SCIE2206 Science Consultancy Project
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 1 Albany Face to face Semester 2 Albany Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 2 option in the Science Communication major sequence
- The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 2 elective
- Students in SCIE2206 support knowledge of science in the community as well as develop employability skills through a consultancy placement in a primary or secondary school. Each student is required to serve as a consultant to a client (i.e. their supervising teacher); normally this will entail development of a science teaching resource, the details of which will be negotiated and agreed to with their client. The placement could also involve other roles negotiated with the client, including promotion of science and science careers via classroom interaction with school students. Prior to and in parallel with their school placement, students will participate in a series of lectures and workshops with unit coordinators and peers. Students may also liaise with academics from their discipline as part of the development of new science teaching resources. In addition, they will complete reports and presentations for further assessment.
- Students are able to (1) identify and apply practical skills and theoretical knowledge learned in their undergraduate degree to a workplace setting; (2) actively seeks out and acts upon constructive feedback from client, staff and peers; (3) describe how to write a job application and exhibit good interview techniques as required to assist them find employment; (4) research and develop a science based module that meets an agreed requirement negotiated with their client (supervising teacher); and (5) describe issues in employment in relation to contracts, ethics, OSH, and duty of care.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) work placement; (2) written lecture summaries ; and (3) presentation seminars. Further information is available in the unit outline.
To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the written lecture summaries and presentation seminars components.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Dino Spagnoli
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (BP004)
the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BP006)
the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005), completion of 48 points of study at UWA, WAM of 65%
higher and approval of unit coordinator.
Approved quota: 50 for semester 1 and semester 2—students selected based on academic performance, written application and interview.
- Contact hours
- lectures: 4 hours; workshop/tutorial: up to 12 hours; work placement: minimum 20 hours.
- Students may find application instructions and deadlines by visiting the Schools Science Engagement webpage