Personal Awareness and Responsibility

Personal awareness and responsibility includes the skills, strategies, and dispositions that help students to stay healthy and active, set goals, monitor progress, regulate emotions, respect their own rights and the rights of others, manage stress, and persevere in difficult situations. Students who demonstrate personal awareness and responsibility demonstrate self-respect and express a sense of personal well-being.  The Personal Awareness and Responsibility Competency Profiles have been developed by BC teachers based on students’ work. The personal awareness and responsibility competency review draft consists of two elements:

Personal Awareness and Responsibility Competency Profiles (PDF)

present an overview and the set of profiles. The overview provides background about the personal awareness and responsibility competency and includes a description of its facets. The set of profiles are descriptions of students as they progress to sophisticated stages of competency. The profiles are written from the student’s point of view, reflecting student ownership and responsibility for demonstrating the competencies.

Download the Personal Awareness and Responsibility Competency Profiles in English or French

Personal Awareness and Responsibility Competency Illustrations The illustrations offer examples of ways in which students from diverse backgrounds and communities can demonstrate the personal awareness and responsibility competency.

Competency Illustrations

Profile Title Context Facets
1 Running Gives a Person Energy

A young student explains how running gives him energy.

1 Showing Love

A child shows pride in her artwork—creating a heart to show love.

Self-determination, Self-regulation
2 Waiting Is Not Easy

Students discussed and reflected on strategies for dealing with times when they had to wait.

2 Balancing Homework, Hobbies and Responsibilities

A student values his education and makes positive choices in regards to making time for homework, hobbies and his family responsibilities.

Self-determination, Self-regulation, Well-being
3 Creating a Button Blanket

Students worked with the Aboriginal Enhancement Worker to create and sew their own button blankets using felt and buttons.

Self-determination, Self-regulation
3 Asking for Math Help

A student approaches a teacher with her concerns about her progress in Math.

Self-determination, Self-regulation
3 Checking Blood Glucose Level

A young student shows how she takes responsibility for monitoring her health.

4 Portfolio Review and Reflection

As an introduction to the final term, students reflected on their writing so far, set goals, and created a plan.

Self-determination, Self-regulation
4 Creating a Whirligig

A student created a whirligig to demonstrate his personal journey.

Self-determination, Self-regulation
5 Using Poetry as a Medium for Personal Awareness

A student created a poem to show her growth in personal awareness.

Self-determination, Well-being
5 Alternate School Student Denied Job

A grade 11 student responds to not being hired because she is from an alternate school.

Self-determination, Self-regulation