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Unit description

Explore theoretical positioning and the science behind a range of local and global issues with a strong focus on sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders histories and cultures acknowledging the scientific knowledge of Australia’s First Peoples. The unit enables opportunities for creative and critical thinking, researching, collaboratively seeking solutions to local ecological issues and being actively involved in science and technology skills and processes in everyday worlds and local communities.  

Unit content

Module 1: First Nations Peoples' Knowledges and Sciences
 
Module 2: Theorising for Our Future Planet 
 
Module 3: Local Ecological Issues.  
 
Module 4: Local Ecological Project 1 
 
Module 5: Local Ecological Project 2. 
 
Module 6: Local Ecological Project 3. 
 
 

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:
1cultivate understanding of Indigenous theories and sciences
2critically interrogates theoretical underpinnings and the science behind a range of local and global issues
3work scientifically and technologically seeking solutions to local/global ecological issues
4engages in collaborative research within the community seeking solutions to local/global ecological issues

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

  1. cultivate understanding of Indigenous theories and sciences
  2. critically interrogates theoretical underpinnings and the science behind a range of local and global issues
  3. work scientifically and technologically seeking solutions to local/global ecological issues
  4. engages in collaborative research within the community seeking solutions to local/global ecological issues

Teaching and assessment

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Fee information

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