Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

0.6 Keeping a record of your learning

Each week takes you through important concepts in personalisation and self-directed support. You will find explanations of concepts enhanced with video resources and interactive tools. Learning activities will help you to think about personalisation and self-directed support and to enable you to apply this understanding to your work and/or personal life.

A number of activities refer to your ‘learning log [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] ’. This is simply either a paper or electronic document in which you keep your notes and reflections. This may be helpful to you if you are doing the course as continuing professional development. The learning log and the statement of participation might be used as evidence of your continuing learning and/or help you to prepare for a future qualification or to meet continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. If you do not need to keep a learning log for training purposes, you might still find it a useful tool to help you reflect on and recollect what you have learnt.

Using a learning log to record your reflections may be new to you. You can find out more about reflection and reflective writing by watching the short ‘reflective writing’ video produced by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS). The Scottish Social Services Council has also produced a learning log as part of its ‘Step into Leadership’ website, and you might want to use a similar format to record your learning.

Studying for impact

You may be a manager who has encouraged your staff to work through this course. Given the time demands of study, it is likely you would want this course to shape the way in which your organisation moves towards self-directed support. If you need advice about this please contact our Learning Development Team (please note: email address not yet available).


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