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MARI403 Critical Thinking for Environmental Scientists

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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
Paper code MARI403
Subject Marine Science
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,583.82
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,967.53

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Open to any fourth-year student undertaking an environmentally related qualification.

Teaching staff

Professor Stephen Wing


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

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.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 14:00-16:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22