Learning Continuum of Ethical Understanding

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This element involves students developing an understanding of ethical concepts and issues.

Students learn to recognise ethical concepts and explore ethical issues in context. They identify, examine and give examples of ethical concepts. They discuss, analyse and explore dimensions of ethical concepts in context. In developing and acting with ethical understanding, students:

  • recognise ethical concepts
  • explore ethical concepts in context.

Level 4

Typically by the end of Year 6, students:

Recognise ethical concepts

examine and explain ethical concepts such as truth and justice that contribute to the achievement of a particular outcome

Explore ethical concepts in context

explain what constitutes an ethically better or worse outcome and how it might be accomplished

Level 5

Typically by the end of Year 8, students:

Recognise ethical concepts

analyse behaviours that exemplify the dimensions and challenges of ethical concepts

Explore ethical concepts in context

analyse the ethical dimensions of beliefs and the need for action in a range of settings

Level 6

Typically by the end of Year 10, students:

Recognise ethical concepts

critique generalised statements about ethical concepts

Explore ethical concepts in context

distinguish between the ethical and non-ethical dimensions of complex issues