University of Technology Sydney

60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues



Our planet is undergoing significant change at multiple scales and scientists play an important role in understanding and addressing current and future global issues. In this subject students develop their understanding of the value of science and scientific thinking to issues facing society. Students learn how science formulates and addresses problems through the lens of inquiry based learning. Students are introduced to the scientific tools involving empirical data and its handling, experimental design, and the scientific argument. Students also engage with multiple cultural perspectives on scientific thinking and processes to understand the value of diverse approaches in addressing global issues. The material is presented within the broad context of professional skills required for a successful career in any field of science. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated, work in a timely fashion and begin to develop the professional attributes and attitudes to conduct science responsibly and inclusively.

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