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||✔|
|Act as a leader||✔|
|Listen to others||✔|
|Debate formally and informally||✔|
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)**|
|Organise and plan||To prepare with my Working Together team for our visit to an agency to ensure we get the most we can out of it.||By producing a good end result in the form of our assessment,|
|Manage time||To ensure my work is completed fully and to a good standard.||This will be reflected in my grades.|
|Listen to others||To gain knowlegde and insight from other’s experiences.||By having a wealth of knowledge that spans many areas of each profession.|
|Debate formally and informally||To challenge view points as well as gain other people’s perspectives.||To develop balanced arguments on both sides of an issue, and seeing it from everyone’s point of view.|
|Act as a leader||When partaking in group work, if taking the lead is necessary I am comfortable to do so.||By delegating roles or facillitating conversation, it allows the group to constantly remain productive.|
** 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)**|
|Self-confidence||By develoing a self belief in the fact that my input is relevant||Being more comfortable engaging in group discussion, free of fear my point isn’t good enough or ‘right’|
|Make presentations||By practising making presentations that are engaging, yet still containing necessary information||Sharing my presentations with fellow students and mentors and receiving feedback to improve further|
|Take Risks||By improving my self confidence||When making decisions I will be choosing what is best in my own opinion, and not being concerned about what other people would do. Even if it does not work out well, I can then use that as a learning experience for the future|