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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?

Change is already underway. Key research and policy directions from around the world support the need to recognise a broader and deeper range of young people’s skills and capabilities. Learn more about what the experts are saying.

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
COMMUNITY

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?

Some schools are already collaborating and co-designing with us through pilot testing.

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

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS?

Whilst students are always the SACE Board’s priority, the whole community benefits.

“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

WHO'S ON BOARD

Learn about the universities and employers who are helping us with this work.

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.

 

 

 

READ THE STATEMENT

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.

 

 

Edition 1 (September 2023)

 

Edition 2 (November 2023)

 

WHAT SHOULD WE RECOGNISE?

Educators, recruiters, selectors and employers don't have a trusted way to recognise the breadth and depth of things that young people know and can do.This has an impact on their future learning and future work pathways. The SACE have developed SACE specific capabilities with schools, universities and industry representatives and are piloting their formal recognition with 40 schools across South Australia and Northern Territory.

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.