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Unit of Study SCI10003 - Foundations: Science and Technology (2020)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    7

  • Level of learning

    Introductory

  • Former School/College


Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the nature and content of science and technology in contemporary society
2 use and analyse the processes of ‘working scientifically’ and ‘working technologically’ (the design process)
3 elicit and identify common alternative conceptions associated with science content and common views of science/technology and scientists/technologists
4 compare personal and sociocultural constructivist views of learning science and technology with other perspectives
5 clearly articulate accepted scientific conceptions related to key concepts/phenomena/events relevant and appropriate to the science and technology content studied this session critically reflect on their own science and technology learning in relation to their discipline knowledge.
6 demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the nature and content of science and technology in contemporary society
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  2. use and analyse the processes of ‘working scientifically’ and ‘working technologically’ (the design process)
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  3. elicit and identify common alternative conceptions associated with science content and common views of science/technology and scientists/technologists
    • GA1:
  4. compare personal and sociocultural constructivist views of learning science and technology with other perspectives
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  5. clearly articulate accepted scientific conceptions related to key concepts/phenomena/events relevant and appropriate to the science and technology content studied this session critically reflect on their own science and technology learning in relation to their discipline knowledge.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  6. demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.