EPR742 - Building Capacity in Professional Experience


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Enrolments close on 15 May^

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

Students commencing from 2020 must be enrolled in course E764


Students must have passed 4 credit points at Level 7 including one unit from (EEE752 or EEE754) and one unit from (EPR741 or EPR771)


EPM742 or EPL746

Incompatible with: EPR712, EPR722, EPR732, EPR752
Study commitment

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

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 scheduled face to face workshop per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks).

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.

In-person attendance requirements

^Professional Experience

Preservice Teachers will also be required to attend 25-days of Professional Experience in a Primary school setting and 10-days in a birth-to-two years education and care program in the trimester break.

  • Trimester 2 enrolments for this unit close on 15 May

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

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


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


This unit focuses on working effectively with learners, both in small groups and whole groups, with specific acknowledgement and understanding of their context for learning. Preservice Teachers will research and plan learning experiences, focusing on creating a sequence of learning for a specific cohort of diverse learners. They will critically reflect on and analyse teaching practice working from the position of a practitioner researcher. They are expected to use effective and ethical communication practices in learning contexts and ensure safe, supportive and challenging inclusive learning-friendly environments as they build their capacities in planning for learning and successfully guiding learners and managing learning environments. Preservice Teachers will review and analyse the effectiveness of their planning and pedagogy including demonstrating the ethical and effective use of learning tools, data/evidence and teaching strategies. Discussions with peers, colleagues, supervisors and Deakin staff will be used to critically reflect on and improve the effectiveness of planned and enacted teaching as a result of considered engagement with and implementation of a range of learning assessment tasks. Preservice Teachers will be expected to articulate an informed emergent professional position through discussions with colleagues, peers, parents and mentors about their teaching and learning decisions.

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