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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 | Personal and social capability

Personal and social capability 

Students extend and apply their personal and social capability by, for example:

  • developing a personal political identity and position in relation to political and moral issues by learning about themselves and others
  • developing and applying personal, interpersonal, and social skills through collaborative teamwork
  • managing, appreciating, and respecting various perspectives and the autonomous thinking of others when contributing to civil society
  • analysing the underpinning social structures in Australian and global political environments while considering issues related to social inclusion
  • recognising their own emotions and developing empathy for others when considering the impact of political discourse on members of the community
  • developing reflective practice, personal responsibility, and self‑discipline as they make informed and responsible decisions and transform these into actions
  • appreciating diverse perspectives, and becoming sufficiently empowered to advocate and contribute to solutions to local and global issues.