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All Saints College St Peter’s Campus
Assessment Task Notification 2012

Subject:Geography Year:10
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Unit: Issues in Australian Environments Task Number: Three -------------------------------------------------
Task Type: Research Action Plan (RAP)
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Date Issued: Week 2, Term 3 2012 Date Due: Week 7, Term 3 2012: In-class task based on findings of RAP: Specific date to be advised. -------------------------------------------------

Outcomes being assessed:
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5.1 identifies, gathers and evaluates geographical information -------------------------------------------------
5.2 analyses and organises geographical information
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5.10 Applies geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to demonstrate active and informed citizenship. Task Description
Research Action Plan
You are to investigate the contemporary geographical issue of Waste Management, in particular the effectiveness of waste management at St. Peter’s Campus Maitland. As part of this investigation you will complete a RESEARCH ACTION PLAN and in-class task. Questions for the in-class task will be based on the RAP. Students will NOT be able to take the RAP into class to complete the examination. You MUST follow the instructions on the attached Research Action Plan scaffold to complete this assessment task. Task Description

Research Action Plan
You are to investigate the contemporary geographical issue of Waste Management, in particular the effectiveness of waste management at St. Peter’s Campus Maitland. As part of this investigation you will complete a RESEARCH ACTION PLAN and in-class task. Questions for the in-class task will be based on the RAP. Students will NOT be able to take the RAP into class to complete the examination. You MUST follow the instructions on the attached Research Action Plan scaffold to complete this assessment task.

Marking criteria
You will be assessed on your ability to:
* Gather information from a variety of sources
* Complete all steps of a Research Action Plan
* Communicate research findings in a written format
* Demonstrate active citizenship by making recommendations about waste management

Marking criteria
You will be assessed on your ability to:
* Gather information from a variety of sources
* Complete all steps of a Research Action Plan
* Communicate research findings in a written format
* Demonstrate active citizenship by making recommendations about waste management

YR 10 RESEARCH ACTION PLAN (RAP)
ASSESSMENT TASK 3
Task details:
As Part of the Stage 5 Geography course, you are to undertake a Research Action Plan on a geographical issue affecting Australian environments in a local context, namely the issue of Waste Management at All Saints College, St. Peter’s Campus Maitland. The attached scaffold must be used to complete this task To develop a Research Action Plan (RAP) the following steps must be taken: Step 1Identify the aim/purpose of the investigation (this has been done for you) Step 2Generate a number of focus questions to be addressed by the investigation (some of this has been done for you). Step 3Decide which primary and secondary data are needed to answer the focus questions (some of this has been done for you). Step 4Identify the techniques that will be used to collect the data. Step 5Collect primary and secondary data

Step 6Process and analyse data collected
Step 7Select presentation methods to communicate the research findings effectively Step 8Propose individual or group action in response to the research findings and, where appropriate, take such...
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