The term critical self-reflection refers to the 'power to discern oneself from others through personal and professional reflection on strengths, weaknesses, talents, and goals. This is in addition to knowledge about social identities and the factors that influence the lives of individuals and groups. Central to critical self-reflection is the notion of self-compassion; an important skill and prerequisite to feeling compassion for others. Critical self-reflection is vital to inclusive learning by laying the groundwork for self-esteem and self-knowledge necessary to creating meaningful and safe relationships with different people.
- Critical Self Positioning Tool
- Three concrete exercises to help you reflect upon your social background and identity and how these influence your interactions with others.
Critical Self Positioning Tool
Reflection on your social background and its influence on your interactions
Personal and Social Identity Wheel Activity
Learn about identities through reflection on how they influence lives and perceptions.
Social Identity Map
Understanding your positionality, it’s life impact and consequent emotions