This topic explores the fundamental principles of science and critical reasoning. Students will investigate the strengths and limitations of scientific knowledge from historical and modern perspectives as well as some common misconceptions about scientific practice. Students will consider the characteristics of valid scientific endeavour and develop skills to critically evaluate scientific information from a broad array of sources. Students are expected to develop and to demonstrate their ability to distinguish fact from opinion, science from pseudo-science, and evidence from hearsay. Throughout this topic students will develop critical reasoning, research and teamwork skills for use in study and the workplace, as well as their general and academic written and oral communication skills.
This topic aims to introduce students to:
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