Evaluation and presentation of environmental information to ensure robust and effective decision making in the environmental sector, including quality and integrity of scientific data, integration of data with political and cultural approaches, objectivism versus advocacy, and convincing presentation of complex findings.
|Paper title||Critical Thinking for Environmental Scientists|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,566.65|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,793.66|
- Open to any fourth-year student undertaking an environmentally related qualification.
- Teaching staff
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking.
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper students should be able to evaluate the quality of scientific data sets, integrate different types of data with political and cultural approaches, distinguish between objectivism and advocacy, and present complex findings in a convincing way.