Purpose: Developing Skills and Strengths

Purpose: Developing Skills and Strengths

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  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will participate in a series of games to explore and assess their skills and strengths. They will also attempt to recognise the skills and strengths of others and work in teams to complete challenges that require different skill sets. They will reflect on how they performed and identify areas for personal growth.

Learning intentions:

Students will..

  • learn how to develop their skills and strengths and recognise the skills and strengths of others.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • participate in a range of games and identify the skills involved
  • assign tasks to themselves and their peers based on identified skills and strengths
  • outline the importance of trying new things and stepping out of their comfort zone.

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Lesson details

21st CenturySkills

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Social skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Reflection
  • Critical thinking

Curriculum Mapping

General Capabilities – Personal and Social Capability – Years 7 and 8 – Self-awareness:

  • Evaluate strategies for developing personal qualities and describe how they assist achieving growth.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

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This lesson has been created in collaboration with LifeChanger Foundation to support teachers to deliver high-quality Health and Physical Education, as well as Social and Emotional Learning experiences.

LifeChanger’s facilitated programs and workshops aim to empower young people (Year 5-12) to live thriving, resilient lives. For more information, visit lifechanger.org.au.

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