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CSIRO Field Trip

In July 2011, the Year 3 group’s exploration of approaches and methods of scientific inquiry was enhanced by a field trip to a lab based workshop at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency. At CSIRO, participants enjoyed an experiment with the DNA of barley and explored genetic modification of […]

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Participant Reflections

“I feel empowered to become more conscious of the assumptions and processes that underlie my degree. I feel empowered to consciously investigate what I learn with a more observant eye. Also, I think I will look into ways that I can shape my education path so as to ensure that I am putting into practice […]

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SEE-Change Field Trip

In July 2011, the field trip for Year 1 consisted of visiting the community organisation SEE-change in order to experience a local example of a social and economic development process. SEE-Change stands for Society, Economy, and the Environment and is committed to promoting an integrated approach to addressing challenges in any one of these areas. […]

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ANU Field Trip

In addition to going to CSIRO, in July 2011, the Year 3 group carried out a group project in the grounds on the Australian National University (ANU) where the participants were tasked with developing a systematic and rigorous approach to exploring concepts around their study of material means with people on campus. The project at […]

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