Activity 1.1 Roles and responsibilities
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. Encourage the group to think about their own skills and abilities. This can be done as a group activity or as a prompt for online discussion.
You could use magazines or the internet for text and images that illustrate carers’ roles and responsibilities and compile them into a collage or montage. You could also do this activity online as a wiki, which can be added to and edited by all the members of the group to form a picture of their various roles and responsibilities.
Table 1 Roles and responsibilities
|My main roles in life||What I do|
|Write your comments here.||Write your comments here.|
Ask the learners the following questions, which can be discussed in a group:
- Do you have roles and responsibilities that are similar to those of 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?