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

Curriculum content descriptions

Participate in intercultural interactions and consider own reactions when engaging with Elders and community members and resources

[Key concepts: intercultural experience, perspective, insight, self-reflection, ways of knowing and being, reconciliation, discrimination; Key processes: comparing, analysing, explaining, reflecting, choosing]


  • reflecting and reporting on how learning the language provides insights into the relationship between language and culture in general, and how their own assumptions about ways of knowing and being may change through the experience
  • reflecting on how learning the language provides a distinctive means of understanding the Country/Place, including the relationship between land, the environment and people, and issues of discrimination and reconciliation
  • keeping a journal of memorable experiences (humorous, satisfying or challenging) associated with learning and using the language in various contexts, noting personal responses and reflections over time and insights gained
  • identifying and comparing how emotions or attitudes such as respect, shyness, exuberance or embarrassment are shown, displayed and expressed across different languages and cultures
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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