Session 3

Activity 3.1

Activity 3.1 Thinking about my skills and qualities

Timing: Time: 10–15 minutes

This is a reflection activity that learners can work on individually in their Reflection Log, but you could also use it to prompt discussion in a group session or an online forum. This activity invites learners to think about how their experiences highlight the skills and qualities they have developed. They can pick an event or a point in their timeline when they had to take action to resolve something. It could be something to do with caring, family, work, or practical issues like housing and money.

Using the following questions, they can make some notes in their Reflection Log or notebook:

  • Did you find that you used some of the same skills that the carers described?
  • Did you discover that you have other skills, maybe some that you were not aware of?
  • Are you now aware of qualities that you have but hadn’t considered before?

These may or may not be the same as those suggested by the carers in this session. This table provides some examples.

Table 2 Carers’ skills and qualities

SkillsQualities
Time managementPatience
PrioritisationResilience
Multi-taskingEmotional intelligence
Organisational skills 
Communication 
Critical thinking