Presentation on theme: "Environmental Systems and Societies"— Presentation transcript:
1 Environmental Systems and Societies Standard Level OnlyGroup 3/4
2 What is Environmental Systems and why is it important? The importance of the environment is becoming increasingly an importantpolitical and economic issues. Governments and companies andgovernments ignore the environment at their peril.Careers in this expanding area are becoming both sort after and essential forfuture plans.Environmental Systems and Societies studies the environment and how theactions of man has impacted on the world in which we live.
3 What is Environmental Systems and why is it important? Environmental Systems and Societies is a new course offered in the IBDiploma Programme.Environmental Systems and Societies is a transdisciplinary course thatsatisfies the IB Diploma Programme requirements for a Group 3 (Individualsand Societies) and a Group 4 (Experimental Sciences) subject.Environmental Systems and Societies is being offered for the first time in2008.Environmental Systems and Societies is only aStandard Level Subject in 2008.
4 What will you study in Environmental Systems and Societies? Systems and ModelsThe EcosystemHuman PopulationsConservation and BiodiversityPollution ManagementThe Issue of Global WarmingEnvironmental Value Systems
5 Who is Environmental Systems and Societies suitable for? This subject is designed for people who:Have an interest in the environment andenvironmental issues.Have a passion for examining the world in which theylive and the impact that man is having on it.Like enquiry-based learning.Like conducting research and experiments to supporttheir findings.Are looking to open up their IB options.Do not have a strong interest in a pure Group 3 orGroup 4 subject.
7 Internal AssessmentAll students are required to complete 30 hours of Internal Assessment activities throughout the 150 hours of the course.Internal Assessment activities will take the form of Field Work or Investigations.Internal Assessment activities will focus on the assessment of research and practical skills.The exact nature of the InternalAssessment activity will bedetermined by the teacher andthe students depending oninterest, skills of participantsand resources.
8 Teaching Methods Enquiry-based work Individual Research Group Work DebatesDVD’sOnline Internet lessons & ActivitiesPresentationsField WorkPracticals