This unit describes the skills and knowledge to analyse the way in which nature is viewed and represented within different cultures and how these views impact on responses to contemporary environmental issues.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - read and interpret textual information; - synthesise and summarise the main ideas in information; - problem solving skills to analyse different viewpoints on nature; - arrange disparate points of view on the issue into specific schools of thought, and; - present a reasoned viewpoint on a contemporary environmental issue.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - scientific views of nature to enable their cultural impact to be determined; - attitudes and practices to nature to enable their impact on environmental practice to be analysed, and; - socio-economic significance of environmental practices to support analysis of meaning and practice in relation to views on nature.

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