Values and moral compass

Values are the principles or standards by which we live. We can use the idea of values and/or morals to discuss and decide whether something is right or wrong, good or bad.

In the Australian Curriculum, capability encompasses knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions.

One of seven general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum is Ethical Understanding. By examining our own values and the values of others, understanding ethical concepts and issues, and reasoning in personal decision-making and actions, we can achieve ethical understanding.

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