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. It may make you consider new approaches or make you consider learning more or beginning new courses in relevant subjects. You can use reflective practice to improve the quality of the service you provide by thinking about a task you previously completed and asking yourself: What could have been done better? & how will I do that task next time? 1.3.
Describe the features of inclusive teaching and learning Inclusive learning is about ensuring learners have the opportunity to be involved and included in the learning process. It’s also about treating all learners equally and fairly, without directly or indirectly excluding anyone. Inclusion is about attitudes as well as behaviour, as learners can be affected by the words or actions of others. I see it as I am not teaching my subject to a group of learners who are all the same, but to a group of individuals with different experiences, abilities and needs which should be recognised and respected. Agreeing individual learning plans (ILPs) and/or action plans can help formalise this.
Majority of people will fall into more than one category, but may have a stronger inclination in one category over another. I used three different online websites to assist me in finding out what my preferred learning style was. Website one was presented by The Center for New Discoveries in Learning (2012), using the VARK model, which indicated that I was primarily a kinesthetic/tactile learner. Kinesthetic learners prefer to be a hands-on learner and most likely love to move around frequently, like athletics, and to build things with your hands as stated by The Center for New Discoveries in Learning (2012). Website two was presented by Penn State (2010), using the VARK model which indicated I was primarily a visual learner.
NVQ UNIT 3 – 1.3,3.1,3.3 Task 3 Write a reflective account describing: * How your personal preferences, attitudes, heritage and beliefs might impact on working practice. * How to ensure that your own practice is inclusive and respects the beliefs, culture, values and preferences of individuals. I work in a residential home for Dementia for the elderly, some of the clients Dementia range from mild to severe. The clients are raised in a very different way to how I was raised and it is important that I must remember this and respect this as we all have personal beliefs and preferences based on our background and upbringing. I have been brought up in a very mixed society but in a Church of England school where religious education was compulsory, however we still studied various other religions and were taught to respect all people, and their beliefs.
Expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards(Code of Practice, Regulations, Essential standards, National Occupational Standards): to examine why and how I practice, to identify areas for improvement, to develop different ways of working, to develop new areas of learning. 2. Be able to reflect on practice Importance of reflective practice: reflecting on situation can improve own knowledge, skills and understanding and may include: giving me grater insight, examining how effective my practice is, thinking through different approaches. Own values, belief system and experiences may affect working experiences by: understanding and being open to others` attitudes and beliefs, respecting differences between own and others personal attitudes, being aware of own personal attitudes and beliefs. 3.
Running head: Journal Article - Andragogy Journal Article – Andragogy and Where It Leads Theory and Methods of Educating Adults ABSTRACT Andragogy is the art and science of helping adult learners. It is this premise that will be explored throughout this paper. Andragogy is a learning theory that addresses the special aspects of adult learning. Although, it can be traced back to a German grammar teacher Alexander Kapp in 1833, it was not until it was introduced by Malcolm Knowles’ in 1968 that it became popular theory. Knowles’ concept for andragogy incorporated four assumptions: maturity, allowing a person to move from dependent to self directing learning, adults accumulating experiences that they use as resources for learning, adults learning relying on their social culture and adults learning that is problem centered opposed to subject centered.
I can learn about information that is trying to be taught by using hands-on problem-solving. I am improving my ability to be become a thinker by finding time to reflect independently on new information and looking for opportunities to work independently. I try to be sensitive to individuals’ feelings by giving positive feedback. I present constructive criticism in a way that I hope others would not take offense to. Knowing others strengths in an online learning environment helps me understand how they think.
Areas of good practice can be built on and repeated and any deficient areas identified addressed with training, advice and support. 2.2 Reflect on an aspect of your work practice, including its effectiveness and ways that it could be improved. One experience which I have reflected on in order to learn from and improve for the future is an incident where I had to approach the delicate subject of personal hygiene with a young client with learning difficulties that I support. I initiated the conversation with M in a quiet area in an environment where he felt comfortable. I attempted to be sensitive and explain the positives of maintaining good personal hygiene without directly relating the remarks to him.
With regard to this, David and Roger (1975) point out four learning abilities that individuals can possess and which determines the learning style(s) that such individuals posses. David Kolb came up with four different learning styles based on the experiential learning theory higher learning setting. This theory was based on concrete experience which emphasized on learning as interplay between an individual and the society. Learning accordingly, centers on an individuals feelings as well as identity constructions rather than logic. On the other hand, abstract conceptualization centered on logic and analytical thinking primarily generate of ideas and theories which is
I follow my heart and my intuition and make my decisions based on conclusions that will support my own happiness. The symbol for this lens is the microscope. When using a microscope you analyze and examine before taking the next step, which is a good way to relate to the result lens. Its strength is taking control of the situation while protecting everyone else rights and maintaining a sense equality between everyone. The not so great this about this is that even if your intentions are good you tend to forget that not everyone thinks like you and is clear on their own sense of values.