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 5

Typically by the end of Year 8, students:

Examine values

assess the relevance of beliefs and the role and application of values in social practices

Explore rights and responsibilities

analyse rights and responsibilities in relation to the duties of a responsible citizen

Consider points of view

draw conclusions from a range of points of view associated with challenging ethical dilemmas