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Learning objects Resort rescue: coastal protection

TLF ID L2691

Look at long-term effects of development at a beach resort. Explore effects on fish stocks, coral cover, wildlife, sedimentation and coastal erosion. Consider social and economic impacts. Compare proposals to plant mangroves, cocos palms or build a sea wall. Try to maximise economic performance, environmental protection and community satisfaction. Recommend a solution and look at the long-term outcomes. This learning object is one in a series of five objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students compare the merits of environmental management solutions.
  • Students explore social, economic and environmental issues in a coastal management setting.
Educational value
  • Illustrates long-term effects of environmental degradation and remediation in a coastal tourist resort.
  • Provides tools for students to analyse the economic, social and ecological consequences of environmental disturbance and remediation.
  • Facilitates comparison of solutions that address coastal management problems.
  • Encourages students to identify a solution that has the most positive outcome on social, economic and environmental factors.
  • Tests understanding of key concepts through a series of multiple-choice questions.
Year level

7; 8

Learning area
  • studies of society and environment;
  • science
  • Science/Science as a human endeavour
    • Studies of society and environment/Impact of change
    • Studies of society and environment/Sustainable development
    • Studies of society and environment/Social impact
    • Studies of society and environment/Ecological balance
    • Studies of society and environment/Economic impact
    • Studies of society and environment/Environmental impact
    • Studies of society and environment/Environmental management
    • Studies of society and environment/Environmental protection
    • Studies of society and environment/Community
    • Studies of society and environment/Decision-making
    • Studies of society and environment/Conservation of natural resources
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Anne-Marie Scott
    • Address: Bundanoon NSW 2578 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Russell Darnley
    • Organisation: Asian Field Study Centres Pty Ltd
    • Address: Rozelle NSW 2039 Australia
    • URL:
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 28 Jan 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.