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 4

Typically by the end of Year 6, students:

Express emotions appropriately

explain the influence of emotions on behaviour, learning and relationships

Develop self-discipline and set goals

analyse factors that influence ability to self-regulate; devise and apply strategies to monitor own behaviour and set realistic learning goals

Work independently and show initiative

assess the value of working independently, and taking initiative to do so where appropriate

Become confident resilient and adaptable

devise strategies and formulate plans to assist in the completion of challenging tasks and the maintenance of personal safety