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What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales
What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales

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Review your table

To help you summarise what you have gained from your reflections, we’d like you to return to the table you created in Session 1.

Activity 5.3 Review my table

Timing: You should spend around 15 minutes on this activity.
Woman looking at laptop computer screen
Figure 5.4

In the introduction to this course we said that ‘reflection is a way of working on what we know already and it generates new knowledge’. Revisiting the table you completed in Session 1 is a means to assess this process of reflection. If you saved a copy of the table, keep it handy as you will need it at the end of this activity.

Take another look at Alana’s table to remind you.

Table 5.2 Alana’s table
How do I see myself now?What makes me happy?
  • Hairdresser
  • Quiet but once you get to know me confident
  • Determined
  • Talkative
  • Volunteering
  • Sometimes call myself stupid
  • Following my dream
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Coming to Young Adult Carers group
  • Playing around with hair
  • Holidays
What am I most proud of?How would I like to see myself in the future?
  • Passing hair level 1
  • Volunteering
  • Overcoming fears
  • Successful
  • Hairdresser
  • Volunteer

As you did in Session 1, fill in the boxes in Activity 5.3 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .


Go to Activity 5.3 of your Reflection Log. Once you have completed the activity, make sure you save the document again.

If you are working in a group and you would like to share your answers, when you have completed your table, compare it with the one that you completed in Session 1.

  • Is it the same?
  • Are there any changes?

It may be very similar or it may be quite different. Reflection is an on-going process that may not necessarily bring about immediate changes, but it may lead to subtle differences in our thinking about ourselves, our plans and our goals that will emerge over time.