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Curriculum content descriptions

How groups, such as religious and cultural groups, express their particular identities; and how this influences their perceptions of others and vice versa (ACHASSK198)

Elaborations
  • investigating how and why different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are maintaining and developing their identities and what this means for Australia as a whole
  • discussing how belonging to a religious or cultural group can provide a sense of belonging and how this group membership can shape an individuals identity
  • identifying the different ways that cultural and religious groups express their beliefs, identity and experiences (for example, through customs, practices, symbols, language, traditions and art, and virtual communities)
  • discussing how stereotypes are linked with peoples cultural identity (for example, clothes, accent/language, media representations)
  • considering how Australia‚Äôs location in the Asian region influences interactions between Australians and those living in the region
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Social customs,  Indigeneity,  Ethnicity,  Cultural maintenance

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