Students are able to recognise their emotions, describe their interests and values and accurately assess their strengths and weaknesses. They are able to reflect on their thoughts and learning process. They have a well-grounded sense of self-confidence, self efficacy, agency and autonomy. They are hopeful about the future and have a sense of meaning and purpose. More specifically, this content area includes the following competencies.
Students are able to manage their thoughts, emotions and behaviour, manage stress, engage in positive talk, control impulses, and persevere in overcoming obstacles. They can set goals and monitor progress towards the achievement of personal and academic goals, persisting in the face of difficulties and overcoming adversity. They are able to engage in critical thinking, to solve problems effectively, and to make good and informed decisions. They express their positive and negative emotions appropriately in a wide range of situations and demonstrate mindful attention and focused awareness. They are actively engaged in social and academic tasks through their strengths and are able to use self-management and problem-solving skills in academic learning. More specifically, this content area includes the four sets of competencies below:
Emotional regulation, expression, and mindfulness:
Goal setting, problem solving and decision making:
Success oriented engagement and metacognitive skills:
Students are able to take the perspective of and empathise with others, and recognize and appreciate individual and group similarities and differences, diversity and social inclusion. They have a sense of connectedness and belonging to the community. They are able to seek out and appropriately use family, school and community resources in age-appropriate ways. They demonstrate prosocial values and behaviours, and are motivated to contribute to the wellbeing of their schools and communities. They also appreciate and care for the physical environment. More specifically, this content area includes the following competencies:
Students have good relationship skills, being able to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships based on co-operation and collaboration. They resist inappropriate social pressure; constructively prevent, manage and resolve interpersonal conflict; and seek and provide help when needed. They demonstrate ethical behaviour and responsible decision making in the various contexts they operate, considering the needs and rights of others in their behaviour and decisions. More specifically, this content area includes the following competencies.