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Module 4: Place and Space

|Introduction| Duration | Pre-requisites | Differentiation | Processes | Curriculum.Outcomes | Resources | Lessons | Assessment

Module 1 Introduction

Introduction

Place and Space are explored through consideration of human-environment relationships, especially as they are impacted upon by information technology. This module forms the final component of the course and leads to a multimedia (or oral) presentation in which students present a summation of all findings developed throughout the course.

Approximate Time Needed:  

Approximate Duration: Three weeks (5 lessons @ 70 minutes) The module is designed to run over 5 lessons. Each lesson is expected to be of seventy minutes duration. The module has been structured in such a way as to allow for lessons of 34-45 minutes with a reduced set of expectations, or alternatively to be expanded to include 10 lessons with a set of outcomes similar to the original structure. 

Prerequisite Skills:  

Pre-Requisite Skills:

1. Students have a working knowledge of basic research skills.

2. Students have a working knowledge of word processing skills.

3. Students have a working knowledge of accessing Internet Explorer / Netscape Navigator.

Modifications for Differentiated Instruction:  

Modification for Differentiated Instruction

For the special needs student:

Examples of modification techniques include: extending time on computer, extending time requirements for completion of assignments, providing a template, dictating information to a scribe, reducing the number of areas to research and offering of individual teacher or instructional aide assistance.

For the gifted student:

The advanced student will be encouraged to organize their research so as to provide a deeply researched and referenced conclusion to the modules studied thus far. particular attention should be given to advocating conclusions that are agreed to by the whole group.

The advanced student may choose to create a speech that convinces a listeners to fund their advanced technology idea (developed in conjunction with a well-considered philosophy statement regarding their approach to peace principles).

The advanced student will also be encouraged to analyse the implications of their technological and philosophical concepts. They will critically think about how these advances will negatively impact their community and/or society.

Processes:  

Processes:

1. Students will brainstorm information technology uses and and social philosophies targeting concepts of place and space in social and environmental terms.

2. Students will work to make a cohesive statement as a group and include their findings developed in other modules.

3. Students will gather and interpret the information for their project following a development method which includes: questioning, planning, researching, analysing, synthesizing, and evaluating and present this in a cohesive multimedia format or, an oral report that includes support material in the form of handouts.

4. Students will have analysed the data they have found and then evaluated the implications changes to use of Information Technology may have in terms of Place and space.

Curriculum Learning Outcomes:

Curriculum Learning Outcomes:

The Core Questions in this module should be based on the following:

Core learning outcome:  

PS 6.4 Student use maps, tables and statistical data to express predictions about the impact of change on environments.

PS 6.5 Students make clear links between their values of peace and sustainability and their preferred vision of a place.

Discretionary Learning Outcome:

BY6.2 Students use modes of delivery appropriate for informing and persuading different audiences, to promote ecologically and economically sustainable futures.

Resources

Resources: See Below or view Resource List 

Lessons for Module 1

Lesson for Module 4

Lesson 16

Students will consider a range of technologies that impact on physical and social environments in order to begin to make links between the values of peace and sustainability and their preferred vision of space and place. Particular consideration is given to the impact of technology on physical and social spaces.

Resources

Resource 16 Images Note: These are very large images and will take approximately one minute each to download. They will open in a new window.

Image: Technological Fix 1  Image: Technological Fix 2 

Proforma: 

Picture Analysis | Picture Comprehension | Picture Interpretation

Lesson 17

Working in groups, students begin to develop findings for eventual compilation in the form of a project report delivered to their peers. This requires pursuing relevant information; learning how to access information efficiently; evaluating information critically and effectively; and to use information effectively and creatively to develop a report. Student use maps, tables and statistical data to express predictions about the impact of change on environments for inclusion in their report.

Resources

Resource 17 Place and Space Web Links 

Lesson 18

Students will explore and begin to synthesise their group findings, using a range of technologies from word processing to multimedia authoring or through other mechanism as agreed with their teacher to prepare a report that express predictions about the impact of change on environments and makes clear links between their values of peace and sustainability and their preferred vision of a place. 

Resources

Resource 18 Place and Space proforma 3 (suggestions only). 

Lesson 19

Students make clear links between their values of peace and sustainability and their preferred vision of a place and finalise their group presentations.  

Resources

Resource 19 Peace Web Links 

Lesson  20

Students use modes of delivery appropriate for informing and persuading different audiences, to promote ecologically and economically sustainable futures for Information Technology use in their final reports.

Resources

Resource 20 Oral Presentation Proforma 

Resource 20b PowerPoint Proforma (A ready-to-go Power point Template for this module topic)

Examination

Assessment Module 4: Students will create a multimedia or oral report (supported by handouts) to share the information that they have evaluated and conclusions that they have reached. For a marking mechanism see Module 4 Assessment This module is developed on the premise that students will be informed of the outcomes by which they will be assessed, before they commence the unit. This allows students to consider from the beginning what process they wish to take through this course and be fully informed. All criteria, both learning outcomes and assessment instruments should be supplied to each student. 

 

 

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