SCIGEN 301G Engaging in a Knowledge Society
SCIGEN 301G | Open | Semester Two 2022 | 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.
Prerequisite: Any 180 points
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Critically examine theoretical underpinnings and principles that should underpin meaningful engagement.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and discuss how science is shaped by political, cultural and other values.
- Understand and apply contexts and methods for community engagement.
- Critically explore effective ways to engage in community-based research.
- Engage with community through a real world engagement experience.
- Understand and apply through groupwork the multiple ways in which science and policy can work together.
- Appreciate and apply in a learning simulation the importance of ethics in the development, uses and governance of science.and technology.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of risk and uncertainty in evidence use and discuss how this affects decision making.