Professional Contexts

Unit code: EEC3003 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
EDS1002 - Arts and Performance - Addressing Disability
EEC3002 - Curriculum Inquiry
EED2000 - Curriculum Development and Implementation
ESP2001 - Making the Conditions for Learning: Ethical and Reflexive Practice
ESP3002 - Understanding Processes of Innovation
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


Professional Contexts is a capstone unit where knowledge, capabilities and expertise is applied to a setting where education occurs. The Bachelor of Education Studies is designed to prepare the student for work as an educator in a variety of settings. This unit will provide the opportunity to apply your knowledge of curriculum, ethical considerations and specialisation knowledge in a professional context.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse and evaluate perspectives in the theory, research and practice of education in community and human service contexts in a changing world;
  2. Review the conditions for lifelong learning appropriate to individuals and groups in social settings, incorporating ethical, sustainable and socially inclusive criteria;
  3. Engage effectively in teaching teams and work collaboratively as members of a work based team;
  4. Demonstrate respect and value for diversity and difference as a positive resource to be encouraged within the community and its organisations.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Exercise
Grade: 25%
Locate and analyse the organisations mission statement and describe an instance of its implementation.
Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 35%
Identify and describe a critical moment in learning and teaching in this organisational context.
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 40%
Discuss and reflect with your mentor a critical learning and teaching moment and analyse against your educational position.

Required reading

Links to required texts will be available via VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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