Activities for unit 1 Personal and Interpersonal Skills and Abilities
A. Identifying Skills and Abilities
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
Self confidence 2
Team Work 3
Act as a Leader 2
Listen to others 3
Write for academic purposes 2
Computing Skills 1
Be Creative 3
Problem solving 1
2. Complete the audit below, using the information from the table above.
Recognition Reflection Action
Skills already developed, How I will use these and How do I know (evidence)**
Self confidence: When teaching a class and when in group discussions in university. I have experience working in groups and having the confidence in my abilities to lead them.
Self-discipline: Doing course work and juggling placement responsibilities and assignments. By participating in the Duke of Edinburgh
Team Work: In group discussions in university and working as part of the school when on placement and later on in my career. By participating in the Tron Ambassador Scheme, the student executive and Duke of Edinburgh, I demonstrated that I was able to work with multiples of people.
Act as a Leader: Within my role as a teacher, having to lead a class and act as a leader that the children follow. My role within Ladybirds and dancing. I provided the support when needed as well as stepping in and leading activities when needed.
Listen to others: As a teacher, you are put in a position of trust and therefore have to have the skills to be able to listen to pupils and give advice as they will see you as a role model and someone they can trust. I think this goes hand in hand with team work and that having worked in teams and listening to others when participation in Duke of Edinburgh and the Tron Ambassador Scheme.
Write for academic purposes: Throughout my whole academic career during university. By participating in, both, the Access to a Career in Teaching and Top-up, where I achieved a exceeded the basic pass mark at university level.
Computing Skills: Throughout my career as technology is always advancing. Using my laptop and hone every day.
Be Creative: As a teacher, you always have to be thinking of new and different ways to teach and being able to think of new ways to cater for different children’s learning styles. Through work placements and being in charge of multiples of different ability groups of children, I have learned how to explain things in an alternative.
Problem solving: Being a teacher you deal with different children and you have to learn how deal with their different needs.
Recognition Reflection Action
Skills to be developed, How I will develop these and How do I know (evidence) **
Act as a leader: I will push myself in group situations to take more control of conversations. During the Working Together module, I pushed myself to exert myself and my opinions as well as leading the conversation throughout the seminar session.
Organise and plan: I will take more time in order to plan and organise things. I have bought a planner and I am making time to use it every day.
Build social networks: I will become more active on social media by trying out new parts of social networks. I am planning to create and become an active member of Twitter.
Think critically: I will do research into how to critically think and analyse. I have looked into what critical thinking is and how I can apply it to my university written work.
** This section should be completed as you identify when/where/how you have used/developed these skills.