Self-awareness is a critical component in the pursuit of self-directed learning as high levels of self-awareness may increase empathy, congruence and understanding of the learning experience. Creative and playful activities may provide the triggers for students to cultivate their self-awareness skills and deepen their self-awareness. Self-awareness also refers to students ability to become and remain transparent, honest and persevere to learning challenges and difficulties.

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Self awareness through reflective practice remain a fundamental element for developing self-awareness. This may require an internal exploration of thoughts which may lead to new learning and new collaborations and constellations. Helping students to create self-awareness may be instantiated through posing to students open and authentic questions such as:

1. What did you find most interesting about the class today?

2. As a result of what you have learned today, how would you like to follow that on?

3. What was the difference in what you have studied today that made you to see a learning concept differently?

Self-awareness is all about knowing what, how and why to learn and also allow students to learn while having fun. GBL and games that can be used to promote self-awareness may be: Order Ops , The KerbalEdugame, Immune Defence and solarium.