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Explain why reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop knowledge, skills and practice.

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´╗┐SHC 22: Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children?s and young people?s settings 2.1 Explain why reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop knowledge, skills and practice. Reflection on your own practice is important because it allows you to assess what you are doing well, identify areas where you might like or maybe need more training or guidance in to ensure you are performing to the best you can, and are meeting all standards and expectations within the nursery / setting / school policies and procedures. ...read more.

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This then gives you confidence to continue working well and to aim to try other new things or to use what new skills or knowledge you have gained in your practices. During the activity you improve you learning by asking you supervisor or class teacher. You learn from others people?s strategies. Find ways to reflect your self in your activity. Reflection, which is learning through experience, is not a new concept. As humans, we naturally reflect on our surroundings and experiences. It is a learning tool that will help us improve our skill and develop our knowledge and practice. ...read more.

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When you reflect you stand back and think of a situation or problem, gain a new perspective of something, make sense of our experiences and construct meaning and knowledge that directs actions in practice. Use evidence to help decide on decisions. Use diaries, notes and / or texts to help you deciding decisions. Speak to a friend or another learner to talk things through. Talk with class teachers about how to engage children with different levels and abilities. Also, throughout the process of the activity, you will learn something new. When you review what you did and what new experiences you had, you can find strategies to improve your skills and your knowledge (just like we said above). ...read more.

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