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Not for ourselves alone

Curriculum 2022

Problem Based Learning


Subject Name Problem Based Learning 
Year Level 7
Subject Length Full Year
Subject Type Compulsory
Staff Contact Andrew Dunn


This subject has a focus on building the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities and Cross-Curricular Priorities.  The General Capabilities are best described as the transferrable soft skills that students need to develop to best prepare for higher levels of education, the world of work and life in general.  Students will also learn about the Department for Education’s priorities of:

  • Sustainability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
  • Entrepreneurial thinking

Each term students will have a different focus enabling learning in all areas of the curriculum over the course of the year.  The topics for 2022 include:

  • Stacks of Cash (Critical and Creative Thinking / Economics and Business / Entrepreneurial thinking)
  • First Peoples (Intercultural Understanding / ATSI Histories and Cultures)
  • Looking After Yourself (Personal and Social / Child Protection Curriculum)
  • Sustainability (Ethical Understanding / Natural and Physical World)

Each unit will also have a focus on building literacy, numeracy and Information and Communication Technology skills.


The focus of this program is to build skills in leadership, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, innovative thinking and planning and organising.  Each term length topic will have a range of assessments which could include but not limited to:

  • Group presentations
  • Teamwork checklists
  • Peer and self-assessment
  • Individual research
  • Multimodal presentation

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