It will also show that I reflect on my experiences of using knowledge and skills and how they have helped my own social work practice. I will evaluate the relevance and impact the areas had on my practice and how it helped me develop a better understanding of the individuals I worked with. I’ll reflect on how my learning from these experiences has helped my understanding of service users and the contexts in which they live. I will use Kolb’s (1984) theory of experiential learning i.e. the cycle of learning to enable me to develop my own understanding and as a reflective practitioner I can link this with Schon’s (1983) concepts of reflecting in action and reflecting on action to help improve my actions and professional practice and show that I evaluate my experiences and integrate it to theory and knowledge in supervision (Aids to Practice cards, Values and Ethics, p112).
It’s an impact on yourself learning and knowledge you have gained. Helps you to recognise on how to what you have done well so it can be put in practice for other situations. Also means in reflecting your own values, beliefs, and experiences which will help your thoughts and ideas to share with your colleagues. Use this to gain better strength weakness so that you learn from your own mistakes and take the appropriate actions in future. Improves your basic judgement and professionally enables you to apply skills to the personal development cycle.
The competencies exercise revealed my top strengths to be leading, cooperating, coping with pressure, networking, taking initiative and innovating. I am someone who enjoys leading and developing others to achieve results. I can improve upon my critical thinking skills by knowing my strengths and accepting my weaknesses. This will also help with evaluating arguments in a meaningful way. When one knows their competencies they can step up and utilize their strengths and leverage others when needed.
13 A. Investigate work based problems and suggest solution in your chosen organisation 13 B. Examine a range of methods and styles to successfully communicate the problems and solutions at different levels within the context of effective time management 13 References 15 Task 1. A.Discuss the benefits of self-managed learning to individuals and organisations and evaluate the different approaches involved Definition: According to Cunningham(1992), self-managed learning is a process in which the person who is learning, an adult, chose the learning outcomes, decide the ways of
It always a benefit to know your competencies and personal profile cause it helps strengthen your skills that you already have and it help your build for the future in know what you have to do to move forward and be better at what you do. As for me meeting people and helping other is something that I love to do. Being an Administrative Assistant, I meet different ethnicity of people that need assistants with application or information on how to go about getting forms completed. I felt my education goal should be in the area where I meet and help people. I have a weakening of going over and beyond in helping people and I tend to go over and beyond with clients.
(Bandura 1977: 22)’ It was discovered that aspects of this observational learning involved an individual serving or catering to a certain behaviour, remembering/memorising it and how it worked for another person and then the individual acting it out to see how it worked for them. ‘Symbols retained from a modelling experience act as a template with which one’s actions are compared. During this rehearsal process individuals observe their own behaviour and compare to their cognitive representation of modelled experience. (Hergenhahn 1988 quoted in Merriam and Caffarella 1991: 135)’ The above quote basically states that behaviour results from the interaction of the individual with the environment. Lave and Wegner put forward a more radical version of this theory in 1991 called ‘Situated Learning’.
The roles and responsibilities of a tutor in the Lifelong Sector include promoting positive behaviour, diversity and inclusion throughout the teaching and learning process (Gravells, 2012). The author concurs with Gravells et al (2012) that, a tutor should also challenge prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping as it occurs. This can be achieved by incorporating activities in learning based around equality and diversity so it helps students in their understanding. Francis and Gould (2013) state that the role of a tutor in the lifelong learning sector is not confined to imparting knowledge and skills, but covers a multiplicity or different tasks. These roles are accompanied by responsibilities and these contribute to the adoption of a professional approach to work in the lifelong learning sector.
I have learned about my Learning Patterns and how to use them in a way that is not only beneficial to my success as a student, but in the tasks of everyday life. Upon completion of the LCI, I found that I am a Dynamic learner. I use Sequence(32) and Precision(27) at a Use First level and avoid Technical Reasoning(16) and Confluence(15). The levels that I use these Patterns affect the way I learn, approach tasks and solve problems. I pride myself on always being organized.
Furthermore reflection has been described as an active, continual and careful consideration of any belief or presumed form of knowledge (Dewey, 1933). Reid further suggests that “Reflection is a process of reviewing an experience of practice in order to describe, analyse, evaluate and so inform learning about practice” (1993 p.305). According to Boud, Keogh and Walker (1995), effective learning will not occur unless one reflects. Several models of reflection exist and are used to draw lessons out of experience. Donald Schon (1983) introduced the concept of reflection in practice.
Know how it helps to develop people’s self - concepts. 3. Know the rewards and risks in this topic 4. Know the consequences of self – fulfilling prophecy | Strategy or activity related to the topic: MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALLDirection for the activity:1. Prepare a one sheet of paper.