Course Title: Professional Experience: Applied Education Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Experience: Applied Education Project

Credit Points: 12.00

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


UGRDFlex17 (INT4)

Course Coordinator: Jan Senior

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257808

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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is one of a sequence of professional experience courses designed to develop your teaching practice in a work-integrated learning context. The focus of this course is on the teacher as a professional with responsibilities to the learners they teach, colleagues, parents and the community. An emphasis will be placed on the application of educational theory to practice in educational settings. In particular, students will draw on theory and their developing philosophy to design a project that applies their knowledge to practice as part of work integrated learning.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Engage professionally in an education setting with colleagues, students, parents, carers and the community
• Reflect upon your professional knowledge and identify your professional learning needs and interests in education in relation to the relevant professional standards
• Further develop your interpersonal and negotiation skills and your capacity to work collaboratively with education professionals on a specific task
• Demonstrate skills in project design and management, negotiation, product presentation and reporting
• Reflect on your role as researcher, partnership builder, innovator and/or educational leader.

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

• Engage with diverse learners in a range of educational contexts in order to develop skills and knowledge for flexible and adaptable participation in professional communities of practice.
• Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
• Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on educational policy and practice in both local and international contexts.
• Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse educational contexts.
• Communicate using a range of formats and strategies to audiences within and external to the discipline of education.
• Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
• Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making to enhance your practice and continuing professional development.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face to face and online such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.

Work integrated learning is a major teaching and learning theme for this course and it puts you at the centre of the learning process and makes you responsible for your learning. The teaching team will support you in the development, progress and completion of your assessment tasks. This course involves the successful completion of professional experience; learning activities will ask you to link theory with practical areas of the profession in a variety of education settings.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects, professional experience and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter  summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc