1. Below are a list of skills and abilities. Complete an audit of where you are now. Record this in your learning journal/portfolio.
Rate yourself (1=Not very well developed; 3=very well developed)
|Skills and Abilities||
|Work under pressure||X|
|Set personal goals||X|
|Act as a leader||X|
|Share opinions confidently||X|
|Write for academic purposes||X|
Although it is important to identify where we are now, it is not enough to stop there. We need to reflect upon how we can develop the skills where we are less confident and how we can transfer the skills in which we are confident and competent.
Complete the audit below, using the information from the table above.
|Skills already developed||How will I use these||How do I know (evidence)**|
|Flexibility||Being flexible with meeting with others to do study groups, finding time to work and to study||If my studying is being completed for university, and also finding a balanced time to go and work|
|Self-confidence||This can be simple things such as being confident enough to shout out an answer during lectures, and also to being able to speak to others in class that I may not know well||I will be able to create more friendships with others, and also feel more included in lectures by having an input|
|Self-discipline||By ensuring that I keep up to date with TDT’s and making sure I plan enough time to get them done||The work will be completed on time|
|Work under pressure||I feel that my work can be completed to a better standard if I feel as though I do not have long to complete it. Working under pressure is also to do with the fact we complete other module work as well as Education work||Both the Education and Working Together module work will be completed to a satisfactory standard|
|Set personal goals||These will be out with university and can be simple things which will improve my overall time here. It can also include goals to have work completed by certain times|
|Act as a leader||This skill will not be particularly dominant within the first semester, but it will be shown clearer during placement||I will be using my leadership to take lead of different groups in the classroom|
** This section should be completed as you identify when/where/how you have used/developed these skills.