Civics and citizenship / Year 10 / Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Citizenship, diversity and identity

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Curriculum content descriptions

The challenges to and ways of sustaining a resilient democracy and cohesive society (ACHCK094)

Elaborations
  • exploring the concept of ‘cohesive society’ using examples from contemporary events in Australia or in other countries to identify factors that support cohesiveness
  • considering threats to Australian democracy and other democracies, such as the influence of vested interests, organised crime, corruption and lawlessness
  • identifying the safeguards that protect Australia’s democratic system and society, including shared values and the right to dissent within the bounds of the law
  • investigating processes by which individuals and groups resolve differences in Australian communities (for example, negotiation, mediation and reconciliation)
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

Democracy,  Political corruption,  Organised crime,  Conspiracy,  Conflict resolution,  Conflict of interest

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