Personal audit & transferable skills

Activity 1

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




  • Team work
  • Be creative
  • Listen to others
  • Self discipline
  • Build social networks
  • Self confidence
  • Converse confidently
  • Set personal goals
  • Make presentations


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.

Activity 2

Complete the audit below, using the information from the table above.

Recognition Reflection Action
Skills already developed How will I use these How do I know (evidence)**
  • Self discipline
 I will use this skill in order to manage my time and keep focused on the tasks I have to do on the course.
  • Set personal goals
 I will set personal goals in order to organise my time and motivate me to work towards something.
  • Be creative
 Once I become a teacher, I will use this skill in order to make my lessons interesting and memorable for the students.
  • Computing Skills
 I will use my computing skills as a means to using MyDundee in order to access course materials and to use my e-portfolio.
  • Build social networks


 I will use this skill in order to make friends with my peers on the course.
  • Self confidence
 I will use my self confidence when on placement and when giving presentations.

** This section should be completed as you identify when/where/how you have used/developed these skills.


Recognition Reflection Action
Skills not yet developed How will I develop these How do I know (evidence)**
  •  Take Notes
 by trying to remain concentrated throughout lectures.
  •  Write for academic purposes
 By writing blogs for my e-portfolio.
  •  Work on own initiative
 I will develop this skill by trying to organise what tasks I need to do each day.
  •  Manage time
 I can manage my time better by using my diary more often.
  • Act as a leader
  I can develop this by taking up roles of responsibility when doing group work activities.
  •  Think critically
 By reviewing my work and reviewing what I did well, and what I can improve on.


  1. Managing My Learning

  Activity 1

Complete the table below to identify and reflect on those factors and plan actions for each.

Recognition/ Reflection Action
What helps my learning? How can I utilise this?
Example: “Discussing the topic with others” ·         Set up a study group of like-minded peers

·         Engage with the online community

  •  a clean study area.
 By making sure the desk is cleared of all objects that may distract me including my phone.
  •  A quiet environment.
 By sitting in the silent study zone of the library.
  •  A study plan.
 I can utilise a study plan by making sure I organise what work I want to do at the start of each week.
  •  Water.
 By making sure I bring a bottle of water to lectures to keep me hydrated and focused.
  •  Regular breaks.
 By taking regular breaks of five minutes every half an hour, it will stop studying from becoming tedious.
  •  Being creative.
I find I learn better when I am looking at something that involves colour, so I will create colourful mind maps to study with.



Recognition/Reflection Action
What hinders my learning? How can I address this factor?
Example: “I’m easily distracted” ·         Study in a place where distractions are minimal

·         Read lecture notes before the lecture and then take notes lectures to keep me focused

  •  I lose concentration easily.
  •  Try to minimise the amount of distractions in the area where I plan to study.
  •  My phone.
 Turn it off or keep it in a separate room while I study.
  •  Friends.
 Study alone in the silent zone of the library to prevent myself becoming distracted by them.
  •  Music.
 I will only listen to music during my study breaks.
  •  Social media.
 I will make sure I am logged out of social media sites such as twitter and Facebook before I begin studying.

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