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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); Professor Margaret Somerville (Gippsland)


In this unit students will gain confidence to enter the teaching profession. It will provide them opportunities to engage with every facet of the culture and professional life of teaching. Students will engage in reflective conversations with their peers and identify their strengths and what they contribute to the educational community, as well as to engage in professional learning. They will research and refine an aspect of their professional practice, continue to document their professional experiences and learning through their professional portfolio and recognise the significance of ICT for Teaching and learning in the 21st century.


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, colleagues, parents and community bodies;
  4. document their professional learning and experience in their professional portfolio; and
  5. research, refine and document an aspect of their professional learning and experience.


20 days placement. Middle school option 5 days (+ 15 days to be done in secondary setting)


Assessment task 1: Successful completion of placement and allied tasks (2,000 words or equivalent, 50%)
Assessment task 2: A Portfolio (2,000 words or equivalent, 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


EDF4311 Professional Contexts 1


EDF4106, EDF5111