Reflective practice is when you reflect over the work you’ve done, why and how you did it the way you did, thinking it over, learning new techniques and seeing if you need to take a different approach to it next time. 1.2 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided. Reflective practice is important because of you didn’t reflect over the work you have done you would never be able to improve on what you have done. By reflecting you can look over work you have done and see what worked well and what didn’t then try and improve it for the next time if needed. 1.3 Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care. Standards may include code of practice, regulations, essential standards and national occupational standards. Standards inform reflective practice by informing own learning, by helping one to think about professional accountability, by enabling professional development and by providing a way of identifying what is required for good practice.
1.4 Describe how own values, beliefs systems and experiences may affect working practice.
Your own view may cause conflict with others or help you understand others views and help improve communication. Also own views may make you favour others with your views or you may not respect views of others which will end in you not having good communication skills with certain individuals. 2.1 Explain how people may react and respond to receiving constructive feedback. When people have been given constructive feedback some people take it in a good way and listen to the feedback to try and improve on their work but some people get defensive and take it as a dig at their work and choose not to follow the feedback.
2.2 Explain the importance of seeking feedback to improve practice and inform development.
It’s important to seek feedback to identify what is working well, identify areas for improvement and development. To show that you are open to continuously improving your practice also show that you are able to learn and listen to others. 2.3 Explain the importance of using feedback in improving own practice. To show respect for the reviews of others and that you have listened, to insure that your practice meets the needs of the individuals and to enable you to develop new approaches and ways of thinking. 3.1 Describe the components of a personal development plan.
When putting a personal development plan together you will need objectives for development, proposed activities to meet objectives and timescales for reviews. 3.2 Identify sources of support for planning and reviewing own development. The different sources of support are formal or informal support, supervisions or appraisals. 3.3 Explain the role of others in the development of a personal development plan in identifying Strengths and Areas for development. Others with may help you could include other staff member or professionals.
They could provide you with a greater insight, enable you to think about the impact your practice has no others, provide you with information and new ideas, help indentify your strengths and areas for development and develop a working relationship with you. 3.4 Explain the benefits of using a personal development plan to identify ongoing improvements in knowledge and understanding. Focus on what one wants to achieve and how to do it, increasing own understanding of how to meet identified needs.