Activity 1.1

The examples of Jade, Janet and Dean show how we have different roles in life. In fact we all have many roles in which we use a variety of skills and abilities. Now think about your own.

Activity 1.1 Roles and responsibilities

Timing: We suggest spending around 20 minutes on this activity.
  • Do you share roles and responsibilities that are similar to or different from Jade, Janet or Dean?
  • Carers often describe juggling and balancing a number of different roles. Is that an experience you’re familiar with?
  • Have you got goals you’d like to achieve?

Now define yourself as you are now and list the roles you fulfil. Open your Reflection Log [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   and go to Activity 1.1 to fill in the table there. Once you have completed the activity make sure you save the document again. You can also complete the table using this document, but don’t forget to save it.

Another way of doing this would be to search magazines or the internet for text and images that illustrate your roles and responsibilities and compile them into a collage, or montage.

If you are working in a group, you might want to share your answers and discuss your roles with each other. Similarly, if you are working one-to-one with a mentor, use this time to share and discuss some of the ideas above.

My roles and responsibilities

Thinking about myself