ETP101 - Perspectives On Learning and Teachers' Work


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), CBD*

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

Students must be enrolled in course E200 or E359

Campus contact:

Peter O'Keefe (Burwood (Melbourne))

Lynette Longaretti (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

Gaelene Hope-Rowe (Warrnambool)


Students enrolled in course E200 must have passed at least 2 units from EAD110, EAD111 and EAD113



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Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week


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


This unit introduces students to the nature of learning, teaching and the teaching profession. It considers major theoretical approaches to learning which will enable a critical perspective on the complexities of teaching.

As students transition toward becoming a teacher, they will consider how assumptions and beliefs associated with learning and teaching translate to the classroom. The unit will require students to individually and collaboratively consider teaching and learning within the context of the broader purposes of schooling. Students will be introduced to the Professional Portfolio where they will begin to collect evidence of their on-going professional learning. 

Students are introduced to aspects of professional experience and make links to the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) standards. Through observation and reflection, students will consider how these standards may guide classroom practice.

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