Personal and social education
We know that in order for learning to be effective, learners must feel secure and supported. At the same time, part of individual learning is also a growing in self-awareness, so that students understand themselves and how they interact with the people around them. There are opportunities for personal and social development in all elements of the UWCSEA learning programme, but the importance of this aspect of the student experience is also captured in a dedicated Personal and Social Education (PSE) programme.
Defining personal values
The PSE programme supports students in dealing with the personal and social challenges that all young people face. What are my personal values? How do I react to situations in a principled way? How do I recognise my individual needs and the needs of the group? What are the strategies I can use to deal with cyber-bullying? How do I understand my personal well being? From students identifying what they are good at in Kindergarten, to Grade 12 students using their self-knowledge to select their path after graduation, the PSE programme is a dedicated time for students to explore their identity and place in the world.
PSE underpins everything UWCSEA does as a College. Supporting students so that they feel truly valued by the adults who are leading their learning provides our students with the confidence to develop into effective and committed agents for change needed to shape a better world.