It provides opportunities to learn from your experience and develop your working practice. It is both a tool to help you analyse specific interactions or incidents that have occurred at work, as well as a method of working in the moment that is mindful and self-aware. 1.2. Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided? Reflecting on your practise is important as it can help you to focus on what you have done well and identify areas you may need to improve I.e.
3.Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care Standards inform reflective practice by informing own learning, helping one to think about professional accountability, enabling professional development, providing a way of identifying what is required for good practice. Standards may include code of practice, regulations, essential standards and National Occupational standards. 4. Describe how own values, beliefs systems and experiences may affect working practice Own values, beliefs systems and experience may affect working practice by preventing conflict with others, favouring those who share your values, beliefs systems and experiences, fostering understanding of others’ views and perspectives, and improving communication with others. 5.
Answer Reflective practice is important as it enables you to achieve a better understanding of yourself, your skills, competencies, knowledge and professional practice. Identifying what you have learnt requires you to think about your experiences, and consider the outcomes, in order to evaluate the experience, and identify your thoughts, feelings and understanding of the relevant issues. 3. How reflective practice contributes to improving the quality of service provision. Answer Reflective practice is important for everyone.
• Reflecting on work activities in an important way to develop knowledge, skills and practice enables us to reach our goals, achieve a better understanding of ourselves, self-awareness, strengths and weaknesses. To be able to reflect on how individuals are doing to transfer theoretical knowledge to practice. The things that I know or what I don’t know, how to achieve some goals, achievements and where I need to improve. 1.3 Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work • The ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work is to find out about individual history, attitudes, beliefs, promote empathy and be professional at work, by not posing my beliefs to others as they have a right to their own beliefs. 2.
Note that they are guide questions. Different questions to suit particular situations should be developed to help critical analysis of practice. Good facilitation of team audits is essential to getting people motivated to contribute to practice improvement, rather than repeatedly redefining the difficulties. Use the following to review learning and development, and relate to changes in working practices. Individual level What works well and not so well in your practice?
Reflective practice is important to the development of lecturers as professionals as it enables us to learn from our experiences of teaching and make easier student learning. Developing reflective practise means developing ways of reviewing our own teaching so that it becomes a routine and a process by which we might continuously develop. Kolb’s Learning Style Model. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_styles Kolb developed a theory of experiential learning that can give us a useful model by which to develop our practise. This
Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Links to: SHC32: 1.1 and 1.2. Personal development and reflective practice is an integral part of working with children and or young people. To support you in reviewing the need for personal development in relation to your work role produce the following: a) Write a description of the duties and responsibilities of your own work role b) Prepare an explanation of the expectations about your own work role as expressed in relevant standards. (Standards may include: codes of practice, regulations, minimum standards or national occupational standards. Context and principles for early year’s provision Links to: EYMP1: 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3.
Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out. I need to adhere to the GSCC codes of practice for social care worker and do the following • Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers • Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers • Promote the independence of service users whilst protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm • Respect the rights of service users whilst seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people • Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services • Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills 3. Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work. I am responsible of delivering an equal, non discriminatory service to all of my service users. My personal beliefs never affect my work and I have to value each individual’s personal choices regarding their own life.
As a supervisor, you need to be able to listen not just to the content of what is being said, but also to the way it is being said and the feelings behind that. As a professional supervisor, you can be an important role model of good practice in communication, enabling the member of staff to express their thoughts and to feel that they too are being listened to and understood. The aim of professional supervision is to help the member of staff learn about and develop their own practice in the workplace. As they do this, they will become better able to understand and reflect on their work, analyse their actions and the effects of these, recognise some of the dynamics of relationships and situations, and transfer their learning to new situations and professional contexts. Your job as a supervisor involves helping the student/trainees to think about how they learn and providing opportunities in supervision that will help them extend their learning.
In this cycle self-observation and evaluation helps to understand one’s own actions and to refine one’s practice on an ongoing basis for the benefits of the communities being served. It helps individuals become aware of the theories and motives behind their delivery and highlight areas that they can take steps to develop. 1.3 Examine methods that support effective reflective practice There are many different frameworks that have been