Learning Continuum of Personal and Social Capability (Version 8.4)

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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 6

Typically by the end of Year 10, students:

Express emotions appropriately

consider control and justify their emotional responses, in expressing their opinions, beliefs, values, questions and choices

Develop self-discipline and set goals

critically analyse self-discipline strategies and personal goals and consider their application in social and work-related contexts

Work independently and show initiative

establish personal priorities, manage resources effectively and demonstrate initiative to achieve personal goals and learning outcomes

Become confident resilient and adaptable

evaluate, rethink and refine approaches to tasks to take account of unexpected or difficult situations and safety considerations