Learning & Teaching
Science, The Humanities and Civics & Citizenship

The Science domain focuses on building students’ understandings of the similarities between and diversity of living things and their sustainable relationships with each other and their environment.

Concepts related to matter and energy are explored, as is theplace of the Earth in time and space. These understandings enable students to build on their curiosity and answer their own questions about themselves and their interactions with the world while at the same time allowing them to think through contemporary challenges and issues.

Students learn to be curious and to use scientific understandings and processes to find answers to their questions.

The Humanities domain provides a framework for developing in students the key ideas and concepts that enable them to understand the way in which people organise their world. The Humanities encourage the use of research skills and inquiry processes.

Students learn about their immediate and local community and environment and are introduced to the history and geography of their country and to the diversity of culture and environment. They learn the concept of time, chronology and sequencing, change and continuity, as well as spatial concepts of location, scale and distance.

The Civics and Citizenship domain provides students with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to understand and practise what it means to be a citizen in a democracy.

Students learn about the values and principles that underpin Australian society. They participate in processes associated with citizenship such as decision making, voting and leadership and think critically about their own values, rights and responsibilities and explore diversity in society.