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Building Resilience

Resilience … is the ability to have “an internal compass for whether or not something is good, while avoiding just complaining that the [clients/cooperating teacher/others] don’t understand. It takes resilience training to strike that balance between knowing what works and yet problem-solve a client’s [others’] needs effectively. And that kind of skill is applicable in any field (p 27).

According to VP Academic and Provost Dr Bonne Zabolotney of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, “… teaching resiliency and the ability to learn from criticism should be about giving feedback to everyone with equity, without prejudice, without the kind of discriminatory behaviours that may have been imbedded in the critique years and years ago” (p 26).