raise (one's) consciousness

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raise (one's) consciousness

To increase one's awareness or understanding of one's own needs or the needs of others. Traveling abroad really raised my consciousness about the plight of the poor around the world.
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Whereas in Fullan's terms teachers are neither puppets nor technicians to be told what to do rather they need to be encouraged to raise their consciousness, create understanding, and develop behavior and skills.
Moreover, when people with disabilities join together, as Irvin did when she first joined a disability advocacy organization in the 1970s, they can not only raise their consciousness about their common experiences with discrimination and the gimp mystique, but also begin to change society's ideas of normalcy.
The map on the wall would intrigue them as well as raise their consciousness.
This in itself would raise their consciousness, empower them to make up their own minds, and choose which religion, if any, they favor, rather than just assume that religion means "same beliefs as parents.
Let's Tok is based on the arrival of the Tok family, a group of aliens who have come at the request of their special friends to help children raise their consciousness about the environment and how they can help improve it.
But you have to remember when we started, the MTA said there would be no environmental impact and we had to raise their consciousness.