SCIGEN 301G Engaging in a Knowledge Society

SCIGEN 301G | Open | Semester Two 2024 | City Campus | 15 points


Addressing complex issues requires knowledge experts to engage with a variety of people. Solutions will be gained from collaborations that co-produce knowledge in transdisciplinary partnerships that lead to new ways of thinking. This course explores meaningful ways to engage with communities, and reassesses current ways of knowing and doing.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically examine theoretical underpinnings and principles that should underpin meaningful engagement.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of and discuss how science is shaped by political, cultural and other values.
  3. Understand and apply contexts and methods for community engagement.
  4. Critically explore effective ways to engage in community-based research. 
  5. Engage with community through a real world engagement experience. 
  6. Understand and apply through groupwork the multiple ways in which science and policy can work together. 
  7. Appreciate and apply in a learning simulation the importance of ethics in the development, uses and governance of science.and technology.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of risk and uncertainty in evidence use and discuss how this affects decision making.

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