Stage 1 | Subject Outline | Version control

Aboriginal Studies Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 1.0
For teaching in 2021. Accredited in May 2016 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2018.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Performance standards

Performance standards

Stage 1 performance standards for Aboriginal Studies can be viewed below. You can also download in Word format [DOC 42KB].

To learn more about what performance standards are, how they are used, and other general information, see performance standards and grades

  Knowledge and Understanding Deconstruction and Analysis Evaluation and Reflection
A

Perceptive and well-informed knowledge and understanding of narratives as told by Aboriginal peoples.

Perceptive and well-informed knowledge and understanding of how the past influences the present.

In-depth deconstruction and analysis of experiences that are of significance to Aboriginal peoples and/or communities. Insightful reflection on own learning from and with Aboriginal peoples, communities, and other sources of Aboriginal voice.

Insightful evaluation of own respectful understandings.
B

Well-informed knowledge and understanding of narratives as told by Aboriginal peoples.

Well-informed knowledge and understanding of how the past influences the present.

Some depth in deconstruction and analysis of experiences that are of significance to Aboriginal peoples and/or communities. 

Well-considered reflection on own learning from and with Aboriginal peoples, communities, and other sources of Aboriginal voice.

Well-considered evaluation of own respectful understandings. 

C

Informed knowledge and understanding of narratives as told by Aboriginal peoples.

Informed knowledge and understanding of how the past influences the present.

Generally competent deconstruction and some analysis of experiences that are of significance to Aboriginal peoples and/or communities. 

Competent reflection on own learning from and with Aboriginal peoples, communities, and other sources of Aboriginal voice.

Some considered evaluation of own respectful understandings.

D

Awareness and some basic understanding of narratives as told by Aboriginal peoples.

Awareness and some basic understanding of how the past influences the present.

Basic description of experiences that are of significance to Aboriginal peoples and/or communities.

Basic description of own learning from and with Aboriginal peoples, communities, and other sources of Aboriginal voice.

Basic description of own respectful understandings.

E

Emerging awareness of narratives as told by Aboriginal peoples.

Emerging awareness of how the past influences the present.

Attempted description of experiences that are of significance to Aboriginal peoples and/or communities.

Attempted description of own learning from and with Aboriginal peoples, communities, and other sources of Aboriginal voice.

Attempted description of own respectful understandings.