Active and informed citizens: are committed to national values of democracy, equity and justice, and participate in Australia’s civic life are able to relate to and communicate across cultures work for the common good, in particular sustaining and improving natural and social environments are responsible global and local citizens. act with moral and ethical integrity
Australian Curriculum: Geography Geography integrates knowledge from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to build a holistic understanding of the world. Students learn to question why the world is the way it is, reflect on their relationships with and responsibilities for that world, and propose actions designed to shape a socially just and sustainable future.
Australian Curriculum: Geography Year 6 geographical knowledge and understanding: The various connections Australia has with other countries and how these connections change people and places (ACHGK035)(ACHGK035) researching connections between Australia and countries in the Asia region, for example, in terms of trade, migration, tourism, aid, education, defence or cultural influences; and explaining the effects of at least one of these connections on their own place and another place in Australia exploring the provision of Australian government or non-government aid to a country in the Asia region or elsewhere in the world and analysing its effects on places in that country
From AC Science year 4: Science as a human endeavour Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions From AC Science year 5: Science as a human endeavour Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions
From AC History year 3: The role that people of diverse backgrounds have played in the development and character of the local community From AC History year 6: Stories of groups of people who migrated to Australia, and the reasons why they migrated.
Australian Curriculum: English Literature strand: Texts should be drawn from a range of cultural contexts, including Australian (ATSI) and international literature (including from Asia ).
The Danger of a Single Story – Chimimanda Adiche Image Credit: Chris Boland
What’s Global Education? “Enabling young people to participate in a better shared future for all is at the heart of global education. Global education promotes open-mindedness leading to new thinking about the world and a predisposition to take action for change. Students learn to take responsibility for their actions, respect and value diversity, and see themselves as global citizens who can contribute to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world” Global Perspectives: A framework for global education in Australian Schools Commonwealth of Australia, 2008