International studies

A school-developed, board-endorsed course for the international studies course.

International studies Board Endorsed Course (BEC) is an inter-disciplinary course that provides a unique conceptual framework for the study of culture, and the promotion of intercultural understanding. International studies BEC provides students with an opportunity to explore and recognise their own cultures, and appreciate the richness of multicultural Australia and the world. As Australia is part of the Asia-Pacific region, the course lends itself to an emphasis on, but is not limited to, this region.

They gain knowledge of different cultural practices, values, beliefs and heritages to form a broader world-view. They gain the skills to recognise fact, detect bias and challenge stereotypes by exploring cultural difference and interconnectedness. This enables them to understand and value inclusion, and to respect the rights of others.

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