There is an expectation that we will keep on learning and developing as practitioners. That we will grow in confidence and expertise moving from just qualified to expert in a seemingly smooth transition. Unfortunately like many things in life developing as a professional is not that simple, this paper looks at how we develop as learners and professionals and some of the complexities behind many a learning journey.
What did it feel like when you first started out?
What support do you need to give a new starter?
Developing as a refelective practitioner
Reflect on your personal experience and think back to a time when you reflected on part of your practice with a view to taking it to the next level or just improving what you do.
Compare notes with colleagues as to how you overcame any difficulties and moved to a higher level of performance.
Confidence, overconfidence and cultural differences in confidence
Self-reflection: How has your personal practice developed and improved. Relive how you felt when things worked well.
Sharing and dissemination: Think of ways to share your achievements.
- Developed a greater understanding of the processes of developing as a professional.
- Examined the relationship between performance, competence and confidence.