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EDF1121 - Exploring science

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr B Jane


Peninsula Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit has been designed to provide the opportunity for students to explore science as it is presented for the public in the media and in public education programs. Aspects of biological, earth, chemical and physical sciences will be addressed by exploring the science of science fiction movies, science in the media and the work of scientists. Learning technologies and multi-media will be a key component of both research and presentation aspects of this unit assessment.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should have an improved and broadened understanding of both science content and the nature of scientific knowledge; have explored some major scientific discoveries and the work of the scientists responsible for these discoveries; know how to use references, resources and learning technologies in researching and presenting current scientific information; have developed a positive attitude towards science and the teaching of science; have actively participated in all activities covered in this unit.


Science issue response (2000 words) 50%
Science Fiction essay (2000 words) 50%.

Contact hours

2 hours per week