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Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questions

Elaborations

  • listening for details in spoken informative texts (Skills: Literacy)
  • participating in informal and structured class, group and pair discussions about content area topics, ideas and information (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • speaking clearly and with appropriate volume (Skills: Literacy, Personal and Social Capability)
  • interacting confidently and appropriately with peers, teachers, visitors and community members (Skills: Personal and Social Capability)
  • learning to value listening, questioning and positive body language and understanding that different cultures may approach these differently (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • formulating different types of questions to ask a speaker, such as open and closed questions and ‘when’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

(View this topic on www.australiancurriculum.edu.au )