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Content Descriptors by Mind Map: Content Descriptors

1. Science

1.1. Science Understanding

1.1.1. Biological sciences ACSSU094 The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment

1.1.2. Chemical sciences ACSSU095 Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible

1.1.3. Earth and space sciences ACSSU096 Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface

1.1.4. Physical scienes ACSSU097 Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources

1.2. Science as a Human Eneavour

1.2.1. Use and influence of science ACSHE100 Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions

1.3. Science Inquiry Skills

1.3.1. Questioning and predicting ACSIS232 With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations

1.3.2. Planning and conducting ACSIS103 Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks

1.3.3. Processing and analysing data and information ACSIS107 Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate

1.3.4. Communicating ACSIS110 Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts

2. English

2.1. Language

2.1.1. Language and interaction ACELA1517 Understand the uses of objective and subjective language and bias

2.1.2. Text structure and organisation ACELA1518 Understand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effects ACELA1521 Understand the uses of commas to separate clause

2.1.3. Expressing and developing ideas ACELA1522 Investigate how complex sentences can be used in a variety of ways to elaborate, extend and explain ideas ACELA1523 Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrases ACELA1524 Identify and explain how analytical images like figures, tables, diagrams, maps and graphs contribute to our understanding of verbal information in factual and persuasive texts ACELA1525 Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion

2.2. Literature

2.2.1. Literature and context ACELT1613 Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts

2.3. Literacy

2.3.1. Text in context ACELY1708 Compare texts including media texts that represent ideas and events in different ways, explaining the effects of the different approaches

2.3.2. Interacting with others ACELY1709 Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions ACELY1816 Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience ACELY1710 Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis

2.3.3. Interpreting, analysing, evaluating ACELY1711 Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text ACELY1713 Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts ACELY1801 Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers

2.3.4. Creating texts ACELY1714 Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience ACELY1715 Re-read and edit students’ own and others’ work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choices ACELY1717 Use a range of software, including word processing programs, learning new functions as required to create texts

3. Legend

3.1. Functional Pedagogy

3.2. Critical Pedagogy

3.3. Prior Knowledge

3.4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures CCP

4. Maths

4.1. Statistics and Probability

4.1.1. Data representation and interpretation ACMSP147 Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables ACMSP148 Interpret secondary data presented in digital media and elsewhere

5. Technologies

5.1. Design and Technologies

5.1.1. Design and Technologies Processes and Production Skils ACTDEP025 Generate, develop and communicate design ideas and processes for audiences using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques

5.2. Digital Technologies

5.2.1. Digital Technologies Processes and Production Skills ACTDIP017 Define problems in terms of data and functional requirements drawing on previously solved problems ACTDIP021 Explain how student solutions and existing information systems are sustainable and meet current and future local community needs ACTDIP022 Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols

6. The Arts

6.1. Media Arts

6.1.1. Content Descriptions ACAMAM063 Develop skills with media technologies to shape space, time, movement and lighting within images, sounds and text ACAMAM064 Plan, produce and present media artworks for specific audiences and purposes using responsible media practice

6.2. Visual Arts

6.2.1. Content Descriptions ACAVAM114 Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions ACAVAM115 Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks ACAVAM116 Plan the display of artworks to enhance their meaning for an audience


7.1. Inquiry and skills

7.1.1. Questioning ACHASSI122 Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges

7.1.2. Researching ACHASSI123 Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources ACHASSI124 Organise and represent data in a range of formats including tables, graphs and large- and small-scale maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions ACHASSI125 Sequence information about people’s lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines

7.1.3. Analysing ACHASSI126 Examine primary sources and secondary sources to determine their origin and purpose ACHASSI128 Interpret data and information displayed in a range of formats to identify, describe and compare distributions, patterns and trends, and to infer relationships

7.1.4. Evaluating and reflecting ACHASSI129 Evaluate evidence to draw conclusions ACHASSI130 Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges ACHASSI131 Use criteria to make decisions and judgements and consider advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others ACHASSI132 Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects

7.1.5. Communicating ACHASSI133 Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions