Introduction to Science
This subject is designed to build the capacity of students to become critical and creative thinkers, capable of working in a collaborative environment. Students are encouraged to develop their scientific skills, knowledge and professional dialogue in preparation for education beyond the diploma course. Innovative teaching strategies, including problem based learning and the flipped classroom, will transform learning experiences into communities in which students are engaged, challenged, motivated and committed to their continued learning.
The subject equips students with the skills to learn content through integrated science subjects that combine the major areas of study including physics, engineering, mathematics, chemistry and biology. Students will be presented with modern scientific applications from these areas and consider the responsibility scientists and engineers have to society, as knowledge is refined and extended. Further, they will learn the importance of scientific communication in the contemporary and increasingly global scientific context.