YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LEARNING A LOT MORE THAN WE RECOGNISE
Young people are volunteers, carers, translators, entrepreneurs
and innovators – creating opportunities and building small businesses.
Every young person in any school stands to benefit
from a formal way to recognise their learning success.
The SACE Board is designing a way to fairly and
formally recognise more of what young people can do.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
BEING THE BEST THEY CAN BE
Young people are more than a mark – they have individual and personal experiences, talents, skills and interests.
THRIVING IN LEARNING, WORK AND
Young people’s learning is taking place at school, online, at home, at work and with community leaders and mentors.
CONFIDENCE AND KNOW-HOW
Young people are solving problems, speaking many languages and turning their interests into career pathways.
WHY THE TIME FOR EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION IS NOW
BENEFITS OF BROADER LEARNING RECOGNITION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
MORE THAN SUBJECTS AND GRADES
Schools already develop and nurture
capabilities in students.
Talk to your school to learn more.
WHAT ARE SCHOOLS SAYING?
Hear from some teachers who were involved in our first pilot program.
EXPLORING IDENTITIES AND FUTURES / ACTIVATING IDENTITES AND FUTURES
“I’m not being told what to do, it’s a lot more flexible.” – Tia, Year 11 student
CAPABILITIES AND LEARNER PROFILE
“The students get to have more agency in how they choose to evidence their learning or their capabilities.”
– Luke Northcote, teacher
RECOGNITION OF ABORIGINAL CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING
“It made me proud. It’s not often you see cultural learning recognised ever, let alone in a classroom.”
– Codi, Year 12 student
WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS?
“Independent living means having to make my own decisions and get better at time management.
I don’t take things for granted and I never let anything slow me down or stop me.”
WHO'S ON BOARD
WE’RE NOT ALONE
On the 15th of August in Adelaide, a national We Are More event was held and featured representatives from a range of organisations, including Learning Creates Australia, the South Australian Department of Education, the SACE Board, National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition, and Melbourne Assessment (the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education).
The day closed with a statement calling for Australia-wide education changes that sees the full picture of every young person’s contributions, attributes, skills and interests.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
The WAM newsletter provides updates on our journey through designing a system that fairly and formally recognises more of what young people can do.
The newsletter features contributions from the SACE Board’s Community Associates, employed in partnership with Learning Creates Australia to facilitate their own We are more initiatives.
WHAT SHOULD WE RECOGNISE?
“I grew my hobby into a small eco- friendly business using social media, and now my Bento-sized cakes are made to order.” Alicia Le
“I’m working on a plan
to live off the grid in
my own Tiny House.” Kaitlin
“By volunteering as a football umpire for my school,
I have discovered a potential career path in the sports industry.” Sam
“I have experienced the effects of
bushfires first-hand and am now
a cadet in the CFS. I’ve also designed
a fire fighting drone.” Noah
“I combined my personal interest in
sport and photography
to start a videography business
that showcases local talent.” Joseph
“I play basketball and have a combined interest
in preventing sports injuries through recovery.” Asha
“Independent living means having to make my own decisions and get better at time management. I don’t take things for granted and I never let anything slow me down or stop me.” Amber
“I taught myself how to generate sounds, record and mix music from online videos and now I produce electronic and hip-hop music.” Gillean
“I feel more confident about myself because of the
different characters I have explored and played in
acting and singing performances.” Sienna
“I feel more confident when I am able to design
something and turn it into a reality by building it myself” Hayden
The SACE Board has collaborated with Learning Creates Australia to develop wearemore.edu.au as a way to involve schools and communities around Australia in the value of recognising more of what young people know and can do.