You can be the Change
The Innovation Unit course enables you to pursue an opportunity to work collaboratively with others. To define real-world problems and devise and implement solutions. The course aims for you to develop your enterprise and general capabilities skills in order for you to design and implement a project that relates to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals that can enact change in your local, national or global community.
- Critical and Creative Thinking
- Ethical and Intercultural Understanding
- ICT Capability and Digital Literacy
- Enthusiasm for ongoing learning
- Personal and Social Capability
- Presentation Skills
- Communications Skills
- Problem Solving
Projects in a nutshell
Our students can make a local change to a global issue.
Research and project Component
Students undertake a research component and a project learning component. Throughout the course students are required to create a digital portfolio to record their project development.
Students are graded on the presentation and organisation of their portfolios. A demonstration of their knowledge of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as well as their ability to identify a problem to address, design and implement solutions. Their grade is also reflective of their ability to work as a team along with developing their personal and social capability.
Extracts of student portfolios
“Studying the United Nations Association of Australia Global Citizenship and Sustainability Program at Manea Senior College has been a great experience, both enjoyable and educational. This course has provided me with the opportunity to become actively involved with contributing to the local community by creating and implementing our own projects that are focused on one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, given by the United Nations. I highly recommend this course as it has provided me with a new range of critical thinking skills that involve creatively developing ideas as well as hands on experience. Overall, the stress free, pleasant nature of the course allowed me to combine this endorsed project with an ATAR pathway, without an overwhelming workload, which lead me to especially enjoy this course.”
“Choosing to study the United Nations Association of Australia Global Citizenship and Sustainability Program at Manea Senior College was a choice I have not regretted. It has pushed me to learn more deeply about relevant global issues which I care about, and go onto developing my own group project which actively involved me in resolving these issues. Michele Watson is so encouraging and knowledgeable which eased us all into this course and motivated us to keep doing our best. I highly recommend this course for anyone who cares about making positive changes to our community and our environment.”