Self-awareness is used in 8 frameworks


The ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior. The ability to accurately assess one’s strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”

  • Identifying emotions
  • Accurate self-perception
  • Recognizing strengths
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-efficacy
Building Blocks for Learning

The ability to accurately recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior. This includes accurately assessing one’s strengths and limitations and possessing a well-grounded sense of confidence and optimism.

EU NESET Framework for Social and Emotional Education

Students are able to recognise their emotions, describe their interests and values and accurately assess their strengths and weaknesses. They are able to reflect on their thoughts and learning process. They have a well-grounded sense of self-confidence, self efficacy, agency and autonomy. They are hopeful about the future and have a sense of meaning and purpose. More specifically, this content area includes the following competencies.

  • Recognition of emotions: identifying and labelling feelings.
  • Knowledge and recognition of strengths: identification and cultivation of one’s strengths and positive qualities, and using strengths to address limitations/weaknesses and maximise potential.
  • Confidence and self-efficacy.
  • Self-determination: autonomy, agency.
  • Self-advocacy and awareness of one’s rights as an individual.
  • Hope and optimism about one’s learning and life in general and hope for the future.
  • Sense of meaning and purpose in life, self-actualisation.
Singapore Framework for 21CC and Student Outcomes

A person who understands his own emotions, strengths, inclinations and weaknesses is able to develop positive self-concept and self-worth.

Vision of the Haitian Child in Society: Social Emotional Framework
  • Self-reflection (strengths, weakness, goals)
  • Identity +/- influences or behaviors
  • Role perception in social contexts (, school, etc.)
  • National and global identities
UNICEF India Comprehensive Life Skills Framework

Accurately assessing one’s feelings, interests, values, strengths and weaknesses in the context one is living and thereby building self-identity

Pratham Life Skills Framework
  • recognizing strengths and weaknesses
  • identifying emotions
  • self reflection
  • self confidence