Stage 1 | Subject outline | Version control

Australian Languages — Revival Language Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0
Version 2.0 for teaching in 2024. Accredited in August 2019 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2020. 

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Personal and social capability

Personal and social capability

In this subject students extend and apply their personal and social capability by, for example:

  • extending their understanding that Australian Languages belong to the communities who are identified as the linguistic and cultural custodians
  • appreciating the value of [Revival Language] as a storehouse of cultural and social knowledge and ways of thinking for the communities who speak and identify with, or are reviving, the language
  • increasing awareness and understanding of ways in which their own language(s) and culture(s) shape their actions, personal behaviour, thoughts, attitudes, perceptions, and identity
  • making connections between language learning, language and cultural restoration, and group and individual identity
  • extending their understanding that language revival and revitalisation are important to reviving and revitalising cultural and spiritual practices
  • extending their understanding that, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, learning [Revival Language] can be fundamental to strengthening identity and self‑esteem and, for non‑Aboriginal students, learning [Revival Language] provides a focus for the development of cultural understanding and reconciliation
  • extending their understanding and appreciation of concepts such as diversity, distribution, interdependence, and status as they apply to the state and nature of Australian Languages
  • identifying the uses of [Revival Language] in contemporary society
  • appreciating the role of languages education and research in reviving and revitalising [Revival Language]
  • drawing on the insights, knowledge, and experience of community members and other sources of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices
  • interpreting and reflecting on their own intercultural experiences
  • reflecting on their own set of assumptions, beliefs, values, and perspectives, as one of many
  • understanding and appreciating their own role as learners, users, and mediators of [Revival Language].