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 Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
On CampusWagga 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

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.


The 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

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 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 April 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.