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Curriculum Connections

The Victorian Curriculum Foundation-10 curriculum emphasises the value and place of collaboration across all learning areas, and particularly within the Personal and Social Capability and Digital Technologies curricula.

The Personal and Social Capability Curriculum

It is organised into two interrelated strands:

  • Self-Awareness and Management
    • Sub-strands: Recognition and expression of emotions and Development of resilience
  • Social Awareness and Management
    • Sub-strands: Appreciation of diversity and understanding of relationships and Working collaboratively

Self-Awareness and Management

Learning in this strand involves students developing the skills to work independently, showing initiative, identifying and describing the factors that influence their emotional responses as well as their own personal characteristics. Students develop the knowledge and skills to regulate, manage and monitor their emotions. They develop a realistic sense of their personal strengths and have a realistic assessment of their own achievements and a sense of self-knowledge and self-confidence.

Social Awareness and Management

Learning in this strand focuses strongly on the areas of collaboration explored throughout this DigiPub.

Students learn to recognise others' feelings and knowing how and when to assist others. Students learn to show respect for and understand others' perspectives, emotional states and needs. They learn to participate in positive, safe and respectful relationships, defining and accepting individual and group roles and responsibilities.

This strand involves students interacting effectively and respectfully with a range of adults and peers. Students learn to negotiate with others; work in teams, positively contribute to groups and collaboratively make decisions; develop leadership skills, resolve conflict and reach positive outcomes. Students develop the ability to initiate and manage successful personal relationships.

For more information visit the Victorian Curriculum pages:

Intercultural Capability

The Intercultural Capability Curriculum explores the interactions that are part of everyday life in an increasingly multicultural and globalised world.

Intercultural Capabilities focus on students developing intercultural knowledge, skills and understandings and what it means to become responsible local and global citizens, equipped for living and working together in an interconnected world.

Intercultural capability aims to develop knowledge, understandings and skills to enable students to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of and respect for cultural diversity within the community
  • reflect on how intercultural experiences influence attitudes, values and beliefs
  • recognise the importance of acceptance and appreciation of cultural diversity for a cohesive community.

For more information visit the Victorian Curriculum pages:

The Digital Technologies Curriculum

A key aim in the Digital Technologies curriculum is to ensure that students can "apply protocols and legal practices that support safe, ethical and respectful communications and collaboration with known and unknown audiences."

The Digital Technologies curriculum comprises of three related strands:

  • Digital Systems
  • Data and Information and
  • Creating Digital Solutions

Students draw on the content of the Data and Information, and Digital Systems strands when applying processes and technical skills pertaining to the Creating Digital Solutions strand. Within this strand, students apply the interrelated processes of analysing, designing, developing and evaluating to create digital solutions.

Creating Digital Solutions

Learning in the Creating Digital Solutions strand emphasises the value of collaboration and communication when students work together to create solutions to problems. This requires skills in using digital systems and computational, design and systems thinking, and interacting safely by using appropriate technical and social protocols. Learning in this strand focusses on the student exploring the interrelated processes and associated skills by which they can create digital solutions. They engage in the four processes of analysing, designing, developing and evaluating.

Interaction and impacts

A set of Key Concepts underpin the Digital Technologies curriculum. The Interaction and Impacts key concept focuses on all aspects of human interaction with and through information systems:

  • Interactions refers to all human interactions with information systems, especially user interfaces and experiences, and human–human interactions including communication and collaboration facilitated by digital systems. This concept also addresses methods for protecting stored and communicated data and information.
  • Impacts describes analysing and predicting the extent to which personal, economic, environmental and social needs are met through existing and emerging digital systems and devices; and appreciating the transformative potential of digital systems in people's lives. It also involves consideration of the relationship between information systems and society and in particular the ethical and legal obligations of individuals and organisations regarding ownership and privacy of data and information.

For more information visit the Victorian Curriculum pages:

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