Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Judy Williams (Peninsula); Dr Margaret Plunkett (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%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Margaret Plunkett (Gippsland)

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