NPDL Character

Curriculum Connections

The Victorian Curriculum Foundation-10 curriculum emphasises the value and place of collaboration across all learning areas, and particularly within the Personal and Social Capability and Digital Technologies curricula.

The Personal and Social Capability Curriculum

It is organised into two interrelated strands:

  • Self-Awareness and Management
    • Sub-strands: Recognition and expression of emotions and Development of resilience
  • Social Awareness and Management
    • Sub-strands: Appreciation of diversity and understanding of relationships and Working collaboratively

Self-Awareness and Management

Learning in this strand involves students developing the skills to work independently, showing initiative, identifying and describing the factors that influence their emotional responses as well as their own personal characteristics. Students develop the knowledge and skills to regulate, manage and monitor their emotions. They develop a realistic sense of their personal strengths and have a realistic assessment of their own achievements and a sense of self-knowledge and self-confidence.

Social Awareness and Management

Learning in this strand focuses strongly on the areas of Character explored throughout this DigiPub.

Students learn to recognise others' feelings and knowing how and when to assist others. Students learn to show respect for and understand others' perspectives, emotional states and needs. They learn to participate in positive, safe and respectful relationships, defining and accepting individual and group roles and responsibilities.

This strand involves students interacting effectively and respectfully with a range of adults and peers. Students learn to negotiate with others; work in teams, positively contribute to groups and collaboratively make decisions; develop leadership skills, resolve conflict and reach positive outcomes. Students develop the ability to initiate and manage successful personal relationships.

For more information visit the Victorian Curriculum pages:

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