Learning Continuum of Personal and Social Capability

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This element involves students interacting effectively and respectfully with a range of adults and peers.

Students learn to negotiate and communicate effectively with others; work in teams, positively contribute to groups and collaboratively make decisions; resolve conflict and reach positive outcomes. They develop the ability to initiate and manage successful personal relationships, and participate in a range of social and communal activities. Social management involves building skills associated with leadership, such as mentoring and role modelling. In developing and acting with personal and social capability, students:

  • communicate effectively
  • work collaboratively
  • make decisions
  • negotiate and resolve conflict
  • develop leadership skills.

Level 1a

Students:

Social Management

respond to the feelings, needs and interests of others

Level 1b

Typically by the end of Foundation Year, students:

Communicate effectively

identify positive ways to initiate, join and interrupt conversations with adults and peers

Negotiate and resolve conflict

listen to others’ ideas, and recognise that others may see things differently from them

Develop leadership skills

identify ways to take responsibility for familiar tasks at home and school

Work collaboratively

share experiences of cooperation in play and group activities

Make decisions

identify options when making decisions to meet their needs and the needs of others

Level 2

Typically by the end of Year 2, students:

Work collaboratively

identify cooperative behaviours in a range of group activities

Communicate effectively

discuss the use of verbal and nonverbal communication skills to respond appropriately to adults and peers

Develop leadership skills

discuss ways in which they can take responsibility for their own actions

Make decisions

practise individual and group decision making in situations such as class meetings and when working in pairs and small groups

Negotiate and resolve conflict

practise solving simple interpersonal problems, recognising there are many ways to solve conflict