Ethics, Zoos and YOU!
See how Zoos Victoria apply the key concepts of VCE Psychology to promote animal welfare and wildlife conservation.
- Apply and understand ethical principles
- Gather qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis including case studies
- Communicate scientific ideas
- An understanding of scientific process and assess the strengths and limitations of science
- Understand the ethical, social and political contexts of scientific endeavours
- Analytical skills including critical and creative thinking
- Analyse contemporary psychology-related issues
Workshop with Melbourne Zoo teacher – psychology skills and knowledge in animal welfare and wildlife conservation
|Workshop with Melbourne Zoo teacher – onsite workshop, teachers chosen focus of behaviour change or research methods of orangutans||45 minutes|
|Explore the Zoo – visit animal exhibits, attend educational keeper talks||1 – 2 hours|
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) – Psychology
Plan and undertake investigations
- Students will determine aims, formulate hypothesises, and identify variables
Comply with safety and ethical guidelines
- Students will understand role of ethics committees and application of ethical principles
Conduct investigations to collect and record data
- Students will do an observational study of a sample population with qualitative and quantitative data collection, independent and collaborative work, and have access to secondary data
Analyse and evaluate data, methods and scientific models
- Students organise, present and interpret data, evaluate investigative procedure and possible sources of bias, and make inferences and suggestions regarding the population and data
Draw evidence-based conclusions
- Students make conclusions and recommendations, consider limitations and implications
Communicate and explain scientific ideas
- Students discuss relevant psychological information, using correct terminology, and present information as a scientific report or poster
Area of Study 2: How are people influenced to behave in particular ways?
- Through the analysis of one of Zoos Victoria's community conservation projects, students will explore how Zoos Victoria applies the tri-component model to influence and shape the behaviour of our visitors
Plan your excursion
This is an outdoor all-weather program; the students will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Students will need a copy of the student workbook, electronic device, clipboard and a pen. Teachers will need a copy of the teacher workbook.
School groups will enter via Rail Gate. The organising teacher must present their booking confirmation to Admission staff prior to students and remaining teachers entering the Zoo. More information