Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Role of language building

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages are transmitted from generation to generation

[Key concepts: oral transmission, language maintenance and development; Key processes: noticing, recognising, considering, valuing]

 (ACLFWU022)

Elaborations
  • recognising that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages have been maintained through an oral rather than a written tradition
  • recognising that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages have been maintained and passed down through generations by means of storytelling, performances, songs and viewing Country/Place as text
  • recognising that language speakers are the most important primary source of language knowledge
  • considering why learning an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language at school is important in maintaining and strengthening language use
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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