German / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Role of language and culture

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that language and culture are interrelated and that they shape and are shaped by each other

[Key concepts: culture, connections, perceptions; Key processes: reflecting, analysing, discussing]

 (ACLGEU187)

Elaborations
  • reflecting on the experience of moving between cultures in and out of school, in local and virtual environments, and through the experience of learning and using German
  • reflecting on how learning German has impacted on own assumptions about German language, culture or identity and on awareness of own communicative and cultural behaviours and of how these may be interpreted by others, for example, Früher dachte ich, dass die Schweizer … Jetzt verstehe ich, dass
  • analysing how language use and culture reflect and shape relationships, practices and attitudes, such as expressions and concepts in German related to education, social equality, national identity and commitment to world peace, for example, Ausbildung/Erziehung; Nationalismus/Heimat; those related to Ausländer in German-speaking countries and those within Germany, such as Nord–Süd/Ost–West (Ossi/Wessi)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Culture,  German language

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Commemorating Anzac through engaging learning

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Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning

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