University of Technology Sydney

028413 Science and Technology Study 3: Issues in Science, Technology and Society

6cp; 2hpw x 9wks



This subject aims to develop ideas about the nature of science and technology and its impact on society. Students investigate issues embedded in a range of contexts – social, cultural, political, historical and economic. Ethical considerations are raised in order to present a reasoned and informed understanding of the issues. Students acquire knowledge and appreciation of the contribution made to the field of science and technology in Australia and in other cultures. A range of indigenous and appropriate technologies is also studied. Students have opportunities to investigate areas of personal interest as part of the assessment criteria. As prospective primary teachers, students are able to select appropriate strategies for the students in their care based on an informed understanding of issues relating to science, technology and society.

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