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Humanities and social sciences / Year 7 / Inquiry and skills / Evaluating and reflecting

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Curriculum content descriptions

Collaborate to generate alternatives in response to an issue or challenge, and compare the potential costs and benefits of each (ACHASSI160)

  • designing and proposing actions to respond to challenges (for example, actions related to environmental and economic sustainability such as ensuring a sustainable supply of water) after considering the possible outcomes
  • identifying where there is a common understanding in a discussion and using points of agreement as a basis for resolving a conflict or differences, recognising their own emotional reactions when interacting with people who are different from themselves or who disagree with their views
  • identifying examples of negotiation and peaceful dispute resolution (for example, arbitration, Reconciliation) used in the wider community to problem-solve
  • identifying the costs and benefits associated with alternatives (for example, the costs and benefits of being an employee compared with those of being a business owner)
  • applying enterprising behaviours to a class activity (for example, taking on a leadership role, establishing goals, accepting responsibility, and negotiating and working with others during the investigation)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Cooperation,  Cost-benefit analysis

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