Question your values

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Activity: Consider a situation in which your values were questioned

This could have been, for example, a personal experience whereby there was a disagreement (overt or covert) or perhaps when you were in a cultural group that was unfamiliar to you. How did this challenge your own values? How does this help you to unpack the ‘taken for granted’ assumptions you might carry into your teaching?

Read A Narrative on Whiteness and Multicultural Education and consider:

  • What are the things that you value most in life?
  • What nurtures you?
  • Who are the people for whom you care?
  • Who cares for you?
  • What makes life worth living?

Transfer your ideas from this exercise on to a piece of A4 paper. You may use coloured pens, textas, paints … use words, or poems …  or anything at all that expresses the way you feel about those people and things that matter to you!

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Gorski, P, Hamline University & EdChange 2000, ‘A Narrative on Whiteness and Multicultural Education’, EdChange, viewed 23 August 2016, <>.