General capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities

Considerations when using the general capabilities to personalise learning

It is important to consider that:

  • the general capabilities are an integral part of the Australian Curriculum
  • the general capabilities are not an alternative curriculum to the learning areas but can support access to and progress through the learning areas
  • all the capabilities need to be developed in EAL/D students if they are to learn to manage their own wellbeing, relate well to others, make informed decisions about their lives, become citizens who behave with ethical integrity, relate to and communicate across cultures, work for the common good, and act with responsibility at local, regional and global levels
  • the general capabilities can be drawn upon to ensure that the substantial assets of EAL/D students are used in the delivery of Australian Curriculum content to enrich the learning of all students.

Using the cross-curriculum priorities to personalise learning

It is important to consider that:

  • cross-curriculum priorities are embedded in all learning areas
  • the cross-curriculum priorities will have a strong but varying presence depending on their relevance to the learning areas
  • the cross-curriculum priorities can be drawn upon to provide the opportunity for the substantial assets of EAL/D students to enrich the learning of all students.