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Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 7 to 10 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Plan, participate in and evaluate events and activities that involve taking shared action, negotiating and problem-solving and that draw upon personal and community knowledge

[Key concepts: event, managing different perspectives; Key processes: organising, persuading, deciding, negotiating]


  • discussing plans for community initiatives, taking account of different participants’ roles and relationships, and deciding on appropriate and effective ways of communicating with the people involved
  • designing a campaign or developing a persuasive audio-visual text to promote awareness and invite action on an educational, community, social, environmental or health issue, such as the importance of learning the language at school or the benefits of being bilingual/multilingual
  • negotiating and planning a familiar and routine event, such as an excursion, celebration or social media forum
  • negotiating arrangements and solving problems that arise during collaborative learning tasks, weighing up alternatives, negotiating and managing different opinions and perspectives and reaching shared decisions
  • participating in a simulated job interview as either the employer or prospective employee
  • working with Elders to make their own hunting and gathering tools, for example, fishing nets, spears, digging sticks, baskets, and explaining special ways of cooking, cutting and sharing traditional foods, performing hunting activities in ways that are appropriate to local cultural traditions, including the use of signs and gestures
  • considering options and reaching shared decisions when planning performances or presentations to showcase their language and cultural Law learning
  • collaboratively planning and presenting a short documentary, for example, on an aspect of community life, a community, an environmental or ethical issue, a good news story or a community or school achievement
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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