Australian Curriculum Categories


Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions


  • using strategies, for example pausing, questioning, rephrasing, repeating, summarising, reviewing and asking clarifying questions (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • exploring personal reasons for acceptance or rejection of opinions offered and linking the reasons to the way our cultural experiences can affect our responses (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding)
  • recognising that closed questions ask for precise responses while open questions prompt a speaker to provide more information (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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