Planning an investigation

Date

Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021

Time

16:30

Duration

1.5 hours

Presenter

Jorja McKinnon

Delivery

WebEx

Masterclass Details

One of the major assessment tasks in the Environmental Science study design (units 1&2 as well as a major focus in Unit 4) is to design and carry out an investigation. This session will highlight the main points of planning an investigation including strategies to determining a research question, data collection and methods as well as analysis on collected data. Aspects of poster writing will also be included for Unit 4 students.

Presenter bio

Jorja McKinnon

Jorja has been involved in Environmental Education for over 20 years and has worked in a variety of formal and non-formal education settings. These roles have included positions at Zoos Victoria, Glenelg-Hopkins CMA and a variety of classroom roles with a specialty in VCE Biology and Environmental Science. Jorja left the classroom in 2008 and has been working with Deakin University for the past 10 years. During this time, she completed her Master of Education focussing on environmental education and is now in the final phase of her PhD which explores the VCE Environmental Science study design and novel pedagogical practices. Jorja maintains an environmental education teaching and research position at Deakin University in addition to joining the EEV team four years ago. Her role as the EEV VCE Environmental Science Support Officer was expanded in 2020 to include Secondary & Tertiary Liaison Manager.

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