Recognize How Your Social Position Informs Your Reactions to Your Instructor and the Course Content
Positionality is the concept that our perspectives are based on our place in society. Positionality recognizes that where you stand in relation to others shapes what you can see and understand. For example, if I am considered an able-bodied person, my position in a society that devalues people with disabilities limits my understanding of the barriers people with disabilities face. I simply won’t see these barriers, in large part because I don’t have to —society is structured to accommodate the way I use my body.