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Ethical Capability

Resources

Curriculum area-specific resources have been developed to support teachers implementing the curriculum, organised by 'Help me plan', 'Help me find a teaching resource' and 'Help me assess'.

Overview of Ethical Capability

The Victorian Curriculum Ethical Capability is organised into two strands: Understanding Concepts and Decision Making and Actions.

It explores what it means for both an individual and society to live well. Students examine what we ought to do, how we ought to live, what kind of society we should have and what kind of person one should be. 

A key aspect of the Ethical Capability curriculum is identifying and responding to ethical issues. It focuses on the conceptual and analytical skills necessary for informed deliberation on ethical issues. This curriculum enables students to identify the assumptions and implications of different ethical positions, recognising the areas of contestability within those positions. 

The development of Ethical Capability is enhanced by engaging with philosophical ideas, the premises of different religions, secular world views and cultural norms.

The Ethical Capability curriculum  can be viewed on the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website

To learn about key components of the Ethical Capability curriculum, view the presentation Introducing Ethical Capability

Contact

Monica Bini, Ethical Capability Curriculum Manager
Phone (03) 9032 1693 or email the Ethical Capability Curriculum Manager

Professional associations

Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools