EPR771 - Orientation to the Teaching Profession

Year:

2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Enrolments close on 15 Feb^

 

Trimester 2: Cloud (online), CBD*

Enrolments close on 15 May^

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

Students must be enrolled in course E764 

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

EEE754

Incompatible with:

EPR701, EPR711, EPR721, EPR731, EPR741, EPR751, EPR761

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 10-days of Professional Experience in a Primary school setting.

  • Trimester 1 enrolments for this unit close on 15 February
  • 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.

Note:

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

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