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Aboriginal Studies – Performance band descriptions

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6

  • displays extensive knowledge and understanding of social justice, human rights and other contemporary issues and how they impact on Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples
  • comprehensively compares and evaluates the experiences of Aboriginal peoples and other Indigenous peoples using relevant and specific examples
  • displays a comprehensive, detailed and contextual knowledge and understanding of the commonalities and differences in the histories and cultures of Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples in a global context
  • investigates, analyses and synthesises information from a variety of Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples’ perspectives
  • communicates comprehensive analysis from a variety of local, national and/or global perspectives
  • extensive knowledge of appropriate Indigenous research methodologies and their application in undertaking community consultation and fieldwork

Band 5

  • displays detailed knowledge and understanding of social justice, human rights and other contemporary issues and their significance to Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples
  • thoroughly compares and contrasts the experience of Aboriginal peoples and Indigenous peoples using relevant examples
  • displays a detailed and contextual knowledge and understanding of the commonalities and differences in the histories and cultures of Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples in a global context
  • investigates and analyses information from a variety of Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples’ perspectives
  • communicates detailed analysis from a variety of local, national and/or global perspectives
  • accomplished knowledge of Indigenous research methodologies and their relevance to community consultation and fieldwork

Band 4

  • demonstrates sound knowledge of social justice, human rights and other contemporary issues and how they relate to Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples
  • compares the experiences of Aboriginal peoples and Indigenous peoples using some applicable examples
  • demonstrates sound knowledge of the histories and cultures of Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples in a global context
  • investigates information from a variety of Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal and other Indigenous people’s perspectives
  • communicates a variety of local, national and/or global perspectives
  • sound knowledge of Indigenous research methodologies and their connection with community consultation and fieldwork

Band 3

  • demonstrates knowledge of social justice, human rights and other contemporary issues and how they relate to Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples
  • recounts the experiences of Aboriginal peoples and Indigenous peoples using some examples
  • recounts the histories and cultures of Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples
  • recounts information from a variety of Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal and other Indigenous people’s perspectives
  • endeavours to communicate using local, national and/or global perspectives
  • basic knowledge of Indigenous research methodologies and their importance to community consultation and fieldwork

Band 2

  • demonstrates awareness of and attempts to recall elementary knowledge of social justice, human rights and other contemporary issues and what they mean to Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples
  • expresses opinions about Aboriginal peoples and other Indigenous peoples with minimal supporting evidence
  • limited reference to the histories and cultures of Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples
  • attempts to recount information from a variety of Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal and other Indigenous people’s perspectives
  • expresses a personal point of view using local, national and/or global perspectives
  • some knowledge of Indigenous research methodologies and their role in community consultation and fieldwork

Band 1

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