Doing good for others - What in the world?

  • Posted on: 30 January 2020
  • By: CraigPerry
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Not everyone in the world lives like we do! This is a Level 1 NCEA course intended to continue for all of term 1. The focus is about making a link between the patterns of light at night around the world and what it means for people. What can a Social Scientist learn about how people are living by looking at patterns of light around the world and describing what causes them?

Note that the first few weeks are focussed on strategies for success for excellence in NCEA and the assessment is likely to occur in the second half of the term. Assessment comes from AS91013 Demonstrate aspects of a topic at a global scale. 3 Credits.

Over the year, the planned focus for this course is to grow our knowledge of issues around the world and in Aotearoa/New Zealand with the goal of taking action to affect positive change. Later topics may include: conducting a social inquiry combined with describing a social justice and human rights action (8 credits), exploring a geographic issue in NZ like child poverty (3 Credits), reporting on personal involvement in a Social Action (4 credits), and a social science concepts and skills exam if wanted (4 credits).

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