Learning Continuum of Personal and Social Capability

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This element involves students developing an awareness of their own emotional states, needs and perspectives.

Students identify and describe the factors that influence their emotional responses. They develop a realistic sense of their personal abilities, qualities and strengths through knowing what they are feeling in the moment, and having a realistic assessment of their own abilities and a well-grounded sense of self-knowledge and self-confidence. Students reflect on and evaluate their learning, identify personal characteristics that contribute to or limit their effectiveness and learn from successes or failures. In developing and acting with personal and social capability, students:

  • recognise emotions
  • recognise personal qualities and achievements
  • understand themselves as learners
  • develop reflective practice.

Level 1a

Students:

Recognise emotions

recognise and identify their own emotions

Recognise personal qualities and achievements

express a personal preference

Understand themselves as learners

select tasks they can do in different learning contexts

Develop reflective practice

recognise and identify participation in or completion of a task

Level 1b

Typically by the end of Foundation Year, students:

Recognise emotions

identify a range of emotions and describe situations that may evoke these emotions

Recognise personal qualities and achievements

identify their likes and dislikes, needs and wants, and explore what influences these

Understand themselves as learners

identify their abilities, talents and interests as learners

Develop reflective practice

reflect on their feelings as learners and how their efforts affect skills and achievements

Level 2

Typically by the end of Year 2, students:

Recognise emotions

compare their emotional responses with those of their peers

Recognise personal qualities and achievements

identify and describe personal interests, skills and achievements and explain how these contribute to family and school life

Understand themselves as learners

discuss their strengths and weaknesses as learners and identify some learning strategies to assist them

Develop reflective practice

reflect on what they have learnt about themselves from a range of experiences at home and school