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I normally set time to reflect on whatever I have learnt during the day (in the evenings) and at the end of the week. Depending on what I have experienced, I ask myself if i liked the experience or not and how the experience or theory applies in real life. After reading an article on the hierarchy of needs, I reflected on the author’s arguments and realised why people consider security as a matter of priority in life as opposed to gaining wealth.
You were asked to work in groups of 3 or 4, to pick a topic and to find relevant references from four different sources (e.g. newspaper, journal, internet and book). Please list the references below, using the correct form of Harvard reference for each.
I have learnt that teamwork is important when undertaking major tasks especially. Through teamwork, people get to learn from one another. It is important to appreciate other people and be a keen listener for teamwork to be a positive and enjoyable experience. In order to be effective when a member of a team, i need to learn how to appreciate people’s cultures. This way I will be able to understand their world views and appreciate why they act or speak the way they do.
Giving a presentation before a multitude of people first normally hits me with tension. In order to overcome my tension, apprehension and fear, I did my research on the subject I had to present thoroughly. That way, my confidence grew as I knew that I had great ideas to present. I also encouraged myself that my group members and audience wished to see me succeed. I will take time to write and rehearse mock speeches so as to be more comfortable in public speaking.
I learnt a lot from the library tutorial. I learnt how to search sources using various criteria for example with the author name or title. I also learnt the various sources that I may use for my research including books and journals. I am currently confident that my library skills are sufficient.
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Professional skill can be defined as the abilities and knowledge needed for the development of professional aspect of a person. People gain professional skill by working in different job atmosphere. Professional skill is extremely important to progress in career and this can be acquired by consistent coaching and experience at work place.
Knowledge is something I have always wanted to have. That is why this exercise in creating my PDP has been very beneficial for my own self-knowledge. Currently, I have dreams of becoming an exceptional worker in a career that involves computers, due to the demands of businesses going global.
Reflection on the experience of learning helps the individual be able to retain more information as well as become more efficient at applying the retained information towards the improvement of their performance (Smith, 2010). In addition to reflection, a constant review of the progress of one’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) helps them keep track against their plans while maintaining the relevance and appropriateness of one’s goals (Kolb, Boyatzis and Mainemelis, 2000).
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 1. Summary The paper tackles the issue of student plagiarism and how it has raised a great concern in the education system of the United Kingdom in the past decade. The paper also states that one of the major reasons why student plagiarism has increased is the availability of online sources.
Architect: Creating Outdoor Space That Works Well For People While Preserving The Natural Environment, [Chicago, Ill.]: Institute for Career Research, eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), EBSCOhost, viewed 29 June 2014.
Shapira, A, & Simcha, M 2009, Measurement and Risk Scales of
In order for an individual to improve his capabilities, a Self-SWOT analysis has to be conducted. It is the responsibility of the individual to devise a Personal Development Plan so as to come up with activities to improve on his weaknesses