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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

Embraces science as the entanglement of all things, exploring how Earth’s systems interconnect. It explains science as ways of thinking, highlighting the importance and significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sciences. Global and local issues are studied to discover the science and technology concepts that underpin them. The unit encourages critical, creative and innovative thinking to investigate solutions to world problems for sustainable futures by integrating science and technology processes.  

Unit content

Module 1 Earth and Space 
 
Module 2 The Physical World 
 
Module 3 The Living World
 
Module 4  The Material World
 
Module 5 Finding Solutions through innovation and inquiry 
 
Module 6 Sustainable futures using the design process and a fair test investigation

Learning outcomes

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:
1 describe the nature and content of science and technology in local and global contexts
2 examine personal values and attitudes towards science, technology and sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sciences
3 clearly articulate accepted scientific conceptions related to key concepts/phenomena/events relevant and appropriate to the science and technology content studied and critically reflect on their own science and technology learning in relation to their discipline knowledge
4 use and analyse the processes of scientific investigation and design and production to employ critical and creative thinking to address local and global challenges

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

  1. describe the nature and content of science and technology in local and global contexts
  2. examine personal values and attitudes towards science, technology and sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sciences
  3. clearly articulate accepted scientific conceptions related to key concepts/phenomena/events relevant and appropriate to the science and technology content studied and critically reflect on their own science and technology learning in relation to their discipline knowledge
  4. use and analyse the processes of scientific investigation and design and production to employ critical and creative thinking to address local and global challenges

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.