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 3

Typically by the end of Year 4, students:

Recognise emotions

describe the influence that people, situations and events have on their emotions

Recognise personal qualities and achievements

describe personal strengths and challenges and identify skills they wish to develop

Understand themselves as learners

identify and describe factors and strategies that assist their learning

Develop reflective practice

reflect on personal strengths and achievements, based on self-assessment strategies and teacher feedback

Level 4

Typically by the end of Year 6, students:

Recognise emotions

explain how the appropriateness of emotional responses influences behaviour

Recognise personal qualities and achievements

describe the influence that personal qualities and strengths have on their learning outcomes

Understand themselves as learners

identify preferred learning styles and work habits

Develop reflective practice

monitor their progress, seeking and responding to feedback from teachers to assist them in consolidating strengths, addressing weaknesses and fulfilling their potential

Level 5

Typically by the end of Year 8, students:

Recognise emotions

examine influences on and consequences of their emotional responses in a learning, social and work-related contexts

Recognise personal qualities and achievements

make a realistic assessment of their abilities and achievements, and prioritise areas for improvement

Understand themselves as learners

identify and choose a range of learning strategies appropriate to specific tasks and describe work practices that assist their learning

Develop reflective practice

predict the outcomes of personal and academic challenges by drawing on previous problem solving and decision making strategies and feedback from peers and teachers