Step In – Step Out – Step Back

A thinking routine to take social/cultural perspective responsibly

Choose: Identify a person or agent in the situation you are examining.

Step In: Given what you see and know at this time, what do you think this person might feel, believe, know, or experience? 

Step out: What else would you like or need to learn to understand this person’s perspective better? 

Step back: Given your exploration of this perspective so far, what do you notice about your own perspective and what it takes to take somebody else’s?

Source: ID & Global Studies, Project Zero

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