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Foundation to Level 2

Foundation to Level 2 Description

From Foundation to Level 2, the curriculum focus is on developing the knowledge, skills and understandings to enable students to learn about cultures in their immediate world. For students at Foundation...

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Foundation to Level 2 Content Descriptions

Cultural Practices

  1. Identify what is familiar and what is different in the ways culturally diverse individuals and families live (VCICCB001)
  2. Describe their experiences of intercultural encounters in which they have been involved (VCICCB002)

Cultural Diversity

  1. Identify and discuss cultural diversity in the school and/or community (VCICCD003)
  2. Imagine and explain what their responses might be if they were placed in a different cultural situation or setting (VCICCD004)

Foundation to Level 2 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 2, students begin to distinguish what is familiar and different in the ways culturally diverse individuals and families live. They describe their experiences of intercultural encounters, and identify cultural diversity in their school and/or community.

Students explain how they might respond in different cultural situations.

Levels 3 and 4

Levels 3 and 4 Description

In Levels 3 and 4, the curriculum focuses is on developing the knowledge, skills and understandings to enable students to learn about culture relevant to their social world of family, home, school...

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Levels 3 and 4 Content Descriptions

Cultural Practices

  1. Compare their own and others cultural practices, showing how these may influence the ways people relate to each other (VCICCB005)
  2. Describe what they have learnt about themselves and others from intercultural experiences including a critical perspective on and respect for their own and others cultures (VCICCB006)

Cultural Diversity

  1. Explain the role of cultural traditions in the development of personal, group and national identities (VCICCD007)
  2. Identify how understandings between culturally diverse groups can be encouraged and achieved (VCICCD008)

Levels 3 and 4 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 4, students are able to compare a range of cultural practices and explain their influence on people’s relationships. They explain what they have learnt about themselves and others from intercultural experiences.

Students explain the role of cultural traditions in the development of various identities. They develop critical perspective on and respect for their own and others cultures.

Levels 5 and 6

Levels 5 and 6 Description

In Levels 5 and 6, the curriculum focus is on developing the knowledge, skills and understandings to enable students to learn about diverse cultural practices and beliefs and how they compare with...

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Levels 5 and 6 Content Descriptions

Cultural Practices

  1. Analyse how aspects of their own and others lifestyle, behaviour, attitudes and beliefs can be culturally influenced (VCICCB009)
  2. Explain how intercultural experiences can influence beliefs and behaviours, including developing a critical perspective on and respect for their own and others cultures (VCICCB010)

Cultural Diversity

  1. Identify barriers to and means of reaching understandings within and between culturally diverse groups (VCICCD011)
  2. Examine and discuss the variety of ways in which people understand and appreciate differing cultural values and perspectives, and the things which promote or inhibit effective engagement with diverse cultural groups (VCICCD012)

Levels 5 and 6 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 6, students demonstrate an understanding how beliefs and practices can be influenced by culture and explain how intercultural experiences can influence beliefs and behaviours.

Students identify the barriers to and means of reaching understandings within and between culturally diverse groups and the ways in which effective engagement with those groups is promoted or inhibited.

Levels 7 and 8

Levels 7 and 8 Description

In Levels 7 and 8, the curriculum focus is on developing the knowledge, skills and understandings to reflect on how cultural practices and beliefs contributes to individual, group and national identities...

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Levels 7 and 8 Content Descriptions

Cultural Practices

  1. Analyse the dynamic nature of own and others cultural practices in a range of contexts (VCICCB013)
  2. Examine how various cultural groups are represented, by whom they are represented, and comment on the purpose and effect of these representations (VCICCB014)

Cultural Diversity

  1. Identify the challenges and benefits of living and working in a culturally diverse society (VCICCD015)
  2. Evaluate the ways in which the community demonstrates the value it places on cultural diversity, and why this valuing of cultural diversity is important to the community (VCICCD016)

Levels 7 and 8 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 8, students explain how cultural practices may change over time in a range of contexts. They understand how cultural groups can be represented, and comment on the effects of these representations.

Students understand the challenges and benefits of living and working in culturally diverse communities.

Levels 9 and 10

Levels 9 and 10 Description

In Levels 9 and 10, the curriculum focus is on developing the knowledge, skills and understandings to engage in complex discussions about interrelationships within and between cultures. This includes...

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Levels 9 and 10 Content Descriptions

Cultural Practices

  1. Analyse the complex and dynamic interrelationships between and within cultures in a range of contexts and the impact of these interrelationships on their own and others cultural practices (VCICCB017)
  2. Analyse the ways in which intercultural relationships and experiences have contributed to the development of attitudes, beliefs and behaviours, and how they are manifested in various contexts (VCICCB018)

Cultural Diversity

  1. Identify and analyse the challenges and benefits of living and working in an interconnected and culturally diverse world (VCICCD019)
  2. Analyse the components of a cohesive society, and the challenges, benefits and consequences of maintaining or failing to maintain that cohesion (VCICCD020)

Levels 9 and 10 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 10, students critically analyse the complex and dynamic interrelationship between and within cultures and the challenges and benefits of living in an interconnected and culturally diverse world. They evaluate how intercultural relationships and experiences influence attitudes, beliefs and behaviours in different contexts.

Students analyse the components of a cohesive society, and the challenges, benefits and consequences of maintaining or failing to maintain that cohesion.

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