THINKING SCIENTIFICALLY

EDU0ST2

2019

Credit points: 5

Subject outline

This subject enables students to develop knowledge and skills which support future study in general university programs including Nursing, Allied Health, Education and Science degrees. It introduces students to a comprehension of the different disciplines which have traditionally been categorised as science. Students learn to think of science as a process rather than an outcome and to understand the elements and steps which constitute the scientific method.  Students develop a hypothesis and undertake experimental design. Assessment is comprised of a digital journal which records the experiment from initial observations through to reporting on findings.



SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points5

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is attached to the Tertiary Enabling Program. Students who are not enrolled into this program and wish to undertake the subject, will need to seek subject coordinator approval

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate familiarity with language and concepts in the discipline of science including scientific method and the creation and validation of an hypothesis

Activities:
Creation and maintenance of 'Thinking Scientifically' journal, response to peer and lecturer feedback in journal. Interactive activities, video's and reading tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Explain science as process rather than an outcome and identify an everyday situation that can be represented scientifically

Activities:
Journal task identifying and explaining everyday situations from the perspective of science, peer commentary on other journals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Develop a simple hypothesis and undertake experimental design.

Activities:
Creation and maintenance of journal, development of scientific hypothesis, recording of and reflection on experimental design process
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2019, Online StudyPeriod 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 28 - 34
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Journal assessment review (500 word equivalence)40 01, 02, 03
Online Journal assessment final grading (750 word equivalence)60 01, 02, 03

Online, 2019, Online StudyPeriod 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 08
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 08 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Journal assessment review (500 word equivalence)40 01, 02, 03
Online Journal assessment final grading (750 word equivalence)60 01, 02, 03