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Italian / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Reflecting

Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on own identity in general and as a user and learner of Italian by sharing personal experiences, perspectives and values and considering their influence

[Key concepts: memory, language affiliation, judgment; Key processes: connecting, evaluating, reflecting]


  • recounting personal experiences and expressing opinions through a range of texts, using present and past tenses as appropriate, for example, writing an autobiography indicating how their identity has changed and why; writing a narrative about their family history and generational influences (Ammiro … Giovanni perché è venuto in Australia da solo quando aveva diciotto anni)
  • reflecting on texts such as diaries, articles and documentaries about the lives of Italians in the diaspora; making comparisons with learners and speakers of Italian, for example, through interviews, social media, wikis and video; discussing how people’s identities, values and beliefs (including their own) are maintained and/or change over time
  • comparing and contrasting Italian and Australian experiences such as a concert or celebration, or teenage use of technologies (mobile phones, social networking), and considering how their own and others’ identity may shift according to place and time; discussing cultural notions of ‘self’ as public or private
  • engaging with other learners and speakers of Italian such as through social media, wikis and video, to describe experiences of using and learning Italian, seeking advice on how to learn and navigate aspects of Italian language and culture such as taboo topics, personal space, and perceptions of image (for example, È permesso parlare di politca/religione? Con chi? Perché no?); surveying class-/schoolmates, relatives, neighbours and friends to examine how identities may vary
  • reflecting on choices made to present self to others in particular ways or to conceal aspects of identity when interacting across cultures; noticing the adjustments made when interacting with different people
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

Attitudes,  Personal identity,  Italian language

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