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Health and Wellbeing Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024
Accredited in November 2019 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021. This subject replaces Stage 2 Health. 

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Capabilities | critical-and-creative-thinking

Critical and creative thinking

In this subject, students extend and apply their critical and creative thinking capability by, for example:

  • deconstructing and analysing social equity issues
  • comparing and evaluating community and government services, policies, and funding
  • selecting and considering appropriate evidence in relation to global developments in health and wellbeing
  • asking questions, analysing data and opinions, explaining phenomena, and developing a position concerning local, global, or cultural issues 
  • accessing, analysing, and critically assessing media messages
  • creating new media content in relation to health and wellbeing
  • questioning concepts such as ‘truth’ and ‘information’, and examining inequalities in the media around health and wellbeing
  • using student agency to purposefully synthesise learning from sources on the basis of relevance and reliability
  • evaluating the worth, validity, and reliability of sources on the basis of consistency and one’s own knowledge and experience
  • understanding the perspectives of others in order to facilitate mature and tolerant interpretations of differences among groups
  • evaluating different courses of action, proposing solutions, and considering immediate and indirect implications of actions.