• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Continual Professional Development in education.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Continual Professional development P5, Vocational Experience for health and social Care I did work experience at Booker Park School for behaviour and learning difficulties for over two months and have seen and found out and learnt many examples showing the staffs Continuing Professional Development. At Booker Park School there are 175 students and 132 staff. Teaching staff usually have very good qualifications and experience, which includes certificate in Education have BA Honours in degrees and specialist teacher qualifications. The Teaching Assistants have degrees and are placements form university courses. Their qualifications can include higher level teaching qualifications and many years of experience. (Staff worked for years and worked in different areas of school throughout career whether it be a disability learning difficulty or behavioural) Importance of Safeguarding We all have the right to live our lives free from abuse - It is recognised that certain groups of people may be more likely to experience abuse and less able to access services or support to keep themselves safe. Health and Social Care workers are expected to take active steps to develop their learning appropriately for the specific care that they do they are required to: Understand how they learn Understand what they learn from formal study Set goals for personal development Plan for personal development and implement plan Monitor a progress against the plan Reflect on progress Development of plan with regard to career aspirations. ...read more.

Middle

Teachers in Training - they apply what the lead class teacher wants to do for today's learning. Teaching Assistants - they assist the teacher, they do take part in one-to-ones that can include reading. They make sure the child is doing what they need to "their the eyes". Work Placement Students - Take part in the normal classroom activities, which can involve talking and reading to children and doing smaller tasks such as cutting up the fruit for snack time. This is important as it is mandatory that children have fruit and vegetables in school. M3,How continuing development of staff can enhance the care of patient/users of services Continuing professional development (CPD) Good aspect is it will help tutors and Subject Learning Coaches work together to develop effective assessment strategies for their learners and extend their practice. There are three activities, each with sample session plans, hand outs and slides. They may be offered in any order at the facilitator's discretion. It may be helpful to allow independent learning time between activities. Another advantage of Continuing Professional Development is it can enhance the care of patient and users of services by the staff keeping up-to-date and learning new skills and competencies in the fast changing world in which we live and work. CPD is defined as the maintenance and improvement of knowledge vital for keeping up with the huge variety of patient and user needs skills and competence throughout a professional's working life. ...read more.

Conclusion

Most activities in my work placement will have relevance to professional development in one form or another however some will be more effective than others in satisfying the needs of a CPD plan. Possibly the most effective learning opportunity is organised support at work. The support provided by colleagues or mentors is significantly effective. The style of support is also crucial, solving problems and meeting challenges as part of a cohesive team is the most effective. Work experience whether within a structured and regulated situation or requiring significant innovation is also an extremely effective way of achieving CPD goals. Informal discussions are also very useful especially when conducted with subject specialists or work colleagues. Interestingly those activities that people most often associate with CPD i.e. attendance on short academic and training courses and postgraduate programmes are not considered to be as effective as the activities I mentioned above. These are still however valid means of maintaining my CPD. It is also interesting to learn that formal reviews informal debriefings and individual reflection on experience are not particularly effective as learning opportunities. Publications although often cited as useful vehicles for CPD based learning are really only effective when the individual wishes to find out how to perform a specific task. Despite this many professionals spend considerable time reading publications and this will add to the knowledge base of individuals and therefore will assist in maintaining an individual's CPD. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    UNIT 1 COMMUNICATION P5, P6, M3 AND D1 , D2

    4 star(s)

    As for the nurse they are governed by a professional code of conduct, which states Nurses, midwifes and health visitors should at all times safeguard and promote the interests of individual patients and clients, uphold and enhance the good standing of the profession.

  2. Child Development (AO3)

    Deep play This type of play comes upon a child carrying out risky or even potentially life-threatening experiences, to develop survival skills and overcome fear. For example, balancing on a high beam or climbing up a tall ladder in order to overcome the fear of heights.

  1. Unit 4-Human lifespan development

    Infants have dissimilarities, nevertheless, in their genetic makeups, and researchers have looked for ways in which these differences are articulated. Possibly the most extensively studied feature is temperament, which involves several components related to emotional reactivity and regulation. Infants described as having "difficult temperament" are those who are picky, become upset effortlessly and are not easily calmed.

  2. Child development - patterns of development. To increase my awareness and knowledge of ...

    This key area most often refers to how a child develops relationships with family and peers. In order for a child to be advanced this type of development, they need interactions from their main carers and other children. Lots of social interaction can impact positively on a child development.

  1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Family Interventions for Psychosis.

    She points out that 'family interventions have been shown to result in at least a fourfold reduction in relapse rates at one year post-intervention, and even though relapse increases in the second year, the rates are still only half what they are when no such intervention is provided'.

  2. CACHE 3 childcare learning and development unit3

    Physical play area( maybe indoor or outdoor) Children should be able to run about freely without injury and selection of large equipment ( swings, Slides, climbing frames) and smaller equipment should be provided such as tricycles, hoops, ball, cones. This is important as physical play stimulates brain activity, aids digestion, maintains and develops bone density and lung capacity and strengths muscles.

  1. Unit 6 : P5 Reflect on own personal and professional development

    More of my reflecting on my professional development can be seen in my reflective diary, which will also be included as evidence of my professional development. Also more of my professional development can be seen within my work experience diary which will also be submitted as evidence.

  2. Child Development Theories and Education.

    Skinner had his own beliefs of the behaviour of children and wanted to prove his theory by trying out experiments on rats and pigeons, to see if this could be transferred across to children. This method of approach by Skinner is called operant conditioning, which is where any spontaneous behaviour

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work