Understand the principles of professional development


  1. Understand the principles of professional development

1.1 Explain the importance of continually improving knowledge and practice.

1.2 Analyse potential barriers to professional development.

1.3 Compare the use of different sources and systems of support for professional development

1.4 Explain factors to consider when selecting opportunities and activities for keeping knowledge and practice up to date.

  1. Be able to prioritise goals and targets for own professional development.

2.1 Evaluate own knowledge and performance against standards and bench marks.

2.2 Prioritise developmental goals and targets to meet expected standards.

3.Be able to prepare a professional development plan

3.1 – Select learning opportunities to meet development objectives and reflect personal learning style

3.3 Establish a process to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan

4.Be able to improve performance through reflective practice.

4.1 – Compare models of reflective practice.

4.2-Explain the importance of reflective practice to improve performance.

4.3- Use reflective practice and feedback from others to improve performance

4.4 – Evaluate how practice has been improved through: reflection on best practice and reflection on failures and mistakes