Compulsory Subjects – Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan

Contact Teacher

David Hickey dhickey@navigator.sa.edu.au

 

Required Background

Nil.

 

SACE Credits/Course Length

10 Credits per Semester (20 weeks).

Students must achieve a C grade or better to complete the subject successfully and gain their SACE.

 

In 2017 Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan will be taught concurrently with Stage 1 Workplace Practices.  This will effectively give students 20 Stage 1 SACE credits at the conclusion of Year 10.

 

Course outline

The Personal Learning Plan (PLP) is a compulsory 10-credit subject undertaken at Stage 1.

Students must achieve a C grade or better to complete the subject successfully and gain their SACE.

The PLP helps students to:

  • plan their personal and learning goals for the future
  • make informed decisions about their personal development, education, and training.

Developing goals for the future will engage students in activities such as:

  • selecting subjects, courses, and other learning relevant to pathways through and beyond school
  • investigating possible career choices
  • exploring personal and learning goals

 

Course Content

The content in the Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan comprises:

The Seven Capabilities

The capabilities connect student learning within and across subjects in a range of contexts. They include essential knowledge and skills that enable people to act in effective and successful ways.

The capabilities that have been identified are:

  • literacy
  • numeracy
  • information and communication technology capability
  • critical and creative thinking
  • personal and social capability
  • ethical understanding
  • intercultural understanding.

Personal and Learning Goals

Students identify, explore, and develop personal and learning goals, and strategies to achieve them. They learn a variety of ways to plan to achieve their personal and learning goals by, for example:

  • selecting subjects, courses, and other learning relevant to pathways through and beyond school
  • investigating possible career choices.

Suggested Topics

The suggested topics help students to:

  • understand the capabilities
  • develop their selected capability or capabilities
  • identify, explore, develop, refine, and review their personal and learning goals.

Suggested topics include Communication, Social Living and Responsibility, Personal Development, Work Skills, Learning and Thinking Skills, Planning and Decision-Making Skills, Interpersonal and Relationship Skills.

 

Assessment

Assessment is school based and externally moderated.

The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in the Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan:

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio

Students produce three pieces of evidence for assessment of the folio.

  • Assessment Type 2: Review.

The review may occur at different stages of the planning process. Students produce at least one piece of evidence for assessment of the review

Overall students provide four pieces of evidence of their learning for assessment. Each assessment type has a weighting of at least 20%.