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.

 

Audience

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

 

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Analyse the Impact of Everyday Objects” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors   2.1.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

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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