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Arabic / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Reflecting

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Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on own cultural identity and how it is both shaped by and influences ways of communicating, thinking and behaving

[Key concepts: perception, identity, communication; Key processes: discussing, evaluating, reflecting]

 (ACLARC181)

Elaborations
  • composing a cultural identity profile to exchange with non-Arabic speakers, making decisions about what points of information will be of most interest to others
  • reflecting on choices made to present self to others in particular ways or to conceal aspects of identity when interacting across cultures, noticing differences in the way they communicate, think and behave in different contexts
  • exploring how individual ways of communicating, thinking and behaving reflect and help to shape their own cultural identity, for example, why an Arabic-Australian teenager who speaks English better than they do Arabic and is more familiar with the Australian cultural context may view themselves as more Australian than Arabic
  • comparing and contrasting an Arabic and an Australian experience, such as الإحتفالات العائلية
  • considering how their own and others’ identity may shift according to the place and time
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Cultural identity,  Arabic language

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