In this learning topic we will be looking at our ongoing ability to reflect on and develop our capability to meet professional standards. This includes the ability to self-evaluate our knowledge and skills, seek and reflect upon feedback from supervisors and co-worker and in turn provide feedback to co-workers, seek opportunities for supervision and incorporate what we learn into improved practice. A part of improved practice is professional development.
In this topic we will also be looking at how we can participate in appropriate professional development activities on an ongoing basis, including:
- Maintaining and developing further our own skills and knowledge
- Being open to learning new ideas and techniques
- Sharing workplace information with others.
Before you start:
Sometimes it is hard to listen to feedback on our performance. It can be easy to get defensive and try to shift the responsibility elsewhere. But if we truly are committed to providing best practice then we need to be aware of our strengths and the areas that need further development.
So before you start this topic ask yourself "how open am I to learning new ideas and techniques?"
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