Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Participate in conversations and interactions that involve behaviours such as active listening, showing interest, asking questions and contributing ideas, information

[Key concepts: routine, consideration, contribution, appropriateness; Key processes: active listening, participating, responding, following instructions]


  • participating in routine classroom exchanges, such as responding to the class roll, asking and answering questions, making requests and expressing opinions in appropriate ways
  • encouraging and praising others using appropriate language and interaction behaviours
  • negotiating and following class rules and demonstrating understanding of class/school/teacher/community expectations in relation to respectful relationships, right behaviour, and right ways of talking in class and at school
  • negotiating with class members and members of the teaching team, using respectful language for agreeing or disagreeing and considering how others might respond before expressing their views
  • building vocabulary and language forms for thinking and talking about school topics and routines
  • participating in and contributing to class discussions using appropriate strategies for turn-taking
  • using ways of talking and listening that are appropriate to particular activities, for example, sitting and listening to a story, paying attention to what the teacher is doing, joining in interactions such as singing or playing
  • learning and using appropriate language and actions to communicate their feelings in different situations
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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