Links to the Australia Curriculum's cross-curriculum priorities
The Australian Curriculum gives special attention to three cross-curriculum priorities:20
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures which will allow all young Australians the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, their significance for Australia and the impact these have had, and continue to have, on our world.
Consumer and financial education offers teachers and students a valuable chance to explore and appreciate the similarities and differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians regarding consumer and financial attitudes, values, customs, beliefs and behaviours.
Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia which will allow all young Australians to develop a better understanding of the countries and cultures of the Asia region. Students will develop an appreciation of the economic, political and cultural interconnections that Australia has with the region.
here is great potential for consumer and financial contexts to develop students’ awareness of Asian economies and understanding about the importance of these economies to Australia and the global marketplace. Through study of Asian economies, languages and cultures students can appreciate the socio-cultural values, attitudes and behaviours associated with money and consumer behaviour. They can also learn how markets are both co-dependent and interdependent.
Sustainability, which will allow all young Australians to develop an appreciation of the need for more sustainable patterns of living, and to build the capacities for thinking and acting that are necessary to create a more sustainable future.
Consumer and financial contexts are very relevant to curriculum content in a range of learning areas related to environmental issues of sustainability, environmental management and use of resources and through discussion of ethical decision-making. Students are able to develop an appreciation of the economic dimension of sustainability and the wider impact of the everyday consumer decisions that individuals, families and communities make.