This unit is based on the topic of climate change. Students gain an understanding of the human influence on climate change, and plan and implement a project to help create awareness and combat the issue. To gain an understanding of climate change students' research their selected issue, and the teacher delivers content using a range of resources. Once students have gained an understanding of the issue, they can either complete a class project where the teacher separates the project into smaller mini-projects that fit the theme, or, based on student skill level and teacher confidence and flexibility, the teacher may allow students to come up with their own project idea, and complete separate projects. Once the project brief is established, students need to start planning their project, including objective, resources, timeline, budget, stakeholders, roles and responsibilities, and apply interpersonal skills where necessary. Once students have planned their project, they can start with the hands-on aspects of the project, ensuring all resources are either made or sourced, and participating in the project. After the project is completed, students reflect on the project in general and their team’s performance. This can be achieved through general observations, conversations and surveys. Students complete an end-of-project PowerPoint presentation, which they present to the class including information about climate change, the planning and implementation process, and their reflections.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each units 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.
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.