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School of Economics

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

ECO3CCE
CLIMATE CHANGE ECONOMICS AND POLICY

Subject Learning Guide


(Extended Version)
Semester 1 Teaching Period
2014 Online Delivery
Subject Coordinator: Dr Jayanath Ananda

ENQUIRIES
Dr Jayanath Ananda
Senior Lecturer
La Trobe University
Victoria 3690

T 02 6024 9848
F 02 6024 9833
E j.ananda@latrobe.edu.au
latrobe.edu.au

Table of Contents
SUBJECT DETAILS

GENERAL DETAILS
ENROLMENT REQUIREMENTS
STAFF CONTACTS
SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
SUBJECT INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (SILOS)
FACULTY GRADUATE CAPABILITIES
LEARNING ACTIVITY SUMMARY
ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK SUMMARY
LEARNING RESOURCES
STUDENT FEEDBACK ON SUBJECT SURVEY
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

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SCHEDULE OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES

SESSION PLAN
LEARNING ACTIVITY DETAILS
COLLABORATE SESSIONS
HOW DOES A COLLABORATE SESSION WORK?
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE?
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE THE SESSION?

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ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK DETAILS

DETAILED GRADING CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT TASK PROJECT REPORT (FINAL)
ASSESSMENT TASK - PROJECT (DRAFT)
ASSESSMENT TASK - TUTORIALS 1-4

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LEARNING RESOURCES

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READINGS
ACADEMIC LANGUAGE AND LEARNING UNIT (ALLU)
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS)
LIBRARY
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

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LEARNING SUMMARY

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POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES

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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
EXTENSIONS, LATE SUBMISSIONS AND PENALTIES

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Subject Details
GENERAL DETAILS
Subject Code:

ECO3CCE

Subject Title:

Climate Change Economics and Policy

Teaching Period:

Semester 1

Location(s):

Albury-Wodonga/Bendigo/Melbourne/Mildura/Shepparton

Credit Points:

15

Mode:

Online

Level:

Third Year

ENROLMENT REQUIREMENTS
Prerequisites:

None

Co-requisites:

None

Incompatibles:

None

Assumed Skills & Knowledge:

None

Special Study Requirements:

An internet connection, preferably a broadband connection, is required to access the


subject off-campus.

STAFF CONTACTS
Subject Coordinator:

Dr Jayanath Ananda

Email:

j.ananda@latrobe.edu.au

Tel:

(02) 6024 9848

Location:

Room 4254, Michael Osborne Building, Albury-Wodonga Campus, Wodonga Vic 3690

SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
Students will be introduced to the concept of climate change and its predicted impacts on natural and built environments. Using climate
change economics, students will evaluate various national and international policy frameworks including carbon markets to mitigate humaninduced climate change. Students will also explore range of business implications arising from climate change mitigation and adaption policy
responses.
SUBJECT INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (SILOS)
Upon successful completion of this subject, you should be able to:
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evaluate the empirical evidence relating to climate change and its adverse impacts on natural and built environments in Australia

apply economic principles relating to climate change and evaluate key mitigation and adaptation policies in both developed and
developing countries

discuss core strategic issues relating to the international response to climate change mitigation

assess and propose appropriate adaptation and business strategies in response to climate change and present them in a report

FACULTY GRADUATE CAPABILITIES


The following Faculty Graduate Capabilities (FGCs) are evaluated in this subject:
FGC

FGC Point

Writing

Capstone

Enquiry/Research

Capstone

Critical thinking/analysis

Capstone

Creative problem solving/synthesis

Capstone

Information literacy

Capstone

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LEARNING ACTIVITY SUMMARY


Learning Activity:

Schedule

Online classes(Collaborate sessions)*

Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 11,12

Online Quiz 1

Week 3

Online Quiz 2

Week 7

Online Quiz 3

Week 10

Tutorial 1

Weeks 1-3

Tutorial 2

Weeks 4-7

Tutorial 3

Weeks 8-9

Tutorial 4

Weeks 10-12

Project (Draft)

Weeks 2- 7

Project (Final)

Weeks 7-12

*Collaborate virtual classroom sessions will be held on Mondays from 4.00-5.00 pm. The sessions will be recorded for the
benefit of those who cannot attend (See p.6 for details).
Further information is available at http://www.latrobe.edu.au/timetable/
ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK SUMMARY
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Assessment Tasks:

Due Date

Comments

Online Quiz 1

23 Mar

10%

30 min, one attempt

Tutorial 1

23 Mar

5%

Submit via LMS

Online Quiz 2

20 Apr

10%

30 min, one attempt

Tutorial 2

20 Apr

5%

Submit via LMS

Project (Draft)

20 Apr

10%

Submit via LMS

Online Quiz 3

18 May

10%

30 min, one attempt

Tutorial 3

18 May

5%

Submit via LMS

Tutorial 4

30 May

5%

Submit via LMS

Project Final (2000 words)

30 May

40%

Submit via LMS

Please note down these important deadlines in your diary. All deadlines close at 11.30 pm.

LEARNING RESOURCES

There is no prescribed text for this subject. All learning resources including web links to resources will be provided via the LMS
page of the subject.

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STUDENT FEEDBACK ON SUBJECT SURVEY


The Student Feedback on Subjects (SFS) Survey is part of the quality assurance process that occurs across the university. In this survey you are
invited to tell us about your learning experiences in this subject. Your views will be taken seriously and will assist us to enhance this subject for
the next group of students. The surveys are anonymous and will be distributed prior to the end of the teaching period.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
Academic integrity means being honest in academic work and taking responsibility for learning the conventions of scholarship. La Trobe
University views this seriously as evidenced by the following extract:
Academic honesty is a fundamental principle in teaching, learning, research and scholarship. The University requires its
academic staff and students to observe the highest ethical standards in all aspects of academic work and it
demonstrates its commitment to these values by awarding due credit for honestly conducted scholarly work, and by
penalising academic misconduct and all forms of cheating.
Academic Integrity Procedures (2010, p. 1 of 6)
Academic misconduct includes poor referencing, plagiarism, copying and cheating. You should familiarise yourself with your responsibilities in
relation to Academic Integrity and if you have any questions, direct them to your Course Coordinator. Information can be found on the
website at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/learning/integrity.html.

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Schedule of Learning Activities


Session Plan
Session

Topic

Readings

Week 1

Climate change science and empirics

See LMS page

Week 2

Measured and predicted climate change impacts on Australia

See LMS page

Week 3

Online quiz 1 Tutorial 1 Knowledge Checklist 1

Week 4

Climate change economics

See LMS page

Week 5

Measuring benefits and costs

See LMS page

Week 6

Mitigation & Adaptation policy

See LMS page

Week 7

Online Quiz 2 Tutorial 2 Project Draft - Knowledge Checklist 2

Mid-Semester Break
Week 8

Global responses and strategic issues

See LMS page

Week 9

Carbon markets and CDM

See LMS page

Week 10

Online Quiz 3 Tutorial 3 Knowledge Checklist 3

Week 11

Business strategy, Clean Energy and Technology Options

See LMS page

Week 12

Tutorial 4 Final Project Report

See LMS page

Learning Activity Details


This is an online subject. It is your responsibility to check your student email and the LMS site dedicated to the subject at least a couple of
times per week in order to engage with the subject and for updated information.

Collaborate Sessions
Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom for real time or live communications. Sessions in Collaborate can be recorded and viewed later.
Several online classes using Blackboard Collaborate (web-based software) have been scheduled for the subject. These sessions will be held on
Mondays 4.00-5.00 pm on the weeks specified in the Learning Activity Summary (p.4). Since this is the only synchronous mode of
communication, you are expected to take part in these sessions. The sessions will be recorded for the benefit of those who are unable to
attend.

How does a Collaborate session work?


Collaborate is not a software program that downloads to your computer. Instead Collaborate runs online and runs a small Java script to start.
You should agree to this script being run so that the session works. (Click Allow). You will be sent a web link via email to connect to a session.
Running other applications on the computer when Collaborate is running could slow down their connection to the session - it is best to not
have Facebook, Twitter, etc. running in the background.

What equipment do I need to participate?

Students need access to a computer with internet access. A broadband internet connection is best, but dialup will work (with
limitations)
Students are encouraged to use a headset with headphones and a microphone. Although most computers have built in microphones
and speakers, their use is discouraged as it may cause an audio feedback loop which can be distracting.

What do I need to do before the session?


You must test your audio in your Collaborate session at any time leading up to the start of the session.
The Collaborate Configuration Room is a testing space that is available 24 hours a day which allows you get a look at the Collaborate layout
and setup your audio configuration using the Audio Setup wizard (Tools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard).
You are encouraged to visit the Collaborate support Website to ensure you won't encounter problems during a session. You can also browse a
2-page Quick Reference Guide for Participants [PDF 393 KB] for more information.

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Assessment and Feedback Details


Assessment Task

Due Date

SILOs Assessed

Project (Final) 2000 words

30 May 2014

40

SILO 1, 2,3,& 4

Submission Details
Submit via Turnitin (LMS Drop) Box
Grading Criteria and Feedback
See Detailed Grading Criteria and Feedback below (p.9).
Description of Task

The Australian Government introduced a Carbon Tax in 2012 to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and to tackle the serious
environmental problem of climate change. The current Federal Government has introduced a Direct Action Plan to replace the
Carbon Tax and to achieve the same goal of greenhouse gas mitigation. Compare and contrast these two policies and evaluate
the likely impacts of both policies on your selected corporate case or a sector by applying the knowledge gained from the course.
In your response, as a minimum, you should:
1) Describe the predicted climate change impacts on your chosen case or sector
2) Discuss the rationale and the theoretical underpinnings of a carbon tax and compare it with the Direct Action Plan
3) Identify various risks and opportunities for the chosen sector or firm in a carbon constrained world.
4) Outline appropriate adaptation strategies
The case/sector selection is critical to this task. Seek advice if in doubt. Listed below are some examples. You are free to choose other
corporate cases or sectors apart from what is listed below:
Examples of Sectors
Urban Water
Renewable Energy
Non-renewable energy
Food manufacturing
Transport
Mining
Forestry
Building construction
Banking
Local government
Healthcare
Horticulture
Alpine tourism

Examples of Corporate cases


An urban water authority
A solar energy retailer
An electricity retailer, a petroleum refiner, distributor, retailer
A food manufacturing firm
A logistics firm
A mining firm
A plantation firm
A construction firm
A commercial bank
A shire or council
A healthcare provider
A horticultural firm/winery
An Alpine ski resort

Formatting the Project Report

The final document should be submitted via the Turnitin link (LMS) as a double-spaced Microsoft Word document with a Title page
indicating the title of the project, your name and student ID number.

Students must use the Harvard referencing style for both in-text and at the end of the document reference list.

You are strongly encouraged to embed online media (hyper- links to specific websites, videos and podcasts) in order to comply with
the word limit restriction. It makes sense to provide more analysis and present descriptive contents using external web links or
hyper-texts.
If there are any issues about the project you should seek early advice from the Subject Coordinator before commencing your work. The task
requires a substantial research effort on the chosen case and using and reviewing material outside the reading list.
Please bear in mind that this authentic learning task is equivalent to your final examination for this subject. Past evidence indicates that late
starters (of Project work) tend to struggle passing the subject.
No extensions will be granted outside the university policies and procedures (p.14).

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Assessment Task

Due Date

SILOs Assessed

Project (Draft) 2 pages

11 Apr 2014

10%

SILO 1-4

Submission Details
Submit via LMS Drop Box
Grading Criteria and Feedback
See Detailed Grading Criteria and Feedback below
Description of Task
Project (Draft) is a 2-page note describing the corporate case or sector that you intend to analyse for the 2000-word Project task. This project
brief should include background information specific to your project such as the size of the firm or sector, its geographical spread, structure of
the industry and the level of competition, whether trade-exposed or not, level of employment, level of output and the contribution to the
national economy (for a sector or sub-sector), forecasted climate and policy impacts, etc. More importantly, it should include an outline of the
project report. You can use this document as a foundation for your final project.
Feedback will be provided on each draft project. By submitting the draft note early, you will have adequate time and opportunity to revise and
improve your project contents and analysis. However, the marks received for the 2-page Draft is not necessarily a good predictor of the final
grade of the task.

Assessment Tasks

Due Date

SILOs Assessed

Tutorials 1-4

See p.4

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SILO 1-4

Submission Details
Submit via LMS Drop Box
Grading Criteria and Feedback
See Detailed Grading Criteria and Feedback below.
Description of Task
Four online tutorials are scheduled for this subject. Each tutorial contains several questions which require short answer responses.
Assessment Task

Due Date

SILOs Assessed

Online Quizzes 1-3

See p.4

30%

SILO 1-3

Submission Details
Online (via LMS)
Grading Criteria and Feedback
Each correct response is worth 0.5 marks totalling a maximum of 10 marks per quiz.
Description of Task
There are 20 multiple choice questions for each quiz. The quiz is set to 30 minute duration and will be open for several days. Each question can
only be attempted once, so read carefully. It is your responsibility to undertake the Quiz before its due date. If you have any difficulty accessing
the Quiz, you should contact the Subject Coordinator as soon as possible. You should review all material provided in the Module and complete
the relevant Tutorial before attempting the quiz.

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Detailed Grading Criteria


Assessment Task Project Report (Final)
The following table is included to help in your understanding of what examiners look for when assessing the Project (Final) Report; it suggests
factors or qualities they look for to determine the levels of understanding and performance being demonstrated, and to differentiate between
the various grades.
Fail 0-49%

D 50-59%

Application of

Theories and

theories &

concepts are

concepts

C 60-69%

B 70-79%

A 80-100%

Generally very limited Relevant concepts, etc.

Critical or evaluative

Creative or reflective

application; some

applied in a generally

thinking about how

processing of

lacking and not

misunderstanding or

appropriate and

concepts/theories are

theories/concepts;

applicable to the

quite superficial

thoughtful way. No

applied; most

understanding of how

questions.

treatment.

major

important

and why they are

misunderstandings;

relationships between

used.

logical connections

component elements

between ideas; no

are explored.

serious omissions.
Critical discussion

Critical discussion

Critical differences

Critical discussion and

Critical discussion and

Critical and evaluative

and evaluation

and evaluation

are identified but

evaluation of policies;

evaluation of policies

thinking; all important

are lacking; no

lacking in evaluation

Some inconsistencies

with some

relationships between

evidenced based

and discussion

that detract from the

relationships between

component elements

whole

components are

are explored to derive

explored to derive

convincing arguments.

support for
arguments

convincing arguments.
Structure and

Structure and

Well enough

Sequence and structure

Ideas are sequenced

Confidently and

organisation

organisation of

structured to make

are mostly logical and

in a logically satisfying

flexibly applies

the case study is

sense; could be

easy to follow. Some

way; connections

practical analytical

poor; needed to

better organised and

inconsistencies that

between different

tools at the threshold

focus upon the

more tightly focused

detract from the whole

themes or sections are of professional

questions.

upon the questions.

well made. Some

Instances of

minor slips that do not and sequence are

irrelevance or

interfere with the

used effectively to

confusion.

whole

help integrate ideas or

confidence. Structure

support logical
argument. Soundly
structured
throughout.
Use of

Evidence and

information

information is not and appropriate

(including

found to support

selection of resources and resources. Most

secondary

the answers to

and data; some

research) and

the questions.

incomplete,

preparation

Academic
referencing style

Generally accurate

Well researched with

Conclusions are fully

Evidence of critical or

good use of material

supported by

thoughtful sorting and

appropriate and well

selection of a wide

information is

organised data. May

range of resources

appropriate, consistent

be some minor

and data.

unsupported or

and supportive of the

omissions. Sources

Comprehensive and

inconsistent

conclusions drawn.

fully referenced and

accurate. Answers to

is not applied

information. Limited

Sources of information

academic referencing

questions fully

consistently

sources of

acknowledged with

adhered.

supported by the

information with

minor referencing

evidence. Accurate

some inaccuracies in

errors.

academic referencing

their referencing.

convention citing
multiple sources

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Fail 0-49%

D 50-59%

C 60-69%

B 70-79%

A 80-100%

Use of Online

Minimal or no

Some online media

A several types of

A range of relevant

Excellent and

media and overall

use of online

use; Clear enough to

online media used;

and high quality

innovative use of a

presentation

media; Not able

be understood; some

Language is generally

online media used.

variety of online

quality

to be

confused or unclear

sound and clear

Language use

media; Confident and

understood;

expression. Spelling,

throughout.

demonstrates

precise use of

confused or

punctuation &

Grammatically sound

precision and

language; mastery of

unclear

grammar generally

with some minor slips

expressiveness as well

style and tone.

expression.

satisfactory but likely

that do not detract

as clarity.

Accurate application

Spelling,

to need attention.

from the whole.

Grammatically sound

of grammar.

punctuation &

presentation.

grammar
unsatisfactory.
Problem Solving

Problem solving

Some of the key

Applies the essential

Applies a range of

Applies a wide range

technique has not knowledge and/or

range of knowledge and knowledge and skills

of knowledge and

integrated

skills appropriate to

skills appropriate to the

appropriate to the

skills appropriate to

sufficient

the solution of

solution of relevant

solution of relevant

the solution of

knowledge and

relevant problems

problems, and

problems, and

relevant problems,

skills to provide

have been omitted,

identifies, and defines

identifies, and defines

and identifies, and

viable solutions

and the solutions or

and constructs

and constructs

defines and constructs

recommendations

recommendations on

relevant

novel

are limited on this

this basis. Some of the

recommendations on

recommendations on

basis. Some of the

solutions have not been

this basis evaluated

this basis

solutions have not

evaluated against the

against outcomes

been evaluated

purpose of the

against the purpose

outcomes

of the outcomes

Assessment Task - Project (Draft)

Assessment

Fulfilment of the overall task intent

Unsatisfactory

Understanding of the task is not apparent or most crucial

(1 mark)

contents are missing

Developing

Overall completion of the task with some inaccuracies or missing

(4 marks)

content

Satisfactory

Overall completion of the tasks demonstrating satisfactory

(6 marks)

understanding

Accomplished

Overall completion of the tasks demonstrating very good

(8 marks)

understanding

Excellent
(10 marks)

Excellent understanding and completion of the task

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Assessment Task - Tutorials 1-4

Assessment

Fulfilment of the overall task intent

Unsatisfactory

Understanding of the task is not apparent or most answers have

(1 mark)

not been attempted

Developing

Overall completion of tasks with some inaccuracies or some

(2 marks)

answers have not been attempted

Satisfactory

Overall completion of all tasks demonstrating satisfactory

(3 marks)

understanding

Accomplished

Overall completion of all tasks demonstrating very good

(4 marks)

understanding

Excellent

(5 marks)

Excellent understanding and completion of all tasks

Learning Resources
Readings
There is no prescribed text for this subject. All learning resources including web links to resources will be provided via the LMS
page of the subject.

Academic Language and Learning Unit (ALLU)


The Academic Language and Learning Unit (ALLU) works closely with teaching staff in the Faculties and on the Melbourne campus and the
regional campuses to ensure that all La Trobe students including those from non-English-speaking backgrounds develop high-level
academic speaking, writing, reading, and numeracy skills required for successful learning in their courses. For further information, please see
the website at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/learning/

Learning Management System (LMS)


The Learning Management System (LMS) is an Internet based system which allows you access to learning materials and to interact with other
students and teaching staff in activities related to your studies from any location with Internet access. Most subjects have a LMS site into
which you are automatically added as part of your enrolment into the subject.
The LMS can be accessed at: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/lms/login/ by using your Username and Password provided to you on your
Statement of Account. If you are having trouble accessing the LMS or want to find out more about LMS, please see the website at:
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/studentlmsinfo/moodle/index.html

Library
The Library has many valuable physical and online learning resources that can help you with your study. On campus students should get to
know the physical Library environment by going on a Library Tour. All students should get familiar with the Library website where online
resources include:

LibGuides [http://latrobe.libguides.com/index.php] providing specific discipline and subject guides;


LibSkills [http://latrobe.libguides.com/libskills] to teach you library research and information literacy skills;
LibChat [http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/] - a library discussion forum allowing you to chat with a Librarian;
Academic Referencing Modules [http://latrobe.libguides.com/referencingmodules] to assist you to understand
specific referencing styles;
Academic Referencing Tool [http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/referencingtool/non-flash/index.php] providing detailed
referencing examples; and,
Assignment Calculator [http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/calculator/index.php] to assist you in time managing your
assignments and submitting on time.
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Student Support Services


If you have special needs due to disability or other factors the Equality and Diversity Centre can provide advice and support. This Centre can
be contacted by telephone on (03) 9479 2900 (Melbourne); (03) 5444 7410 (Bendigo); (02) 6024 9628 (Albury-Wodonga); National Relay
Service Deaf and Hearing Impaired: T: 133677 (within Australia only). Email: Equality@latrobe.edu.au or refer to the website at:

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/equality/.

Learning Summary
This section is intended to show you how the various learning activities and assessments meet the stated Subject Intended Learning Outcomes
(SILOs) and, where applicable, how they relate to your development and achievement of the Faculty Graduate Capabilities (FGCs) and any
professional standards.
SUBJECT INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (SILOs)
Upon successful completion of this subject, you should be able to:
1

evaluate the empirical evidence relating to climate change and its adverse impacts on natural and built environments in Australia

apply economic principles relating to climate change and evaluate key mitigation and adaptation policies in both developed and
developing countries

discuss core strategic issues relating to the international response to climate change mitigation

assess and propose appropriate adaptation and business strategies in response to climate change and present them in a report

FACULTY GRADUATE CAPABILITIES (FGCs)


The following Faculty Graduate Capabilities (FGCs) are evaluated in this subject:
FGC

Level

Writing

Capstone

Enquiry/Research

Capstone

Critical thinking/analysis

Capstone

Creative problem solving/synthesis

Capstone

Information literacy

Capstone

ACTIVITY AND ASSESSMENT CONTRIBUTION TO SILOs and FGCs


Learning Activities
Session

Topic

SILO(s)

FGC(s)

Week 1

Climate change science and empirics

b, c, e

Week 2

Measured and predicted climate change impacts on Australia

b, c, e

Week 3

Online quiz 1 Tutorial 1 Knowledge Checklist 1

b, c, e

Week 4

Climate change economics

a, c

Week 5

Measuring benefits and costs

a, c

Week 6

Mitigation & Adaptation policy

a, c

Week 7

Online quiz 2 Tutorial 2 Project Draft - Knowledge Checklist 2

2, 3

a, c

Week 8

Global responses and strategic issues

c, e

Week 9

Carbon markets and CDM

c, e

Week 10

Online Quiz 3 Tutorial 3 Knowledge Checklist 3

c, e

Week 11

Business strategy, Clean energy and technology options

c, e

Week 12

Tutorial 4 Final Project Report

1, 2, 3, 4

a, b, c, d, e

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Assessment Tasks
Due Date

Task

SILO(s)

FGC(s)

See p. 4

Online Quizzes 1-3

I, 2, 3

c, d

See p. 4

Tutorials 1-4

1, 2

a, b, c

2o Apr 2014

Project (Draft)

1, 2, 3, 4

a, b, c, d, e

3o May 2014

Project (Final)

1, 2, 3, 4

a, b, c, d, e

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Policies, Procedures and Guidelines


The University has a comprehensive policy framework to which both staff and students must adhere. You should familiarise yourself with
those policies, procedures and guidelines likely to affect you especially the following:

Academic Integrity.
Academic Progress.
Assessment and Feedback.
Extension to Submission Dates.
Late Submission of Assessment Tasks.
Occupational, Health and Safety [OHS].
Privacy.
Special Consideration.
Student Charter.
Use of Electronic Mail.

The relevant policies, procedures and guidelines can be found on the website at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/policy/

Academic Integrity
Academic integrity means being honest in academic work and taking responsibility for learning the conventions of scholarship. La Trobe
University views this seriously as evidenced by the following extract:
Academic honesty is a fundamental principle in teaching, learning, research and scholarship. The University requires its
academic staff and students to observe the highest ethical standards in all aspects of academic work and it
demonstrates its commitment to these values by awarding due credit for honestly conducted scholarly work, and by
penalising academic misconduct and all forms of cheating.
Academic Integrity Procedures (2010, p. 1 of 6)
Academic misconduct includes poor referencing, plagiarism, copying and cheating (especially during online quizzes). You should familiarise
yourself with your responsibilities in relation to Academic Integrity and if you have any questions, direct them to your Course Coordinator.
Information can be found on the website at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/learning/integrity.html

Special Consideration
Special Consideration is the term used to describe a process that applies an equity measure to ensure that where any temporary adverse
circumstances beyond the control of a student, that impact negatively on that students ability to demonstrate their learning achievement for
an assessment task, is taken into account.
Eligibility to apply for Special Consideration does not automatically imply eligibility to receive it. Certain criteria must be satisfied in order to
receive Special Consideration.
Please refer to the relevant policies, procedures and guidelines website at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/policy/

Extensions, Late Submissions and Penalties


There are policies and procedures to guarantee fair, consistent and transparent treatment of late submission of assessment tasks provide
equity around extensions to submission dates and penalties associated with not submitting assessment by the due date and time.
Please refer to the relevant policies, procedures and guidelines website at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/policy/

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