Education for Sustainability Level 3

Recommended report structure

90831: Analyse the impact that policies have on a sustainable future

Title page

Table of contents/terms of reference (optional)/executive summary (5–6 sentences maximum)

Section 1: Introduction

  • definitions of key terms used
  • policy 1 is introduced, along with attendant practices
  • policy 2 is introduced, along with attendant practices
  • outline of report structure.

Section 2: Policy development process/background

For each policy in turn:

  • analyse the influence of external forces within the context of aspects of sustainability (PESTLE or a similar analysis tool can be used in conjunction with the (four) aspects of sustainability)
  • analyse/critique the attendant practices.

Section 3: Discussion of policy implementation

For both policies:

  • discuss what practices have been developed from the policies, with examples
  • explain why the practices are relevant to the purpose/intent of the policy
  • evaluate the relative success of the implementation, in relation to the intent and within the context of aspects of sustainability.

Section 4: Conclusion

For both policies:

  • draw conclusions about their relative impacts in relation to at least two of the four aspects of sustainability
  • discuss the extent to which the policies contribute to a sustainable future, using evidence and examples.

Reference list

Provide a list of references and sources, including web links, using appropriate referencing conventions and systems such as APA or ACS.

Note: This recommended report structure is offered as a guide only. It is not intended as a prescriptive approach, rather to provide robust guidance to teachers and candidates on how to address the requirements of Achievement Standard 90831. Other approaches are possible.


91736: Analyse how different world-views, and the values and practices associated with them, impact on sustainability

Title Page

Table of contents/terms of reference (optional)/executive summary (5–6 sentences maximum)

Section 1: Introduction

  • definitions of key terms used
  • world-view 1 is introduced, along with associated values and practices
  • world-view 2 is introduced, along with associated values and practices
  • outline of report structure.

Section 2: Explanation of two different world-views

For each (different) world-view, provide:

  • explanation of each world-view, providing a summary analysis of the associated values and their practices
  • relevant supporting evidence and/or examples.

Section 3: Analysis in relation to aspects of sustainability

In relation to both world-views, provide an analysis (or analysis summary) of such themes as:

  • interrelationships between values and practices
  • aspects of sustainability.

Section 4: Comparison of each of the two world-views

In relation to both world-views and within the context of aspects of sustainability, provide an analysis (or analysis summary) of such themes as:

  • present and future issues
  • similar impacts and different impacts.

Section 5: Complexities explored

Evidence of analysis of such themes as:

  • changing values over time
  • conflicting or contrasting value sets
  • tensions/complexities and conclusions.

Reference list

Provide a list of references and sources, including web links, using appropriate referencing conventions and systems such as APA or ACS.

Note: This recommended report structure is offered as a guide only. It is not intended as a prescriptive approach, rather to provide robust guidance to teachers and candidates on how to address the requirements of Achievement Standard 91736. Other approaches are possible.


 
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