EPT218 Student Learning & Engagement (8)


This subject examines the nature of the school environment and introduces pre-service teachers to the way in which teachers communicate in this environment. Pre-service teachers will utilize the knowledge and experience that they have gained including observation and identification of learner needs and abilities. Pre-service teachers will undertake 17 days in a school setting, 15 days of placement and 2 introductory days to observe, evaluate, devise, and utilize a range of teaching strategies and resources
that benefit school children.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalPort Macquarie
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT218
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

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (K-12), Bachelor of Education (Health & PE), Bachelor of Outdoor Education or as approved by the Course Director. 
LIT101 or LIT114 or LIT124

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have knowledge of key research literature in teaching practice;
  • have knowledge of key research literature in to student learning;
  • develop a range of questioning skills;
  • develop skills in emotional response and value clarification;
  • develop skills in verbal and non-verbal communication;
  • develop an awareness of current models of teaching in schools with a view to developing their own teaching style;
  • engage in critical enquiry and dialogue with a range of educational professionals such as subject coordinator, university liaison officer and associate teacher;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the Professional Teaching Standards;
  • complete the required number of days in a school setting.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Teaching and Learning Theories;
  • value clarification skills;
  • verbal and non-verbal communication;
  • fifteen days of placement in a school setting;
  • two days of observations in a school setting;
  • participate in teaching sessions and reflect on those sessions;
  • role of reflective practice in teaching and learning;
  • Professional Teaching Standards.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 15 to 17 days duration. This subject will involve 17 days in a school setting, 15 days of placement and 2 introductory days.


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.