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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 | Intercultural understanding

Intercultural understanding

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

  • participating in contemporary global debates and exploring the implications of globalisation in political contexts
  • engaging with issues of cultural diversity and developing an understanding of how cultural diversity influences decisions within a range of political systems
  • developing an understanding of the cultural factors that shape their perceptions and values, and those of others
  • forming their own 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 peoples and considering the dynamic power relations that shape the interactions between dominant and non‑dominant cultures, including the undercurrents of difference found within these interrelations
  • 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 and values.