SUSTAINABILITY THINKING (SCIENCE)

EDU5STS

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop skills to teach science and sustainability in primary schools by exploring the scope of concepts, principles and issues in sustainability from a science perspective. Students research and analyse a current sustainability issue from which they develop unit plans and resources for teaching in a primary school. Students will be involved in online and experiential learning activities. Interdisciplinary components are expected in the approach to this subject.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsN/ARecommendedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Articulate the complexities of sustainability education with particular attention to science, using key issues and systemic awareness.

Activities:
Sustainability Education (Developed online resource)

02. Identify and apply contemporary pedagogical approaches for teaching science and sustainability literacy.

Activities:
Resources based on sustainability and sustainability projects in Schools

03. Analyse a current sustainability issue using a science focus and multidisciplinary awareness.

Activities:
La Trobe University Wildlife Sanctuary and/or Envizi data access, interpretation and development into creative tools

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 35-47, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 40 - 40
One 2.5 days lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus directed online learning activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research and analyse a current sustainability issue (2400 words)40 01, 03
Create a learning sequence and lesson plans to address the issue in Assessment 1 (3600 words)60 02