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Social Awareness

(You can find the full text of the 3LPlace Curriculum section on Social Awareness here.)

Social awareness increases our ability to successfully navigate the world of social communication. We need social communication skills when we are seeking information, requesting assistance, desiring emotional connection, wanting to be playful or creative with another, expressing an idea or insight, sharing an experience or needing comfort.

Effective social communication asks us to draw upon several critical processes:

  • Language to process, understand and generate on a verbal and nonverbal level
  • Regulation to manage one’s attention, emotions, sensory sensations, and thoughts
  • Facilitation to know when and how to start, contribute, respond; and Inhibition to know when and how to stop or rein-in reactivity and impulses
  • Several forms of Intelligence:
  • Experiential - informs us based on prior social experiences
  • Reflective - enables us to pause and reflect both on what we wish to say and what the other person has said/responded
  • Interpersonal - understands the desires, intentions and motivations of others
  • Intrapersonal - understands our own feelings, motivations, thoughts and fears

The Social Awareness module places a strong emphasis on skill building through self-exploration, personal insight and self-discovery. The active process of going inwards creates the opportunities for personal growth that are necessary for making meaning surrounding who we are. But this process only takes students halfway on the road to finding and establishing their personal empowerment. To truly step into their own, we must guide students to turn their newly developed power of awareness and attention outwards. Personal insight becomes far more meaningful when it can be applied in social contexts and in relationships.My Job Match Game Summary
This summary sheet is intended to engage the student in capturing both what has been discussed, as well as begin to lay groundwork for the next steps in the work and career development process. This list is not intended to be in order or preference. It is an iterative process that can be repeated as new job or career ideas arise.
This process is a great opportunity to activate creativity and brainstorming to generate in-program job simulations (ex: if interested in working in a flower shop can create excursion to go buy flowers and return to program to cut and arrange flowers in a vase).
These are jobs I wish to explore:
1. Job #1:
• What I like about the job
• What I still need to learn about the job (ex: how much it pays, qualifications, training, etc.)
• What’s next? Ideas for learning more - internet research, guest speaker, site visit, tour, talking to people who work in the job, simulate activity in program milieu, etc.
2. Job #2:
• What I like about the job
• What I still need to learn about the job (ex: how much it pays, qualifications, training, etc.)
• What’s next? Ideas for learning more - internet research, guest speaker, site visit, tour, talking to people who work in the job, simulate activity in program milieu, etc

3. Job #3:
• What I like about the job
• What I still need to learn about the job (ex: how much it pays, qualifications, training, etc.)
• What’s next? Ideas for learning more - internet research, guest speaker, site visit, tour, talking to people who work in the job, simulate activity in program milieu, etc


Add more Jobs as needed

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