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Politics, Power, and People Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 2.0
For teaching in 2022. Accredited in May 2020 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021.  See subject changes for 2022.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Ethical understanding

Ethical understanding

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

  • considering how they can contribute to a civilised and democratic society
  • discussing ethical concepts such as making moral judgments and having a critical and collective responsibility that underpins oneā€™s political ethics
  • using appropriate, ethical, and safe research processes, and evaluating findings against criteria related to human rights, citizenship, economic prosperity, social advancement, and environmental conservation
  • observing appropriate protocols when communicating with members of the community, in order to explore political and ethical issues and learn to be accountable for decisions they make as members of a democratic community
  • negotiating with their peers as they decide whose ethical and moral stance they should support
  • examining shared beliefs, values, rights, and the responsibilities of citizenship in the context of diversity.