- express emotions appropriately
- develop self-discipline and set goals
- work independently and show initiative
- become confident, resilient and adaptable
The first sentence on the ACARA site says if all for me:
“This element involves students in effectively regulating, managing and monitoring their own emotional responses, and persisting in completing tasks and overcoming obstacles.”
Teenagers can often find it quite difficult to regulate their moods and need to understand them and how moods can be created before they have any hope of managing them. They can be taught steps to monitor and manage their own responses. They also often need a chance to be able to go back over things and put them right. Persistence is also something which they can learn and because they live in a world where everything is often instant or easily changed they do not necessarily get the chance of practising the skills needed to overcome adversity. I imagine there will be considerable discussions about this particular element in all the levels.