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Engaging the Community in Science - CBMS235 - 2019 Course Handbook - Macquarie University

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Engaging the Community in Science - CBMS235

This unit is subject to a quota. Limited places are available. Please refer to the Faculty for further information

This unit is offered on a pass/fail basis.

This unit provides an opportunity for university students from all disciplines to undertake science outreach. Through participation and community engagement this unit aims to inspire an appreciation of the fascination of science and its relevance to everyday life as well as provide leadership skills and positive role models at the school and university levels. This unit will provide you with the opportunity to work with secondary and tertiary students and staff to run interactive science shows and other science activities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, rural and refugee students, Aboriginal community members and the wider public. The curriculum will develop your skills in mentoring and working with children and Indigenous people, as well as interactive science-based activities. Further, this unit will provide you with leadership and communication skills, and through the interaction with the wider community, will be an important part of preparing you to become a socially responsible global citizen. This unit is of value for all university students and does not require a science background.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

FY1 Day - Sessions 1 and 2, February to November, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Joanne Jamie
Prerequisites:

(15cp at 100 level or above) and permission by special approval Prerequisite Information

Corequisites:

NCCW(s):
Unit Designation(s):

Science

Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Pass/Fail
Offered By:

Department of Molecular Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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