VELs Curriculum - Three Strands of Learning
To succeed beyond the compulsory years of schooling, all students need to develop the capacities to:
- Manage themselves as individuals and in relation to others
- Understand the world in which they live
- Act effectively in that world.
To ensure that the school curriculum develops students with these capacities, the Learning Standards are developed within three core, interrelated strands. Each strand has a number of components called domains.
The domains describe the knowledge, skills and behaviours considered essential in the education and development of students to prepare them for further education, work and life. They also include the standards by which student achievement and progress is measured. The three strands for the curriculum and their associated domains are: