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Early Years General capabilities

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Cross-curriculum priorities

General capabilities

Essential skills for twenty-first century learners

All the units of work in this resource address most or all of the General capabilities that are a key dimension of the Australian Curriculum, and which encompass knowledge, skills, understandings and dispositions that, together with curriculum content and the Cross-curriculum priorities, help prepare students for today’s world. Use the tables below for an overview of Early Years units. Note that the General capabilities tab on the unit home page of each unit more fully describes how capabilities apply and are developed and supported in sequences and activities within units of work.

General capabilities in sequences

 Foundation: PatternsYear 1: Reading the landscapeYear 2: Investigating eggs in stories and science
LiteracyApplies to all sequencesS1, S3, S8, S9, S10, S11, S12Applies to all sequences
NumeracyApplies to all sequencesS2
Information and communication technology (ICT) capabilityApplies to all sequencesS2, S7, S12
Critical and creative thinkingApplies to all sequencesS1, S3, S5, S6, S10, S11, S12S10, S11
Personal and social capabilityApplies to all sequencesApplies to all — especially in S3, S4, S7
Ethical understandingS1
Intercultural understandingS10, S11, S12S3, S7, S9

More details can be found on the unit home page for Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2.

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