RESPONSIBILITY

©2017 Lisa Brockwell

(freedom, respect, responsibility, self worth) 

 

Choices I make in my life are my own

When I listen to advice, I’ll think about it at home

And every choice I make in my life

Reflects who I am that day

 

Actions, actions cause reactions

Whether they be right or wrong

If I listen to my heart

I’ll choose from love

As my heart sings a beautiful song

 

I can listen to others and hear what they say

But my life is my own and I’ll live it my way

I’ll choose what it is that feels right for me

It’s called responsibility

 

Actions, actions cause reactions

Whether they be right or wrong

If I listen to my heart

I’ll choose from love

As my heart sings a beautiful song

OUTCOMES  (from NSW SYLLABUS) This song may be used to support and promote the appropriate Outcomes, Skills, Values & Attitudes…

Knowledge and Understanding

GDS2.9 Describes life changes and associated feelings

GDS3.9 Explains and demonstrates strategies for dealing with life changes

IRS2.11  Describes how relationships with a range of people enhance wellbeing

IRS3.22 Describes roles and responsibilities in developing and maintaining positive relationships

SLS2.13 Discusses how safe practices promote personal wellbeing

SLS3.13 Describes safe practices that are appropriate to a range of situations and environments

Values

V1 refers to a sense of their own worth and dignity

V2 respects the right of others to hold different values and attitudes from their own

V3 enjoys a sense of belonging

V4 increasingly accepts responsibility for personal and community health

V6 commits to realising their full potential

Skills Outcomes

COS2.1  Uses a variety of ways to communicate with and within people

COS3.3  Communicates confidently in a variety of situations

DMS2.2  Makes decisions as an individual and as a group member

DMS3.2  Makes informed decisions and accepts responsibility for consequences

PSS2.5   Uses a range of problem solving-strategies

PSS3.5   Suggests, considers and selects appropriate alternatives when resolving problems

‘RESPONSIBILITY’ INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS OVERVIEW (from NSW SYLLABUS)

Stage 2

Relationships

  • recognising individual needs
  • caring
  • fairness (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • positive relationships
  • recognising and accepting differences (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • support networks (leads to further discussion on this topic)

Communication

  • active listening skills
  • appropriate expression of feelings
  • communicating feelings and needs
  • communication in group situations (leads t further discussion on this topic)
  • assertiveness
  • managing conflict situations (leads to further discussion on this topic)

Families

  • roles, rights and responsibilities

Peers

  • making and maintaining friendships (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • peer influence (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • rights and responsibilities (leads to further discussion on this topic)

Groups

  • group membership (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • roles, rights and responsibilities
  • co operation and sharing

Stage 3

Relationships

  • personal rights
  • rights and responsibilities
  • sources of power
  • coercion (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • harassment (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • solving problems
  • importance of positive relationships
  • relating to people
  • challenging discrimination (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • racism, sexism, homophobia

Communication

  • appropriate expression of feelings
  • empathising
  • assertiveness
  • ‘I’ messages (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • listening skills
  • barriers to communication (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • conflict resolution/negotiation (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • supporting others (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • recognising and articulating feelings
  • presenting a viewpoint (leads to further discussion on this topic)

Families

  • sibling dependence (leads too further discussion on this topic)
  • mutual dependence, rights and responsibilities (leads to further discussion on this topic)

Peers

  • developing and maintaining friendships and working relationships (leads to further discussion on this topic)
  • rights and responsibilities
  • overcoming peer influence
  • positive peer influence
  • acting on concerns for others

Groups

  • peer support
  • roles and responsibilities

‘RESPONSIBILITY’ GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW (from NSW SYLLABUS)

Early Stage 1

Personal Identity

  • similarities and differences

          – experiences

Values

  • likes/dislikes
  • accepting uniqueness
  • accepting difference
  • caring relationships

Stage 1

Personal Identity

  • attributes of self and others
  • experiences
  • abilities
  • feelings
  • wants
  • needs
  • range of emotions

Values

  • individual/group
  • personal rights and responsibilities
  • caring relationships

Stage 2

Personal Identity

  • recognising strengths and limitations

           – developing strengths

           – setting goals

  • recognising attributes of self and others
  • confronting problems
  • feelings about self
  • positive self talk

Values

  • definition of values

           – personal values

           – school values

  • rights and responsibilities

          – self

          – others

  • uniqueness of self

         – identity

         – development

  • challenging discrimination (leads to further discussion on this topic)

Stage 3

Personal Identity

  • influences on self esteem and behaviour

         – family, friends, community

        – personal abilities

       – increased responsibility

  • developing and maintaining a positive self-concept
  • setting goals
  • feelings

          – about self

          – about others

Values

  • importance of values
  • influences on personal values
  • developing a code of behaviour
  • uniqueness of self

          – identity

         – development

         – goals

  • challenging discrimination