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  Scotland: curriculum relevance
Updated 18 December 2001, 17.02


knowledge and understanding
  • themselves, cultures societies the natural and made worlds
  • complex interdependencies that make up the world
  • structures and processes of democratic societies
  • legal and human rights and responsibilities of citizens
  • barriers to opportunity arising from prejudice and discrimination
  • economic aspects of individual and societal needs, how these relate to issues of environmental and social sustainability
  • changing nature of economic activity
  • the potential of developments in science and technology
  • the role of the arts in individual and community life
  • the role of the media in shaping public and individual opinion
  • how groups, individuals and voluntary groups can influence society
  • how Scottish society has evolved in the wider context
  • the diversity of identities within Scotland and worldwide
  • the sources of disagreement and conflict, conflict resolution

Core skills
  • communication skills
  • numerical confidence, ability to examine statistics
  • ICT skills, for example using ICT to analyse situations, events
  • teamworking, the ability to work well in team efforts
  • problem-solving skills

Other generic skills
  • the capacity to work autonomously
  • decision-making skills
  • creative skills (related to problem-solving and other core skills)
  • the ability to empathise with the experience of others.



 
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