Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:
Understand how policy changes are influenced by and impact on the rights, roles, and responsibilities of individuals and communities.
Understand how ideologies shape society and that individuals and groups respond differently to these beliefs.
Understand that the causes, consequences, and explanations of historical events that are of significance to New Zealanders are complex and how and why they are contested.
Understand how trends over time reflect social, economic, and political forces.
Understand how interacting processes shape natural and cultural environments, occur at different rates and on different scales, and create spatial variations.
Understand how people’s diverse values and perceptions influence the environmental, social, and economic decisions and responses that they make.
Understand that well-functioning markets are efficient but that governments may need to intervene where markets fail to deliver efficient or equitable outcomes.
Understand how the nature and size of the New Zealand economy is influenced by interacting internal and external factors.