An awareness of identity-related issues

An awareness of identity-related issues

  • Becoming aware of who you are, means that you have a deeper understanding of your core identity no matter the context and in different situations. The big topic for the 21st century – self-awareness In the past few years, there has been a lot of information, research, books, and seminars on the topic of self-awareness. Self-awareness is now regarded as…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? I participated in a session in It’s Up to Me 5, run by Antonio Jovanovski, called Five Identities, which had us rank five of our identities in terms of the most important to the least important to us in the moment. I saw how much this exercise helped me and other people understand our…

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  • The Socratic Method

    Why did I choose this tool? I learned this method when I was being trained as a life coach, and yet when I started to apply it in a training setting, I was able to see impressive results and I realized that there is a strong link between asking good questions and the whole philosophy of “non-formal education”. I realized…

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  • Difference Matters

    Why did I choose this tool? This book served as the foundational text for a course I took in university that changed my life. It was the most vulnerable and open classroom experience I have had at university, and it was with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. I liked how the book defined different dimensions of social identity…

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  • Why did I choose this tool? Some of my friends who have done this exercise at the University of Michigan school have said how this has changed their life. I believe one part of understanding our identity is understanding the things that we do well and how other people identify us. For example, I don’t normally describe myself as a…

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  • Planning for Identities

    Why did I choose this tool? I believe that many of the identity issues can be predicted if we do our research on the people arriving to the project. Yes, there will be errors, but having an understanding of potential conflicts and misunderstandings can give us the preparation for dealing with the conflict when it arises. I have seen on…

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  • Five Identities

    Why did I choose this tool? I participated in this session in It’s Up to Me 5, run by Antonio Jovanovski, and I saw how much it helped other people and felt how much it helped me in understanding my identities better. I liked how simple it was and how it quickly showed me which identities don’t matter too much…

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