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Thinking about how I work with other professionals

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This work-based free course, Thinking about how I work with other professionals, encourages early years practitioners to think about the values and principles underpinning how they work with other professionals. It explores beliefs about teamwork, examines frameworks for professional communication and concludes with identifying possible changes in practice.

By the end of this free course you should have:

  • examined your own practice in relation to working with other professionals in order to make your underpinning knowledge, values and beliefs explicit;
  • used a variety of ‘tools’ to examine the knowledge, values and beliefs underpinning your practice;
  • identified contradictions between your underpinning knowledge, values and beliefs and your practice;
  • seen where you might want to develop your practice and reconsider your underpinning values and beliefs in relation to how you work with other professionals;
  • identified constraints within your setting that impact on the ways in which you work with other professionals.

By: The Open University

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Thinking about how I work with other professionals


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In this unit you will be building on your previous study and experience of ‘working with others’. Using the notion of ‘teamwork’, you will be asked to think specifically about the values and beliefs underpinning the following three aspects of practice:

  • developing working relationships with other professionals;

  • sharing information and skills with other professionals;

  • working in cooperation with other professionals.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in Education, Childhood & Youth qualifications [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

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