Enquiring minds meet great expectations
Eleven Taminmin College students have been lauded for their capacity to conduct outstanding research.
The Year 11 collegians rigorously investigated a topic of interest as part of the Year 12 Research Project 1B.
Like the 25 other participants — drawn from Casuarina Senior College, Good Shepherd Lutheran College, and NT Christian College — their findings were expected to resolve a problem.
Department early years and education services officer, Inge Gardiner, said the 36 researchers had to make an oral presentation of their results to a Charles Darwin University panel.
“The project, which demanded very through research completed to university standards, was judged on the outcome of the inquiry and the presentation of the conclusions,” she said.
“The Taminmin College subjects included astrology, marijuana use and secondary school performance, physician-assisted suicide, the ethics of animal captivity in Western zoos, and the environmental and economic impacts of oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight.
“All 11 students earned Distinction or High Distinction grades and advanced standing at the university exempting them from a first year CDU unit.
“There have been many successful students from Taminmin College who’ve used their advanced standing not only for recognition at CDU, but also for scholarship applications to CDU and other Australian universities.”
This is the fourth year Taminmin College students have competed for advanced standing.
Picture: Six of the 11 Taminmin College awardees — with research teacher Etienne Littlefair (background) — received certificates of advanced standing at CDU on 4 March 2020.