EPT218 Student Learning and 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 Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (K-12) or as approved by the Course Director.


LIT101 or LIT114 or LIT124

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to plan and implement learning activities for effective teaching and learning;
  • be able to create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments;
  • be able to assess and provide feedback on student learning;
  • be able to engage in critical enquiry and dialogue with a range of educational professionals such as subject coordinator, university liaison officer and supervising teacher;
  • be able to engage in professional learning through participation in school-based experience with a view to developing their own teaching style;
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers through the construction of a professional learning portfolio;
  • complete two days of observations in a school setting; and
  • complete fifteen days of supervised placement in a school setting.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Teaching and learning theories
  • The nature of the teaching profession
  • Portfolios and goal setting
  • Planning for effective teaching and learning
  • Creating and maintaining supportive and safe learning environments
  • Assessing, and providing feedback to students
  • Engaging in professional learning
  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 15 to 17 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

This subject will involve 17 days in a school setting, 15 days of placement and 2 introductory days.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.