Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This is a cornerstone subject in which first year education students develop core knowledge required to learn successfully throughout the course. As such we focus on student learning at university as well as the skills associated with successful academic writing in a range of genres. Students develop foundational understandings about theories associated with learning and teaching. The subject is structured around a compulsory five days school placement enabling students to make links between theory and practice. ICT skills are embedded within the subject and utilised in assessment tasks.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorCatherine Lang

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the following courses: EBTP - Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), EBTS - Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), EBOCE - Bachelor of Outreach and Community Education, EBTOCE - Bachelor of Teaching (Outreach and Community Education)


Incompatible subjects EDU1ITP and EDU1ICT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPracticum Handbook available from LMSPrescribedN/AN/A
ReadingsTeaching: making a difference.PrescribedChurchill, R., Ferguson, P., Godinho, S., Johnson, N.,Keddie, A., Letts, Mackay, McGill, Moss, Nagel, Nicholson, Vick.WILEY: QLD (2011)
ReadingsDEECD website:
ReadingsVictorian Institute of Teaching website:

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Lang

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Completion of PracticumHurdle Requirement: in order ot pass this subject, students must obtain a pass grade for the practicum component10
Task 1 "About me" Webfolio. 1000 word equivalent15
Task 2 Essay. 2000 words30
Task 3 Group Presentations. 1000 words15
Task 4 "My Learning" Webfolio. 3000 words equivalent30