VALUES IN LIFE

© Lisa Brockwell, 2017

(acceptance, co operation, respect, responsibility, tolerance, understanding,)

Chorus:

Values in life 

Are all about love

Love for you and love for me

Working and playing, side by side

Together in harmony!

 

Say I step in your shoes, how would I feel?

If what I did to you, I did to me?

Whatever I’ve thought or whatever I’ve said

Came from me to me?

  

You know in what we say and in what we do

You’re like me and I’m like you!

It’s easy if we see it so

Together we live and together we grow!

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

Knowledge and Understanding

GDES1.9 Identifies how people grow and change

GDS1.9   Describes the characteristics that make them both similar to others and unique

GDS2.9   Describes life changes and associated feelings

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

IRES1.1   Identifies how individuals care for each other

IRS1.1     Identifies the ways in which they communicate, cooperate and care for others

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

IRS3.11   Describes roles and responsibilities in developing and maintaining positive relationships

PHES1.12 Displays basic positive health practices

PHS1.12  Recognises that positive health choices can promote wellbeing

PHS2.12 Discusses the factors influencing personal health choices

PHS3.12 Explains the consequences of personal lifestyle choices

Skills

COES1.1 Expresses feelings, needs and wants in appropriate ways

COES1.1 Communicates appropriately in a variety of ways

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

COS3.3   Communicates confidently in a variety of situations

INES1.2  Relates well to others in work and play situations

INS1.3    Develops positive relationships with peers and other people

INS2.3.   Makes positive contributions in group activities

INS3.3    Acts in ways that enhance the contribution of self and others in a range of cooperative situations

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

 

‘VALUES IN LIFE’ INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS OVERVIEW (from NSW SYLLABUS)

EARLY STAGE 1

Relationships

  • caring for others
  • liking and loving
  • positive relationships
  • permission and choices (leads too)

Communication

  • understanding feelings of others
  • giving and receiving messages (leads to polite ways)
  • self control

Peers

  • making and keeping friends

Groups

  • working with others
  • sharing and helping

 

STAGE 1

Relationships

  • recognising individual needs
  • caring
  • permission and choices
  • positive relationships
  • liking and loving

Communication

  • making and keeping friends
  • co operating

Groups

  • working with others
  • sharing and helping
  • interacting with adults

 

STAGE 2

Relationships

  • recognising individual needs
  • caring
  • fairness
  • positive relationships
  • effects of abuse (leads too further discussion on this topic)
  • types of abuse (leads too further discussion on this topic)
  • recognising and accepting differences

Communication

  • communication in group situations
  • understanding feelings of others

Peers

  • making and maintaining friendships

Groups

Co operation and sharing

 

STAGE 3

Relationships

  • personal rights
  • rights and responsibilities
  • sources of power
  • importance of positive relationships
  • relating to people
  • challenging discrimination (leads too further discussion on this topic)

-racism, sexism, homophobia

Communication

  • appropriate expression of feelings
  • empathising
  • supporting others

Peers

  • developing and maintaining friendships and working relationships

Groups

  • peer support

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW (from NSW SYLLABUS)

Early Stage 1

Personal Identity

  • similarities and differences

          – appearances  (leads to further discussion)

          – experiences  (leads to further discussion)

          – abilities  (leads to further discussion)

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

  • recognising attributes of self and others

Values

  • definition of values

          – personal values

          – school values

          – family and cultural values

  • rights and responsibilities

          – self

          – others

  • uniqueness of self  (leads to further discussion)

         – identity

         – development

Stage 3

Personal Identity

  • feelings

          – about self and others

 

Values

  • importance of values
  • influence on personal values  (leads to further discussion)
  • developing a code of behaviour  (leads to further discussion)
  • challenging discrimination