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To get to there, our students need a certain degree of self-awareness. Staff debate at the moment is centering on the readiness of many of our students to be Self-Directed Learners, as they appear to lack this requisite self-awareness.
Awareness of our selfness. That's a big ask for anyone.
According to Hsing Yun (366 days of wisdom), it incorporates estimating our value in accordance to our:
- working skills
- interpersonal skills
- family and educational background
As he says, if we don't know ourselves, we will end up without any value.
From that starting point comes self-discovery, then comes self-confidence, then comes self-empowerment, and finally self-independence.
And THAT'S where my direct job ends, and where my influence takes over.
That's MY goal. Always has been.