Essential Learning Achievements (ELA)
1. The student uses a range of strategies to think and learn.
2. The student understands and applies the inquiry process.
3. The student makes considered decisions.
4. The student acts with integrity and regard for others.
5. The student contributes to group effectiveness.
7. The student creates, presents and appreciates artistic works.
8. The student listens and speaks with purpose and effect.
9. The student reads effectively.
11. The student critically interprets and creates texts.
14. The student manages self and relationships.
15. The student communicates with intercultural understanding.
21. The student understands about Australia and Australians.
22. The student understands and values what it means to be a citizen within a democracy.
http://activated.act.edu.au/ectl/resources/ECTL_Framework.pdf (PDF 1.3MB)
New South Wales
1. Values and attitudes
2. Difference and Diversity
3. Key Competencies: Multicultural
Studies of Society and Environment
Values, Beliefs and Cultural Diversity
- assess the presence of core values in Australia
- explore cultures for different viewpoints, life choices and ways of living
- examine relationships within and between individuals, families, groups and society
- investigate the influence of values and beliefs on attitudes, actions, behaviour and interaction within and between groups, communities and societies.
SOSE Essential Learnings
Culture and identity
Cultures and identities are shaped by a range of factors, and societies promote cohesion and diversity in different ways.
Essential Learnings Middle Years
- Futures: developing perspectives to critically reflect upon and contribute to creating preferred futures,
- Identity: critically understanding and developing personal identity, group identity, and relationships, and acting to shape these,
- Interdependence: developing a sense of connectedness with other people, and systems, reflecting on and taking action to shape local and global communities
- Thinking: developing creativity, enterprise, wisdom and the capability to evaluate and generate ideas and solutions,
- Communication: developing knowledge, skills and dispositions required to construct and deconstruct meaning and to critically understand and use the power of communication and technologies.
Societies and Cultures
Curriculum Learning Areas
Society and History
Identity, Relationships and culture, Democratic values and processes,Interactions with the environment, Responsible citizenship, Historical Inquiry, Communication.
Overarching statement learning outcomes
8. Students understand their cultural, geographic and historical contexts and have the knowledge, skills and values necessary for active participation in life in Australia.
9. Students interact with people and cultures other than their own and are equipped to contribute to the global community.
10.Students participate in creative activity of their own and understand and engage with the artistic, cultural and intellectual work of others.
11.Students value and implement practices that promote personal growth and well being.
13. Students recognise that everyone has the right to feel valued and be safe, and, in this regard, understand their rights and obligations and behave responsibly.
Society and Environment
Core Shared Values
Self Acceptance and respect of self
Respect and concern for others and their rights
Social and Civic Responsibility