SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

EDU5STC

2021

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

Understanding Student Participation and Choice in Science and Technology Education.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSpringer

ISBN9400777930, 9789400777934

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Source locationN/A

Why we disagree about climate change.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHulme, M.

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

ISBN1107268893, 9781107268890

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

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Science education for everyday life

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAikenhead, G.S.

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherTEACHERS COLLEGE PRESS

ISBN0807746347, 9780807746349

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URLN/A

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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), 2021, LTU Term 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBernadette Walker-Gibbs

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 18 - 23
Four 8.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group work. Equivalent to 1000 words.

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO1

Summary of one a scholarly articles. Equivalent to 700 words.

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 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/AOtherIndividualNo65 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4