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 5

Typically by the end of Year 8, students:

Express emotions appropriately

forecast the consequences of expressing emotions inappropriately and devise measures to regulate behaviour

Develop self-discipline and set goals

select, use and analyse strategies that assist in regulating behaviour and achieving personal and learning goals

Work independently and show initiative

critique their effectiveness in working independently by identifying enablers and barriers to achieving goals

Become confident resilient and adaptable

assess, adapt and modify personal and safety strategies and plans, and revisit tasks with renewed confidence