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Learning objects Community enterprise: making a choice

TLF ID L1025

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or parklands. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at four locations: library, shopping mall, talkback radio station and a council meeting. Rate the economic, social and environmental effects of each proposal. Explain the reasons for your recommendation. Use a model structure to build a report. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students investigate the environmental, social and economic consequences of redeveloping an unused factory site.
  • Students recommend a course of action that will maximise the environmental, social and economic benefits of redevelopment to a local community.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to investigate the social, economic and environmental consequences of proposed land uses.
  • Includes tools to compare, sort and analyse a variety of opinions on the development of an unused site in a local community.
  • Includes an interactive notebook for recording and analysing information.
  • Enables students to recommend an action and summarise reasons in a printable letter.
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/Resources
  • Studies of society and environment/Sustainable development
  • Studies of society and environment/Systems
  • Studies of society and environment/Social impact
  • Studies of society and environment/Economic conditions
  • Studies of society and environment/Economic factors
  • Studies of society and environment/Economic impact
  • Studies of society and environment/Economics
  • Studies of society and environment/Community
  • Studies of society and environment/Decision-making
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application;
  • Analysis;
  • Synthesis
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: Bundanoon NSW 2578 Australia
  • Subject matter expert
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 09 Oct 2013
  • 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.