When I began reading this chapter I thought as though I did not need the information about to be provided to me. As I read on I started to realize that there were a few things in the chapter that I will be able to utilize. I admit that I scanned and skimmed at first as I always do but I stopped quickly when I saw this as learning tool in the beginning of the chapter. I felt very relieved that this is an accepted practice. As I continued to read I came across more pointers that I will be using.
Feedback also helps us see ourselves from the perspective of others - to see ourselves as others see us. We learn a great deal from the feedback of others, and from past failures and mistakes. 1.3 Describe ways of evaluating your own work. I will look at things like, what part of my day to day job takes the most time, and what actions can be taken to do it in less time, I will look at the best part of the job that I am doing, and also look at areas where improvements are needed. I will speak to more experienced people regarding this, and take proper advise and guidance.
1. If we had any difficulties or dilemmas around choice of food we would help to advise the client with his or her choice. Making sure there is enough different varieties of things to be chose from or if an individual feels they have too much choice we can help narrow it down by knowing certain things the particularly like. As a support assistant it my job to assit with choices, and advise them about healthy foods and the importance. For example: A Service user cannot understand a menu when It is present in a list form , so we could help them make their choice by getting images of meals they would be presented with to eat.
Considering the work of key pioneers and current experts with links to child development theory. There are many theories about how children learn and develop. This area of study is called developmental psychology which covers subjects such as cognitive, language and emotional development. The research methods are based heavily on the on going assessments carried out by observing children over a period of time. Assessment is part of the process of understanding what children know, understand and can do so that future teaching steps can be appropriately planned.
When a writer writes analytically, they go into more depth of the original text. They tell us the reaction of the writer, and even begin to explain the writer’s thoughts. It’s simply a way of exploring what certain piece of writing means. This form of writing was introduced to simply get the reader to look at the material from a different perspective; to get the writer to thinking a little more in depth. When a writer reads text, they begin to make claims of their readings.
Throughout the book the author revealed plenty of useful information put into action in approving are listening skills to be better listeners. My actions consist of be more conscious in my listening skills and continue to control the negative emotions that sometimes arise that prevent us from listening to others. It is important to keep intact my emotion until I have a full understanding and clarity of the message being relied to me. I will remember to steer away from being defensive, because at the same time I can be unknowingly attacking others around me that loves me. With every opportunity of listening I will be mindful of creating a safe environment where clarity, understanding, and listening can take place effectively.
To begin with I have learned that by knowing myself better and reflecting upon my own emotions and behaviors I will be better able to master my practice as a professional. (Hansten & Jackson, 2009). Upon reflecting on the reading and my own experiences, I have found that I am a visual tactile learner. I learn by seeing and touching. I had forgotten about the other types of learning and communication methods, and I settled into what is comfortable for me.
I considered a good writer to be anyone who could effectively convey a message to a reader. Since going through the first two units, I have learned that good writing is quite a bit more complicated. Author Keith Grant-Davie discussed how important to good writing it was to analyze your subject matter to understand who all of your possible audiences are and who you may be representing when writing your material, and to address all parties appropriately. If an author can do this effectively, I believe that it is a crucial part of becoming a good writer. Unit one also taught me to reevaluate how important certain priorities when it came to writing.
One of my writing strengths would be structure and information. I like to explain things to the fullest, so the reader understands the piece inside and out. I like to give a lot of reasons, and back up my opinions using facts and observations. As for one of my writing weaknesses, I’d say that it would be the fact that I may write too much. I have received criticism from different individuals saying that I over analyze the smallest of things.
An Outline to Writing In this reading, Generating Ideas: Freewriting and Brainstorming, it gives the reader ideas of how to brainstorm, to better prepare themselves for the writing that they will have to write. Learning how to properly write a paper or essay and still hold the attention of the audience is difficult. This reading goes through step by step on how to write a solid paper. This reading also helps you to feel more confident in what you are writing. Freewriting or brainstorming is the first step in writing a paper.