To explore one of the features of ‘growing up’
To explore one of the features of ‘growing up’: the multiple and sometimes contradictory expectations that different people have of children and young people.
Evidence and reflection
These issues can be explored through ‘picture maps’ about themselves. Pupils can draw or write about each perspective.
How my parent(s) How other members How my teachers
see me of my family see me see me
MY OWN SENSE OF MYSELF
How my friends How the media How my classmates
see me sees me see me
The activity, as well as giving you insights into your pupils, may provide opportunities for discussion of how they could handle differing expectations of different people, and how it feels to feel uncertain of ‘who we are’. You may also be able to discuss who they wish to become … and are becoming.