This unit describes the skills and knowledge to analyse democracy as a major political tradition and examine its role and value in contemporary society.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - literacy skills to read and synthesise information from a range of sources, and; - critical thinking skills to analyse differing ideologies and political traditions and their impact on modern society.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the conventions of argument in public debate; - a sufficient range of ideologies and political traditions to enable comparisons to be made, and; - a sufficient range of critiques from advocates and critics of modern democracy to enable comparisons to be made.

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