5 - 6 Plan

OVERVIEW OF YEAR 5/6 PATHWAYS LESSON PLANS

What are the general capabilities?
The general capabilities play a significant role in the Australian Curriculum in equipping young Australians to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.
In the Australian Curriculum, capability encompasses knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions. Students develop capability when they apply knowledge and skills confidently, effectively and appropriately in complex and changing circumstances, in their learning at school and in their lives outside school.
In the Australian Curriculum, the general capabilities are addressed through the content of the learning areas. General capabilities are identified where they are developed or applied in the content descriptions. They are also identified where they offer opportunities to add depth and richness to student learning via the content elaborations, which are provided to give teachers ideas about how they might teach the content. Icons are used to indicate where general capabilities have been identified in learning area content descriptions and elaborations.
Teachers are expected to teach and assess general capabilities to the extent that they are incorporated within learning area content. State and territory education authorities will determine if and how student learning of the general capabilities is to be further assessed or reported.
https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/general-capabilities/ 

 Career education: linking primary school to post school through the Pathways Planning program

*View the Illustration of Practice videos on the ACARA website where ACT public school students are engaged in Pathways Planning to help develop their general capabilities. 

https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/resources/general-capabilities-and-career-education/illustrations-of-practice/career-education-linking-primary-school-to-post-school-through-the-pathways-program/ 

 

Module 1: Who am I?

Recent prior experience

This is the first lesson and an introduction to Pathways for Year 5/6 students. Student must register and log onto the Pathways website and create an account to start their Pathways Planning. Students set up their background and choose their avatar.

Indicators of learning

Students will:  

  • identify personal qualities that describe them as individuals
  • discover positive qualities about themselves

Module 2: My interests

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Module 1 of their Pathways Plan exploring who they are as an individual.

Indicators of learning

Students will:

  • identify their unique set of interests
  • understand that interests can be developed into skills, talents and abilities

Module 3: My goals

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1 and 2 of their Pathways Plan.

Indicators of learning

Students will: 

  • create a plan that identifies the steps required to achieve the SMART goal/s they have set
  • identify the people who can help to achieve their goal/s

Module 4: ‘I would rather quiz’

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2 and 3 of their Pathways Plan.

Indicators of learning

Students will:

  • identify things they are good at, what they’re interested in and things they enjoy doing
  • understand the importance of knowing their strengths and interests

Module 5: Explore videos

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 of their Pathways Plan.

Indicators of learning

Students will: 

  • gain awareness of the scope of choices associated with occupations
  • navigate the wide range of occupation videos available on myfuture
  • identify jobs based on their interests and strengths

Module 6: My transition plan - Year 6 Only

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Pathways Plan.  Students are preparing to transition from primary school to a high school setting.

Indicators of learning

Students will:

  • identify the people who can help with changes in their life
  • develop skills/strategies to prepare for change/times of transition
  • identify their strengths to share with their new teacher/school

Module 7: My reflection and school review - Year 6 Only

Recent prior experience

Students have completed Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Pathways Plan. Students are preparing to transition from primary school to a high school setting. 

Indicators of learning

Students will:

  • reflect on their experience of primary school
  • identify their feelings about transitioning into high school
  • communicate expectations about high school