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Aboriginal Studies Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024
Accredited in May 2016 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2018.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | assessment-design-criteria

Assessment design criteria

The assessment design criteria are based on the learning requirements and are used by teachers to:

  • clarify for students what they need to learn
  • design opportunities for students to provide evidence of their learning at the highest possible level of achievement.

The assessment design criteria consist of specific features that:

  • students should demonstrate in their learning
  • teachers look for as evidence that students have met the learning requirements.

For this subject the assessment design criteria are:

  • knowledge and understanding
  • deconstruction and analysis
  • evaluation and reflection.

The specific features of these criteria are described below.

The set of assessments, as a whole, must give students opportunities to demonstrate each of the specific features by the completion of study of the subject.

Knowledge and Understanding 

The specific features are as follows:

KU1 Knowledge and understanding of narratives as told by Aboriginal peoples.
KU2 Knowledge and understanding of how the past influences the present.

Deconstruction and Analysis 

The specific features are as follows:

DA1 Deconstruction and analysis of experiences that are of significance to Aboriginal peoples and/or communities.

Evaluation and Reflection 

The specific features are as follows:

ER1 Reflection on own learning from and with Aboriginal peoples, communities, and other sources of Aboriginal voice.
ER2 Evaluation of own respectful understandings.