The General Capabilities develop successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.
The Australian Curriculum: English identifies seven general capabilities:
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability
- Critical and Creative Thinking
- Personal and Social Capability
- Ethical Understanding
- Intercultural Understanding
Literacy: is being a confident reader and meaning-maker through a wide range of subject-specific and everyday texts.
Numeracy: is exploring rhythms, syllables and sound patterns in stories, rhymes, songs and poems. Later learning includes figures, tables, diagrams, maps in factual and persuasive texts.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability: is interpreting and creating print, visual and multimodal texts through using technologies to research online, and to electronically collaborate and communicate with others.
Critical and Creative Thinking: is using creative, critical, and metacognitive processes to listen, read, view, create and present texts,when interacting with others, experimenting with literature and discussing the value of texts.
Personal and Social Capability: is associated with close reading and discussion of imaginative and persuasive texts. These texts provide connections and empathy with characters in different social contexts.
Ethical Understanding: is exploring,through a range of imaginative and persuasive texts, how ethical principles affect the behaviour and judgement of imagined characters and real-life people and events.
Intercultural Understanding: is engaging with literature through exploring the role of myth, symbolism and life experience of people and ideas from the past and present .