[Sticky] 4.5 Activity
Please read again chapters 3.1 and 4 of Module 4. Familiarize yourself with the SWOT analyses and the case of transphobic bullying which has been described there. Imagine that you are the teacher of Anna. First you will answer a few questions that help you map your strengths, weaknesses, and learning points. Then we will ask you to write a short essay on how you can develop your personal strategy to transfer theory into your practice.
- Answer the following questions and complete the matrix below:
- What are your strengths? (examples: telling stories, facilitating interactive discussion with students, discussing relationships and sexuality, dealing with aggressive opinions etc.)
- What are your weaknesses? (examples: having positive attention for every single student in class, having a good contact with parents etc.)
- What are opportunities in your environment? (examples: the curriculum includes spaces where I could raise (sexual) diversity, I have supportive fellow teachers, the students are interested in aspects of (sexual) diversity etc.)
- Which threats do you perceive in your environment? List a maximum of three threats, but only ones that you may be able to influence. (examples: the curriculum does not include space where I could raise (sexual) diversity, parents oppose discussing sexual diversity etc.)
In the preceding four questions, you have mapped your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and perceived threats. Write down the factors you listed.
- Short essay: After having mapped your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and perceived threats, write a short essay on how you can develop your personal strategy to transfer theory into your practice, taking into account your SWOT analysis. Don’t forget to mention the competencies you already have to deal with GBV in your school, and which competencies or topics you may want to learn more about.
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