Question 1 - Career Development and Lifelong Learning
As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit a Managing Self and Others report and reflective blog. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.
After completing the module, you should be able to:
- Evaluate concepts associated with career development strategies.
- Assess the development of a lifelong learning approach and skills development taken by yourself and others.
- Evaluate and apply a range of strategies that lead to ‘high performance’ people.
- Apply such strategies to working as an individual or as part of a team.
- Reflect on your personal performance to demonstrate learning and selfimprovement.
Lifelong Learning: Manage employability, utilising the skills of personal development and planning in different contexts to contribute to society and the workplace.
Consider the content and theory that you have learnt in the Module - Managing Self and Others and apply this to answer the following questions:
Create your own individual PDP that shows evidence of your development achieved in the past 12 months and applies your planned development for the next 12 months. To achieve this, you must demonstrate how you manage yourself. This should include how you manage stress, positive thinking and assertiveness to produce your own career development plans. You should create plans for goal setting, a personal skills audit and a personal SWOT. From this, you can then create your PDP.
Within your PDP include examples and evidence that demonstrate advanced learning methods, learning resources, learning timescales, expected outcomes and any necessary communications that may support your learning anddevelopment. Please read Lesson 3 Career Development, Future Planningand Reflective Practice for information on how to complete your skills audit, SWOT and PDP.
Produce an illustrated report that assesses how strategies for skills development and lifelong learning may enable career development for you and your team colleagues.
To achieve this, evaluate concepts associated with career development strategies in order to consider how the skills and career development of employees through integrated personal development planning may support employee motivation and, ultimately, employee retention and progression.
Create your own blog to produce a concise summary to answer the following:
How may high performance people be developed by effective performance management?
To achieve this, you must undertake a series of postings and exchanges using either the ilearn Discussion Forum (with students) or your own blog site (with work colleagues) using examples from your workplace or previous experience. It will be important to engage with other students or colleagues from as early asweek 2 of this module to promote collaborative learning and gain differentperspectives.
The blog content should be pasted into an appendix and referred to in your summary.
Please see your Tutors weekly posting + Live Chats for additional guidance for this task.
Produce an illustrated report that evaluates how high-performance strategies enable you to reflect on how you may work effectively as part of a team. To achieve this, consider how strategies intended to develop high performance may enable you to meet your personal development needs when working with individuals (individual differences, perceptions and attitudes, learning, development and motivation communication skills) and, in doing so, help create high performing teams.
You have the opportunity to submit your DRAFT outline / plan for question 1 and 2 to receive formative feedback.
The feedback is designed to help you develop areas of your work and it helps you develop your skills as an independent learner.
To receive formative feedback, your draft outline / plan must be submitted by email to your tutor three (3) weeks prior to the assessment submission date. This is to allow time for you to reflect on the feedback and draft your final submission.