Learning Continuum of Ethical Understanding (Version 8.4)

This element involves students identifying and examining values and exploring rights and responsibilities of individuals and groups in a range of contexts and practices.

Students use instances of expressed values to explain social interactions and to determine rights and responsibilities in social and legal domains. They recognise and interpret points of view in ethical contexts. In developing and acting with ethical understanding, students:

  • examine values
  • explore rights and responsibilities
  • consider points of view.

Level 3

Typically by the end of Year 4, students:

Examine values

identify and describe shared values in familiar and unfamiliar contexts

Explore rights and responsibilities

investigate children’s rights and responsibilities at school and in the local community

Consider points of view

describe different points of view associated with an ethical dilemma and give possible reasons for these differences