Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.
Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:
- define 'self-awareness'
- demonstrate self-awareness
- analyze the Duval and Wicklund theory of self-awareness
45 minutes to 1 hour
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.
Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.
- A mirror
- A worksheet created using the quiz associated with the video lesson
- Ask students to study themselves in the mirror for a moment and then list 5 to 10 words to describe their own appearance.
- When each student has a list, have them pair up with a classmate.
- Now have the pairs create a list of 5 to 10 words to describe the appearance of their partner.
- Instruct the students to compare their lists.
- How are the lists the same?
- How are they different?
- Why might these differences occur?
- Write the word 'self-awareness' on the board and ask students to try to define it, allowing them to share their ideas with the class.
- Play the video lesson Objective Self Awareness: Theory and Definition, pausing at 1:28.
- Compare the student's attempts at defining 'self-awareness' to the information presented in the video lesson.
- Play the video lesson again and pause at 2:42.
- Ask the students if they have ever hear a recording of their own voices. Did it sound like what they thought it would sound like? How about the mirror images we view of ourselves? Could the discrepancies in our lists from earlier in the lesson be related to the theory on self-awareness that was presented in the lesson? Can we identify any flaws with the theory presented in the video lesson? Discuss these ideas briefly as a class.
- Play the rest of the video lesson for the class now.
- Pass out the worksheet created using the associated quiz and ask students to work independently to complete it.
- Have students create a personal plan to improve self-awareness over a two-week period.
- Talk students through a guided meditation in class where the focus is bodily and muscular awareness.
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