EPR785 - Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Online
Enrolments close on 22 November (year preceding)^
 
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Enrolments close on 15 May^

Credit point(s): 2
Previously coded as: EPR715, EPR725, EPR735, EPR745, EPR755
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E760, E761, E762, E763, E764, E765, D303 or D304

Prerequisite:

Students enrolled in;

E761 must have passed 8 units in total. Including: EPR712 or EPR782, plus EPR714 and one from ECE703, ECE704, ECE705.

E762 (extended curriculum specialisation pathway) must have passed 8 units in total.  Including: EPR724 or EPR784.

E762 (internship specialisation pathway) must have passed 8 units in total. Including: EPR722 or EPR782.

*Internship students need to apply to the Course Director for a waiver of total number of units required and EPR754 or EPR784.

E763, D303D304 must have passed 8 units in total. Including: EPR732 or EPR782 and 2 units from your Secondary Curriculum study methods.

*E763 Internship students need to apply to the Course Director for a waiver of total number of units required.

E764 must have passed 12 units in total. Including: EPR744 or EPR784.

E765 must have passed 9 units in total.  Including: EPR754 or EPR784 and
must have passed 2 units from your Secondary Curriculum study methods.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

EPR713, EPR723, EPR733, EPR743, EPR753

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300-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 synchronous sessions during the placement.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 16-20 hours per week.

1 x 3-hour scheduled face to face seminar and 1 x 2-hour scheduled face to face seminar (professional learning) per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks) including a 1 x 1-hour Placement Briefing Lecture, this includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks and independent study.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 16-20 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
Pre-service Teachers will also be required to attend 25-days of Professional Experience in either:

  • an Early Childhood setting (age 3-5 years) (E761 or E764 students),
  • a Primary School setting (E762 students), or
  • a Secondary School setting (E763, E765, D303 or D304 students)

Students who are completing professional experience placements are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchronous sessions during the placement.

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 November (of proceeding year)
  • Trimester 2 enrolments for this unit close on 15 May.

For the most up-to-date advice regarding your placement, policies and calendars please refer to the Professional Experience Office website 

Note:

This unit has an indicative number of professional experience placement days. For the most up-to-date advice regarding your placement please see here.

Content

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.

Hurdle requirement

Satisfactory completion of the professional experience placement and the Deakin Teaching Performance Assessment Task in this unit is compulsory in order to fulfil the course requirements and to be eligible to apply for professional registration.

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