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Ethical Capability

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The curriculum consists of two strands: Understanding Concepts and Decision Making and Actions.

StrandsUnderstanding ConceptsDecision Making and Actions

Students explore:

  • key concepts and ideas important to identifying ethical problems and their relative importance
  • concepts concerned with ethical outcomes, such as good, bad, right, wrong, just and unjust
  • concepts that have ethical significance such as tolerance, greed, freedom and courage
  • the nature and justifications of ethical principles

Students explore:

  • ways to respond to ethical problems
  • factors that influence ethical decision making and action
  • challenges in managing ethical decision making and action

Achievement standards

In Ethical 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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