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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Dr Amy Cutter-McKenzie (Peninsula); Dr Michael Dyson (Gippsland)


This unit locates students in the life and culture of the school. It will prepare them for their professional practice by giving them the opportunities to plan and implement whole programs, design and manage learning environments, and develop professional relationships with students, other colleagues, parents and the wider community. Utilising information and communication technologies, in planning for and delivering sessions forms part of this unit. The professional placement enables the students to refine and research their own practice and recognise what constitutes best practice in the profession.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. plan, implement and evaluate learning programs;
  2. design and manage learning environments;
  3. develop professional relationships with students;
  4. liaise with colleagues, parents and community bodies; and
  5. document their professional learning and experience.


20 days Double degrees; 20 days Bachelor of Primary Education (Gipps and Pen);Middle school option 5 days (plus 15 days to be done in secondary setting)


Assessment task 1: Successful completion of placement and allied tasks (2,000 words, 50%)
Assessment task 2: Portfolio which incorporates Action Research and ICT Part 1 (equivalent to 2000 words, 50%)

Contact hours

This is a professional experience unit. It requires students to do up to 20 days of professional placement. Only a limited number of seminar days and in-school tutorials should be incorporated


Prohibited combinations: EDF4105 and EDF5110