SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
Credit points: 15
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.
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
Quota Management StrategyN/A
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Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Science education for everyday life
PublisherTEACHERS COLLEGE PRESS
Understanding Student Participation and Choice in Science and Technology Education.
AuthorRyder, J., Dillon, J., & Henriksen, E. K.
Why we disagree about climate change.
PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBernadette Walker-Gibbs
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
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Group work. Equivalent to 1200 words. This task will be peer assessed.
Summary of one or more scholarly articles. Equivalent to 1200 words.
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.
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