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Context of the Education Profession (9862.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 2 Ms   Lisa   BATUM (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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  • Semester 2, 2020, ONLINE, BRUCE-ONL (203301) - View
  • Semester 2, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (195932) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (186976) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (183325) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166324) - View
  • Winter Term, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (174116) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (148773) - View

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The unit provides an introduction to the individual and collective understandings of the education profession. It supports students' in planning and preparing for their professional life by providing a framework that investigates the knowledge, skills and insights necessary to be an active and engaged participant in the journey towards graduation and beyond. Students will examine the context of the education profession from multiple perspectives - the individual, the local, the national and the global educator - and consider the implications for their professional career.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Create a plan to demonstrate key skills, attitudes and abilities needed to facilitate their successful study experience towards graduation;

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics that denote the variety of contexts constituting the Australian education profession; and

3. Knowledgably and accurately write about issues of global importance to the education profession.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week.





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