SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

EDU5STC

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

We live in a society greatly influenced by science and technology. Hence, exploring how science and technology affect and shape society is important for our understanding of a range of public issues such as those concerned with the environment, medicine and our health, communication and security. In addition understanding the ways in which society influences science and technology is a useful aspect of being scientifically literate. In this subject students will learn about the development of ideas about science and philosophies underpinning science. They will explore the relationship between science/technology and society by examining the role of society in influencing scientific and technological changes, and the impact of these changes in shaping society. They examine the implications of these scientific and technological advancements/changes for education.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBernadette Walker-Gibbs

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesReading the relevant literature, classroom discussion, and opportunities to think about the ideas. A short writing task, one 3000 word essay and contribution to a small group presentation

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsEDU4STS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Science education for everyday life

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorAikenhead, G.S.

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherTEACHERS COLLEGE PRESS

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Understanding Student Participation and Choice in Science and Technology Education.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRyder, J., Dillon, J., & Henriksen, E. K.

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSpringer

ISBNN/A

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Why we disagree about climate change.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHulme, M.

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between science and technology, and the relationships between science, technology and society as expressed in scholarly literature
02. Critically evaluate and debate issues related to science and technology in society
03. Discuss the ways in which contemporary science and technology impact upon education, framed as both formal schooling and informal education
04. Propose appropriate strategies for educating school students and/or adults to be scientifically and technologically literate.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBernadette Walker-Gibbs

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 13 - 14
Four 7.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 14 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be held - Sat 28 & Sun 29, Mon 30 & Tues 31 March"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group work. Equivalent to 1200 words. This task will be peer assessed.

N/AOtherGroupNo25 SILO1

Summary of one or more scholarly articles. Equivalent to 1200 words.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

One 3000-word essay.Students' ability to do this task is developed through learning activities listed for this subject&through feedback provided for other tasks.Students are strongly advised to attend face-to-face classes,do set prep,engage with online materials&submit work on time.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4