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||
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)**|
|Goal Setting||I will use my skill of goal setting to set specific goals to work towards. This will ensure I know exactly what I am aiming for and allow me to use it as motivation.||I have always set very high goals for myself and it has always helped by giving me motivation to work harder towards them. For example, at school, although not expectation to do amazing, I still aimed high and managed to come away with straight A’s at higher. If I had aimed for C’s, I don’t think I’d have got results close to what I did.|
|Team Work||I will use my experience with team work to work effectively with fellow students and also when working alongside teachers and pupils on placement.||I know I work well in a team from spending most of my summers as part of a team in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The teamwork skills gained from spending so much time with a group of people is so amazing, from how to negotiate, keep each other motivated, share ideas to improve dances and generally how to work well together.|
|Listening Skills||I will use my listening skills to make sure I listen intently in lectures and do not miss anything. I will also use them to make sure I am communicating effectively.||I have always been a good listener. I was a buddy at school, and from this I understand how important it is to fully engage and listen properly. Without developed listening skills, I may have come across as uninterested or rude, whereas by listening properly I was able to communicate effectively and understand/sympathise with the pupils I was working with.|
|Taking Responsibility||I will take responsibility for my learning and ensure I do everything to the best of my ability. I will also take seriously any responsibility put on me throughout the course.||I had a great deal of responsibility as Deputy Head Girl at school. I always took full responsibility, ensuring everything was done properly. If anything was not to go to plan, I would have also taken full responsibility for it.|
** This section should be completed as you identify when/where/how you have used/developed these skills.