Learning Continuum of Personal and Social Capability

This element involves students developing the metacognitive skill of learning when and how to use particular strategies to manage themselves in a range of situations.

Students effectively regulate, manage and monitor their own emotional responses, and persist in completing tasks and overcoming obstacles. They develop organisational skills and identify the resources needed to achieve goals. Students develop the skills to work independently and to show initiative, learn to be conscientious, delay gratification and persevere in the face of setbacks and frustrations. In developing and acting with personal and social capability, students:

  • express emotions appropriately
  • develop self-discipline and set goals
  • work independently and show initiative
  • become confident, resilient and adaptable.

Level 2

Typically by the end of Year 2, students:

Express emotions appropriately

describe ways to express emotions to show awareness of the feelings and needs of others

Develop self-discipline and set goals

set goals in learning and personal organisation by completing tasks within a given time

Work independently and show initiative

work independently on routine tasks and experiment with strategies to complete other tasks where appropriate

Become confident resilient and adaptable

undertake and persist with short tasks, within the limits of personal safety