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General Description

Life Cycle Assessments are used by industries across the world to assess the environmental impact of a product, from extraction to end of life. This course will walk you through each stage of a Life Cycle Assessment and give you examples of how to use it to analyse everyday objects.



Secondary Teachers


Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities,

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking,

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Course Handout - Analyse the Impact of Everyday Objects

    • Linking to Industry

  • 2

    Module 2: Life Cycle Assessment

    • Stages of a Life Cycle Assessment

    • Life Cycle of Paper

    • Inputs and Outputs

    • Task: Inputs and Outputs

    • Inputs and Outputs on the Life Cycle of Paper

  • 3

    Module 3: Bottled Water

    • Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle

    • Inputs and Outputs of Bottled Water

    • Clean Up Australia’s Bottled Water fact sheet

    • Planned Obsolescence

    • Eco-Design and Alternatives

    • Task: Eco-Design and Alternatives

    • Alternatives to Plastic Water Bottles

  • 4

    Module 4: Your Teaching

    • Teaching Life Cycle Assessments

    • Lesson Plans and Digital Library

    • Taking Learning Further

    • Stories from Two Designers

  • 5

    Module 5: Reflection

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Task: Reflect on your Learning

    • Your Next Steps

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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