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Japanese / Year 7 and 8 / Communicating / Reflecting

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Curriculum content descriptions

Collate and present information in print, digital or online formats about self and peers to share with others, and notice own and one another’s ways of expressing identity

[Key concepts: self-expression, identity, community, communication; Key processes: reflecting, comparing, identifying]

 (ACLJAC011)

Elaborations
  • identifying elements of identity that may be important across all cultures, for example, family, community, location, language, religion, age, gender
  • sharing reactions to intercultural experiences, and considering whether their individual background, age and interests contribute to attitudes and/or beliefs that impact on the experience
  • preparing a digital class profile to exchange with Japanese-speaking students, showing the cultural backgrounds, interests and personalities of each class member using images, captions and symbols
  • creating a print or digital personal ‘cultural ID profile’ to exchange with Japanese-speaking peers, making decisions about what points of information will be of most interest, for example, by creating a family tree with associated links to cultural connections, languages spoken, interests and activities
  • comparing and reflecting on how identity is expressed across cultures and languages, considering the idea of ‘belonging’ and the relative importance of group or family membership as expressed in different languages
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
ScOT terms

Personal identity,  Japanese language

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