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Unit description

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 Water 
 
Module 2 Earth and Fire 
 
Module 3 Earth and Beyond 
 
Module 4  Earth and Energy 
 
Module 5 Finding Solutions through innovation and inquiry 
 
Module 6 Addressing sustainable futures enacting the design process 

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:
1describe the nature and content of science and technology in local and global contexts
2examine personal values and attitudes towards science, technology and sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sciences
3clearly 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
4use 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

Teaching and assessment

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