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
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
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
Science education for everyday life
PublisherTEACHERS COLLEGE 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), 2021, LTU Term 3, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBernadette Walker-Gibbs
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.
Group work. Equivalent to 1000 words.
Summary of one a scholarly articles. Equivalent to 700 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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