Rationale and Aim

Rationale

This short course builds on and promotes the development of a range of personal, social and practical skills in the context of learning about an animal of special interest to the student. As well as content knowledge, students develop essential skills such as those of communication and language; thinking and reasoning; labelling; classifying; comparison and inferring. Knowledge, skills and attitudes for life are developed through links with the community, creative projects, numeracy, communication and literacy.

Aim

This short course aims to develop the student’s knowledge, as well as cognitive, social and practical skills in the context of learning about and caring for an animal of interest.