Health and physical education / Year 7 and 8 / Personal, Social and Community Health / Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing

Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse factors that influence emotions , and develop strategies to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity (ACPPS075)

Elaborations
  • investigating personal, social and cultural factors that influence the way individuals respond emotionally to different situations
  • exploring different viewpoints, practising being empathetic and considering alternative ways to respond
  • recognising and interpreting emotional responses to stressful situations and proposing strategies for managing these responses
  • exploring the impact of different ways of communicating, how these impact on emotions and can show respect (or not) for self and others
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Emotions,  Empathy,  Emotional health

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