No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

EED001 Adjusting to Study (BEd(Primary)) (0)


This subject is designed for beginning students enrolled in the BEd Primary program. This subject acknowledges the changes that students undergo as they make the transition to University study, and the subject provides students with a range of scaffolded learning experiences that will make this process more effective. The subject introduces students to University expectations and support services in relation to literacy, information seeking skills, teaching and learning, assessment and academic help. The subject also prepares students for the profession by orienting them towards professional attitudes and behaviours including collaborative skills, acceptance of diversity and inclusion, and the development of interpersonal skills.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: EED001
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USSchool of Education

Enrolment restrictions

Available to student in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be aware of the issues surrounding the transition and adjustment to university life;
  • actively participate in individual and small group activities to facilitate the development of a community of learners;
  • develop, through simulated practice tasks, a repertoire of communication skills including written, oral and digital which will assist them in their studies;
  • develop knowledge of specific educational and personal services and resources available to them as they adjust to study at unversity;
  • develop confidence in interpersonal skills through peer interaction, and providing and receiving feedback;
  • develop an appreciation of the importance of the principles of inclusion and respect for diversity in education; and
  • begin to be aware of the principles and practices that characterise the teaching profession.



The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Academic literacy skills - writing and reading;
  • University learning;
  • Being a Professional Teacher;
  • Collaboration skills;
  • Student services support (learning, library);
  • Negotiating online services and platforms;
  • Diversity, Inclusivity and Aboriginality;
  • Adjusting to living away from home;
  • Personal wellness;
  • Sexual and mental health;
  • Adjusting to study;
  • Time management; and
  • Goal setting.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.