scheduled 1-hour Blackboard Collaborate Placement Briefing Session.

In-person attendance requirements

Professional Experience
Preservice Teachers will also be required to attend 10-days* of Professional Experience in Primary School setting. Preservice Teachers are advised to check the most current Professional Experience Calendars for specific details and dates. 

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

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

Professional placements must adhere to the Professional Experience Office policies and Faculty-approved calendars if undertaken in Victoria.

Interstate students may be allocated an alternative placement block relative to local school holidays. To meet university assessment timelines, this will be the nearest dates to the Victorian placement calendar, as possible.

Placement days are full days of attendance from approximately 8.30am – 4.00pm.

This unit is subject to enrolment cut off dates that differ to the university.

  • Trimester 1 enrolments for this unit close on 15 February 
  • Trimester 2 enrolments for this unit close on 15 May

Please Note:
Preservice Teachers must meet requirements for placement attendance compliance including current Working With Children Check (relevant to state/territory), National Police Check and Immunisation record (or relevant supporting medical documentation, if no record exists).

This information needs to be registered on InPlace prior to attending placements. Please refer to the Professional Experience Office website for further information regarding policies, calendars and placement processes.

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

Content

This unit provides an orientation to the Professional Experience placement and to the role of a teacher. It will prepare PSTs for the shift from learner to novice teacher through an examination of pedagogical theory and critical discussions of teacher identity formation and of teacher professionalism.

The influence of personal experience and background, theory, pedagogy, policy and curriculum on educational aims and beliefs; ‘noticing’ learners and learning; and the ethical and legal codes and responsibilities of the teaching profession are explored.

Hurdle requirement

Professional Experience For Preservice Teachers enrolled in School of Education courses, the Professional Experience component is assessed primarily by the site-based teacher (Mentor) who advises the Unit Chair. Satisfactory completion of the Professional Experience component is compulsory in order for the Preservice Teacher to progress.
 
Preservice teachers on placement are required to familiarise themselves with the Professional Experience Guidance for Preservice Teachers and Professional Experience Guidance for Mentors documents available for their units. Hurdle tasks for this unit must be successfully completed by students enrolled in this unit to fulfil the course requirements and to be eligible to apply for professional registration.
 
For specific details please refer to the Professional Experience Guidance for Preservice Teachers and Professional Experience Guidance for Mentors for this unit. CLO1, CLO2, CLO4, CLO6, CLO7
 

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