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EDP4200 The Reflective Practitioner

Short Description: The Reflective Practitioner
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 070103 - Teacher Education: Primary
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 1 December 2021


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Ed) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BPED
Enrolment is not permitted in EDP4200 if EDC1200 has been previously completed

Other Requisites

It is highly recommended that this course be completed in the same semester as EDC4000 Preparing for the Profession.

Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.


This course builds upon primary pre-service teachers' knowledge and skills related to reflective and responsive practices to enable them to develop strategies that respond to the learning strengths and needs of a diverse student cohort. Primary pre-service teachers learn about the complex influences on student experiences and learning in schools, with a particular focus on the impact cultural and linguistic backgrounds may have on the educational experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Pre-service teachers will develop teaching and learning strategies that are informed by contemporary research into the improvement of student learning via responsive pedagogical practices. Ongoing professional learning for teachers is a focus of The Reflective Practitioner and, upon successful completion of the course, primary pre-service teachers will understand both the rationale for career-long professional learning and the impact this can have on student learning.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Semester 3, 2021 Online
Date printed 1 December 2021