1984 Ed Qld Marine Studies Syllabus
ISBN : None allocated
Published Date : 01 July 1984
Product Code : 1984 Ed QLD
Format : Free PDF for download
In 1984 ...
This is a condensed version of a more fully developed document that is available from the Transition to Work Project of the Queensland Department of Education. At the time of publication the Syllabus is intended for Senior Secondary school students who do not wish to seek Tertiary entry.
The syllabus if taken in its entirety, can constitute a school work programme and will be given accreditation from the Queensland Board of Secondary School Studies as a board registered School subject.
It is hoped that in the not too distant future, to have a number of schools trial the syllabus as a pilot course so that it may gain accreditation for a Board of Secondary School subject that will qualify students for tertiary entrance.
This booklet was written based on the curriculum development with STAQ and the programs at Benowa and Gladstone State High Schools.
The 10 units include
1. Navigation - 10 hrs
2. Boating 45 hrs
3. Swimming and diving 15 hrs
4. Commercial and recreational use of the sea 30 hrs
5. Marine technology and research 29 hrs
6. Marine resources value and management 12 hrs
7. Marine history 10 hrs
8. Coastal studies 29 hrs
9. The oceans 10 hrs
10. Boat licence and excursion 20 hrs
4. Global aims
5. Organisational notes
6. General objectives
7. Learning experiences
8. Development of an assessment program
Jim Leach, John Pitman, Cyril Connell, Lyle Ferguson, Ken Gilbert, Science staff at Gladstone and Benowa State High Schools
by C. W. Connell, Deputy Director Secondary Department of Education
It is significant that Mr Bob Moffatt responded to the need for a Marine Studies Program in the year that the Australia II syndicate made the first victorious challenge for the America's Cup. Future challenges to be held in Australian waters will surely increase Australian consciousness of our Maritime aspirations.
If we as Queenslanders have neglected to fully avail ourselves of our maritime heritage, publication of this program must rectify this situation.
Lord Hirschfield, Governor of the London School of Economics and President of Howarth International, stated on a recent visit to Australia that citizens of tomorrow world will have more money in their pockets, have an improved life style with greater leisure activities and cheaper goods.
He envisages the hospitality industry with its allied services, becoming the boom industries of the future. Tourism already the second largest income earner for Queensland, must develop even further.
The maritime industries, already so much a part of our tourist industry, must share in this development.
The vision of Mr Bob Moffatt in designing this course, his attention to detail and his ability to relate the course to the needs of students have produced a program of great appeal to students and teachers alike.
The program is drawn from not only Mr Moffatt's own extensive educational and recreational experiences but also the multitudinous marine expertise available on the Gold Coast.
A Marine Studies Centre is at present being developed at Benowa State High School in order to establish the Marine Studies Program on its own home ground. Even though the project has been primarily aimed to cater for the local community, basic skills and tenets outlined in the program will be applicable to other marine situations.
I have great pleasure in "launching" this Marine Studies Program; may it benefit all those who love the marine life.