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Politics, Power and People Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 2.0
For teaching in 2022. Accredited in May 2020 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2021.  See subject changes for 2022.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Intercultural understanding

Intercultural understanding

Students extend and apply their intercultural understanding capability by, for example:

  • engaging with issues of cultural diversity and developing an understanding of how this influences decisions within a range of political systems
  • developing an understanding of the cultural factors that shape their own perceptions and values — and those of others — through comparative case studies
  • developing their ideas and values through cultural and community engagement, and developing an understanding of how their actions impact others and the future
  • exploring the political systems of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • cultivating empathy as global citizens in order to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of others, while discovering commonalities and developing the courage to transform their beliefs.