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 4

Typically by the end of Year 6, students:

Examine values

examine values accepted and enacted within various communities

Explore rights and responsibilities

monitor consistency between rights and responsibilities when interacting face-to-face or through social media

Consider points of view

explain a range of possible interpretations and points of view when thinking about ethical dilemmas