EPR755 - Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Commencing 2021

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

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

Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2021 must be enrolled in course E765


Students commencing course E761, E762, E763, E764, E765, D303 or D304 in 2021, 
must have passed 9 units EEE754, EEE755, EEE756, EPR751, EPM742, EPL746, EPR752, EPR754, EPS735; and
must have passed 2 units from ECL761, ETL700, ESM724, ESS741, ESS744, EHI701, EHU701, ETL710, ESH702, ECA731, ECA733 or ECA735



Incompatible with:

EPR713, EPR723, EPR733, EPR743, EPR753, EPR715, EPR725, EPR735, EPR745

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) including a 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

Preservice Teachers will also be required to attend 25-days of professional experience in a secondary school.

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


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

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.

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


This unit is a capstone experience where Preservice Teachers examine teachers’ work and align these practices to the relevant professional standards. Preservice Teachers will independently investigate and critically examine their emergent teacher identity and the role of the teacher in the 21st century in relation to research literature, legal and ethical codes and responsibilities 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 informed and adaptive practice and 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.

*All Preservice Teachers in school-based settings should address the general capabilities in their planning and assessment, specifically literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.

Unit Fee Information

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