Unit 11: Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care
Learning outcome 1 – Understand how to reflect on practice in adult social care
To practice reflectively involves being able to think about an event after it happened, critically evaluate your actions and make adjustments if necessary.
In reality the people you work with are all different. Some find it harder than others. This is largely connected to the need to be seen to be doing the right thing.
Reflective practice is not criticism. It is being open and honest about your strengths and areas for development.
Reflective practice is imperative in order to ensure that high standards are kept continuously as circumstances and environments change. In order …show more content…
You might think that you have done a good job and carry on in your own way without changing anything. Feedback from those you work with or those who were there to see you work can give you another perspective. They might agree that you did well, say that it was good but perhaps needs some changes in certain areas or that it was poor. You can listen to what they say and consider their opinions and perhaps make changes that will have a positive affect on your work.
Using feedback you can both correct mistakes and improve service. Often the advice contains good recommendations.
Feedback is important to the ongoing development of learners in healthcare settings. Many care settings involve the integration of knowledge, skills and behaviours in complex and often stressful environments with time and service pressures on both teacher and learner. Feedback is central to developing your competence and confidence at all stages of your career.
Learning outcome 3 – Understand how a personal development plan can contribute to own learning and development.
You will need a personal development plan to help you reach your desired destination. If you do not have a destination in mind, how will you know you got there? Equally having a plan or a guide to help you achieve your dreams and goals will help keep you focused and on track to meet those dreams and goals. Such as: * improving