Courses & Units

Foundations of Professional Learning EAL102




This unit introduces students to a range of frameworks and accreditation standards for trainers and teachers in applied learning settings. It equips students with the fundamental tools required to maximise learning in range of educational environments. The concepts of collegial constructive criticism and mentoring will be integral to this unit, and students will gain valuable knowledge in these critical processes through an analysis of their own professional strengths. This unit will also introduce students to ePortfolios and enable them to develop the skills required to create a professional artefact aligned with their particular context or guiding framework. Skills in this unit will equip students for ongoing professional development and learning as they progress in their course and career.


Unit name Foundations of Professional Learning
Unit code EAL102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr. Nadia Ollington

Teaching staff

Laura Russian

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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Teaching Pattern

Fully Online. Weekly readings and activities, supported by on-line content and discussion opportunities.


AT1: Teacher Education Information Literacy Quiz (5%); AT2: Professional Standards and Reflection (40%); AT3: Peer Moderated ePortfolio (55%)

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Brennan Kemmis, R. & Atkins, L. (eds.) (2014). Teaching in the VET Sector in Australia. Macksville, NSW: David Barlow Publishing.

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