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||
|Organise and plan||3|
|Act as a leader||2|
|Listen to others||3|
|Debate formally and informally||1|
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)**|
|Self confidence||To make new friends and be able to speak up during group decisions.|
|Organise and plan||To ensure I dedicate enough time to my studies but also make space to experience university life.|
|Manage time||To make sure I complete all tasks on time and still engage in further reading and reflection.|
|Listen to others||Learn new ideas and skills from people from a wide variety of different backgrounds to enhance my learning.|
|Take notes||To make sure I gain the most from lectures, understand the content and add my opinions.|
** This section should be completed as you identify when/where/how you have used/developed these skills.
Part B – Activity 1
|Skills not yet developed||How will I develop these||How do I know (evidence)**|
|Take risks||To step outside my comfort zone and not be afraid to make mistakes.|
|Debate formally and informally||Develop the skills to allow me to share my opinions on different subjects in different settings.|