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Learning objects Balancing the options: aged care [ESL]

TLF ID L9083

Help a local council to investigate differences of opinion about a proposed aged care facility. Gather facts and opinions from local residents, retirees' families and the property developer. Compare options, then choose the plan that best addresses issues raised by all of the interest groups. Explain the reasons for your recommendation.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students compare the merits of a number of solutions to a series of conflicts between various interest groups and stakeholders in a local community.
  • Students recommend and justify a solution that achieves the most favourable outcome for all interest groups and stakeholders.
Educational value
  • Students compare and analyse a range of opinions regarding the establishment of an aged care facility in the local community.
  • Students explore information in a range of news media and other information sources.
  • Students rank possible courses of action according to effectiveness in resolving issues.
  • Features an interactive opinion organiser for representing the concerns of community members about possible courses of action.
  • Prompts students to undertake more research if they do not utilise all of the information provided.
  • Includes a printable report in which students recommend a course of action and their reasons for supporting it.
  • Features modified language for English as a Second Language users.
  • Includes a glossary of words used in the activity
  • Includes a language game in which students use connectives to place statements in a logical order.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • studies of society and environment
  • Studies of society and environment/Investigation, communication and participation
  • Studies of society and environment/Place and space
  • Studies of society and environment/Environment
  • Studies of society and environment/Environmental impact
  • Studies of society and environment/Environmental issues
  • Studies of society and environment/Relationships
  • Studies of society and environment/Community
  • Studies of society and environment/Community life
  • Studies of society and environment/Community project
  • Studies of society and environment/Conflict resolution
  • Studies of society and environment/Conservation of natural resources
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application;
  • Analysis
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Experiment;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Script writer
  • Name: Anne-Maree Scott
  • Address: Road Bundanoon NSW 2578 Australia
  • Subject matter expert
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Educational validator
  • Script writer
  • Name: Warwick Mears
  • Address: Cebu Philippines
  • Subject matter expert
  • Name: Sandra Bernhardt
  • Address: Marrickville NSW 2204 Australia
  • Technical implementer
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
  • Generic
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
Platform requirements
  • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256 kbit/s or faster.
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.