EPT505 Inclusive Education Practicum (8)

This professional experience requires students to demonstrate, in practice, the skills, knowledge and attitudes developed in the inclusive education subjects covered to date. Supervision will provide affirmation of strength as well as opportunities for improvement in the student's teaching context. The professional experience is 20 days or equivalent (or as specified by an educational provider). This professional experience is the capstone feature for those students undertaking the teaching strand of the course and requires students to apply their learning in the context of an action research project.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT505. 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 Teacher Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Master of Inclusive Education or as determined by the course coordinator.

Assumed Knowledge
ESS440 and ESS422 and ESS423 and ESS426
Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • - meet the requirements of professional experience;

  • - identify the elements that constitute action research;

  • - provide a rationale for using action research in inclusive educational settings;

  • - define and apply the steps involved in the action research process to a case study;

  • - determine valid methods for collection of baseline data relating to the chosen case study scenario;

  • - specify priorities and justify these in terms of the baseline data;

  • - write short term objectives in an appropriate format for inclusion in an Individual Education Plan (IEP);

  • - determine strategies and actions to be employed to achieve the IEP objectives;

  • - specify how to collect evidence regarding student progress towards IEP targets; and,

  • - reflect on results to date and propose an outline for the following cycle with the Action Research Framework.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • - Teachers as researchers
  • - Action research processes and skills
  • - Action research in practice
  • - Integrating prior learning from across the course

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EPT505 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Assessment item 1 components a-g

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a Workplace Learning component. Please contact the subject coordinator for further information.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.