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Stage 1 Religion Studies

Assessment Type: Issues Investigation Report


Asylum Seekers in Australia
Description of Assessment:
Students will investigate through research, surveys, media and personal insights
the ethical issue of Asylum Seekers in Australian communities. In a report,
students are to clarify the religious beliefs relevant to this issue, explain the
importance of these beliefs and whether they are being challenged by
sociological influences, propose possible outcomes from the current situation if
nothing changes, and speculate possible changes and the resulting impact of
such changes.
Format:
750 1000 words written report
OR
3 6 minute oral presentation
Weighting: 30%
Performance Standards
Knowledge and Understanding

Investigation and Application

Communication

Analysis and Personal


Reflection

Insightful knowledge and


understanding of diverse religious
beliefs and experiences.

Comprehensive application and


development of appropriate
investigation skills and methods (e.g.
interviewing, survey construction,
and observation).

Logical and clear communication of


understanding of religion and
spirituality.

Perceptive and well-informed


analysis of a contemporary eth
or social justice issue in a relig
context.

Insightful and well-informed


understanding of the social
significance of religion and
spirituality.

Well-considered knowledge and


understanding of diverse religious
beliefs and experiences.
Clear and well-informed
understanding of the social
significance of religion and
spirituality.
Generally considered knowledge
and understanding of diverse
religious beliefs and experiences.
Informed understanding of the social
significance of religion and
spirituality.

Clear and detailed exploration and


perceptive explanation of the
connections between religion and
personal and ethical decisionmaking.
Clear application and development of
appropriate investigation skills and
methods (e.g. interviewing, survey
construction and observation).
Clear and detailed exploration and
explanation of the connections
between religion and personal and
ethical decision-making.
Competent application and
development of appropriate
investigation skills and methods (e.g.
interviewing, survey construction,
and observation).
Competent exploration and
explanation of some connections
between religion and personal and
ethical decision-making.

Fluent, appropriate, and accurate


expression in a variety of forms for a
specific audience and purpose.

Clear communication of
understanding of religion and
spirituality.

Well-informed analysis of a
contemporary ethical or social
justice issue in a religious cont

Mostly fluent, appropriate, and


accurate expression in a variety of
forms for a specific audience and
purpose.
Generally clear communication of
understanding of religion and
spirituality.
Generally clear and appropriate
expression in different forms for a
specific audience and purpose.

Informed analysis of a
contemporary ethical or social
justice issue in a religious cont

Knowledge and Understanding

Investigation and Application

Communication

Analysis and Personal


Reflection

Basic awareness of some religious


beliefs or experiences.

Application of basic investigation


skills, and an appropriate method
(e.g. interviewing and observation).

Partial communication of some


awareness of religion and spirituality.

Description of, and some reflec


on, a contemporary ethical or
social justice issue in a religiou
context.

Basic awareness of the social


significance of religion and
spirituality.

Emerging awareness of one or more


religious beliefs or experiences.
Emerging awareness of the social
significance of religion and
spirituality.

Description based on some


exploration of one or more
connections between religion and
personal and ethical decisionmaking. Description tends towards
identifying the connections.
Identification of one or more sources
of information, and attempted
application of an appropriate
investigation method.
Attempted identification of one or
more connections between religion
and personal and ethical decisionmaking.

Some basic expression for a specific


audience and purpose.

Attempted communication of
emerging awareness of religion or
spirituality.
Attempted expression for a specific
audience or purpose.

Description of one or more asp


of a contemporary ethical or so
justice issue with limited
connection to a religious conte