Brookfield, in introducing the risks associated with critical reflection, makes the following statement:
“Those who have a destructive tendency to accept all the blame for failure in a particular situation. If things go wrong there’s the automatic presumption that it’s because they’re not good enough and lack the basic competence to be a teacher. If things go right it’s assumed to be a matter of luck.” (p227)
This is me. This is how I feel a lot!
How do I remedy this???
According to Brookfield, the key is to, “make the phenomenon public.” (p227). He suggests that once one declares their feelings of inadequacy, the fear loses its power.
This is highly possible and certainly worth trying.