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EPR725 - Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience

Unit details

Year:

2020 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
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Robin Bellingham
Trimester 2: Robin Bellingham
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2021 must be enrolled in course E761, E762, E763, E764, E765, D303 or D304

Prerequisite:

Students commencing course E761, E762, E763, E764, E765, D303 or D304 from 2021:
must have passed 9 units EEE754, EEE755, EEE756, EPR721, EPM742, EPL746, EPR722, EPO701

 

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

EPR723

Typical 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:

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 primary 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.

Note:

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 Institute of Koorie Education; Community Based Delivery

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.

 
 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Research and contribute to critical, professional debates about how education in local, national and international contexts is impacted by curriculum, political, social, cultural, legal and ethical issues and Indigenous and intercultural perspectives.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Problem solving

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Plan inclusively for learners in diverse cohorts, and critically reflect on the effectiveness and opportunities of the planning for learners’ agency.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Research and critique assessment practices and outcomes as ways of knowing and relating to diverse learners to inform pedagogic decisions and to evaluate teaching effectiveness.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

ULO4

Actively, ethically and collaboratively participate in and and/or lead learning communities involving multiple stakeholders to deepen knowledge of educational issues and optimize learning and learner well-being environments

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO5

Investigate and critically examine an emergent teacher identity, examining ongoing professional development needs and personal values and responsibilities in light of research and social, cultural, legal and ethical considerations.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO6

Use professional modes of evidence collection and communication to investigate and critically examine personal growth, practice and learning throughout the program and against the Graduate Teacher Standards

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year.

Assessment

 
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (individual) - Professional Experience Portfolio 3000 words 30% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 (individual) - Reflection 1000 words 10% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 - Deakin Authentic Teaching Assessment (ATA) 6000 words 60% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link EPR725 
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.

Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

Unit Fee Information

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