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GUIDELINES FOR COMPLETIONThere are six sections to this reflective log. Please follow the guidelines below and complete all of the sectionscarefully and accurately, and submit it as coursework via the Assessment link on the 252PY Moodle webpage.SECTION 1: WORK EXPERIENCE DECLARATIONThe whole of this section should be approximately 100 words. If you took out more than one work experience, provide information relating to the main provider in the first five rows of the table – there is a row underneath for including details for additional work experience. Make sure you insert your total number of hours.SECTION 2: RECORD OF HOURS & ACTIVITIESThe whole of this section should be approximately 300 words. You should complete the table in this section and yourwork experience provider MUST sign at the bottom of the table to verify your hours. If they are unable to sign it for any reason, they MUST email the module leader to confirm your total hours. If there are not enough rows in the table, simply copy and paste in additional rows, but retain the last row for your supervisor’s signature.SECTION 3: REFLECTIVE PRACTICEThe whole of this section should be approximately 900 words. Below are important transferable skills that you should be aiming to develop during your work experience. You should report your skill development in relation to as many of these skills as you can (ideally 5).Briefly describe an event, your interpretation of it, how you developed thisskill and how you will use it in the future. Briefly refer to any relevant theory and research to help your reflection. 1. PersonalDevelopment You should demonstrate that you are keen to learn and progress, and willing to take on new challenges. Personal development is about evaluating your own performance and recognising your personal strengths and weaknesses.2. PersonalMotivation,Organisation andTime ManagementAs well as being able to work effectively in a group situation, you are likely to be required to work alone so you should show that you are motivated, that you can take responsibility for your work and that you can work effectively by being organised and managing your time.3. Team WorkIn many jobs you will be expected to work as part of a group or team. You should show your ability to work with others and ‘fit in’, offering a valuable contribution to a group or team.4. VerbalCommunicationStrong verbal communication skills are essential to almost any job. You need to show that you can communicate information and ideas clearly and effectively in a variety of situations and to a variety of audiences.5. WrittenCommunicationMany job roles will require an element of writing skills. You may be required to adapt yourwriting style frequently because you are writing for different reasons, and for different audiences.2
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6. Research andAnalytical SkillsIt may be appropriate to demonstrate your ability to research, analyse and critically evaluate information. There could be a variety of complex information that you are required to work with and make sense of.7. Numeracy SkillsYou may not be applying for a job or pursuing a career in mathematics or statistics but it is likely that some basic understanding of numeracy will be useful.8. InformationTechnology SkillsMany jobs will require that you use word processing, spreadsheet and web-based softwareon a daily basis. However, think beyond these basic IT skills. You should show that can learn how to use new software and new technology.SECTION 4: SUPERVISORY MEETINGSThe whole of this section should be approximately 200 words. You MUST attend two meetings with your APT (unless they have agreed only one is required) during the course of your work experience. Summarise in this sectionwhat you discussed in your meetings. Please note it is your responsibility to contact your APT to arrange the meetings. Note your APT must sign or type in their signature in this section.SECTION 5: JOB/ROLE APPLICATIONThere is no specified word count for this section because it will depend on the application requirements, but you should write concisely. You need to find an advertisement for a role (a job or a PG / training course) that you would like to take on when you finish your degree. You need to complete the application for the post exactly in-line withwhat is required for applying ‘as if you were graduating now’. You should pay special attention to the job descriptionand person specification and demonstrate exactly how you meet the criteria in your application. You should then copy and paste: the advert (including the details on how to apply); the job description and person specification (if provided); your COMPLETED application; and any other documents that were required for application (e.g. CV, covering letter) on to a blank word document so that you can format appropriately, before then pasting it all in to this reflective log.SECTION 6: ACTION PLAN FOR IMPROVING CANDIDACY BEFORE GRADUATIONThe whole of this section should be approximately 500 words. It should be an action plan that considers gaps in yourskills and abilities identified through your approved work experience and through considering where you fell short ofthe criteria for your application in section 5. This section could be presented as a timeline, or in a table. Headings might include: skills (you are planning to develop); objectives (what you will do to develop the skills); tasks (break down your objective into tasks); resources needed (people, services needed to complete the objectives); potential problems (barriers to completing your objectives and how you will overcome them); evidence of success (how you will know you’ve achieved your objectives); completion (deadlines).NOTE: WRITE IN DETAIL THROUGHOUT & DO NOT USE BULLET POINTS - ALL BOXES ARE EXPANDABLESECTION 1: WORK EXPERIENCE DETAILSName & address of organisationLife Enrichment Centre3
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