Professional Studies and Evaluating Learning - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Report or Case Study (40%) , Portfolio - ePortfolio (60%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 1,643.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,893.00

This unit will focus on assessing, providing feedback and reporting on student learning. The unit includes online study modules and culminates in a four week professional school placement. Passing this unit is contingent on successful completion of the professional practice component of the unit.

Below is the 2017 Placement Calendar for reference:

EDP323 Practicum Calendar 2017 (PDF, 25KB)

This unit can be completed as an Elective for Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education).

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. communicate a philosophy of teaching that articulates the pre-service teacher education student’s personal professional identity and capacity for professional resilience
  2. use a range of teaching, learning, assessment and management strategies with individuals and groups and reflect on their effectiveness
  3. design, implement and modify appropriate teaching and learning programs that indicate a developing understanding of how to cater for student diversity
  4. assess, evaluate and report on students’ learning and maintain purposeful records of student progress
  5. apply constructive feedback from supervisors and mentor teachers to improve teaching practices.
  • Assignment 1 — Report or Case Study (40%)
  • Portfolio — ePortfolio (60%)
  • Practicum — Prof Placement - Pass/Fail

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • EDP325 — Professional Practice in Primary Education

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Audio/Visual equipment — Microphone and video camera for Collaborate sessions
  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1View of myself as a teacher
2View of my professional role as a teacher
3View of my students as learners and individuals
4My professional self
5Preparation for Practicum

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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