Innovation - Level 1

INN1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Corney

This course enables students to have greater ownership of their learning. They will have a large degree of choice in what they learn about and what Achievement Standards they want to be assessed with. Learning will be based around student led projects based on the following themes: Next Steps, Innovation, Impact.

Depending on numbers, it is likely that there will be combined Level 1, 2 & 3 students.

Below is a SAMPLE of possible credits that could be obtained during the course.


Course Overview

Term 1
Next Steps. Students will be introduced to project based learning and look at different methods including Inquiry, Design Thinking, and Scientific Method. Students will then choose one of these methods to develop a project based on a topic they are interested in or they will investigate possible career pathways.

Term 2
Innovation. Students will complete an Innovation project using the Design Thinking framework.

Term 3
Impact. Students will be encourage to develop a project based on Social Entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship is an approach by start-up companies and entrepreneurs in which they develop and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.

Term 4
Students will complete the project they started in Term 3.

Pathway

Innovation - Level 2

Prerequisites

A sense of curiosity.
Year 9 & 10 Inquiry Learning programme an advantage.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91880 v1 Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91042 v3 Social Studies 1.4 - Report on personal involvement in a social justice and human rights action
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90993 v3 Media Studies 1.5 - Produce a design and plan for a media product using a specified range of conventions
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
1
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 11 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

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