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Intercultural Capability

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Structure

Intercultural Capability is organised into two interrelated strands: Cultural Practices and Cultural Diversity.

StrandsCultural PracticesCultural Diversity
  This strand involves students in describing, observing and analysing characteristics of their own cultural identities and those of others. They compare their own knowledge and experiences with those of others, learning to recognise commonalities, acknowledging differences between their lives and seek to understand and engage in critical reflection about such differences. The ability to reflect on the meaning of intercultural experiences is an essential element in intercultural learning. Students use critical reflection to better understand the perspectives and actions of individuals and groups in specific situations and how these can be shaped by culture. This strand involves students understanding the nature of cultural diversity. Students critically examine the concept of respect, challenges and opportunities created by cultural diversity and the way in which cultural diversity shapes and contributes to social cohesion.

Achievement standards

In Intercultural Capability, students progress along a curriculum continuum that provides the first achievement standard at Foundation to Level 2 and then at Levels 4, 6, 8 and 10.

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