Courses & Units

Foundations of Professional Learning EAL102



Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.



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 maximize 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 artifact, 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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Ms Laura Russian
Available as student elective? No
Level Introductory


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • reflect on personal and professional capabilities and constructive feedback, and identify and justify resources for professional learning.
  • apply professional teaching standards to define and analyse pedagogy.
  • apply ePortfolio and other digital tools to portray rich evidence of teaching practice aligned with professional standards
  • apply ethical and academic integrity principles to the use of information in order to manage and communicate ideas, complex concepts, and specialised knowledge to an intended audience.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
070109 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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AssessmentTest or quiz (5%)|Portfolio (50%)|Essay (45%)
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