Key skill assessment: Improving your own learning and performance
Key skill assessment: Improving your own learning and performance

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Key skill assessment: Improving your own learning and performance

7.2 Developing a strategy

Present notes/records to show you have planned to use skills to improve your learning and performance. Include:

  • A review of your current capabilities and your goals over an extended period of time (at least three months). Indicate how your goals relate to the context in which you are working and your current capabilities.

    Your evidence could include a skills audit based on the key skills criteria and other criteria given as part of your course or work activities, together with information from your academic and/or performance review records. In your review, try to be objective in your own self-assessment of your capabilities by citing evidence to support your own judgements. For example, refer to previous work/study comments and records, personal skills audit, information from others, etc.

  • The resources you might use to improve your skills, for example, course materials, tutor feedback, discussions with others.

  • A plan of action, that includes:

    • targets you have set on those aspects you want to improve and notes on how you plan to achieve them;

    • the opportunities you can use to practise your skills; for example, completing assignments, attending skills workshops or training courses;

    • a time schedule that includes deadlines and review points to complete the work.

As part of your strategy, plan what you intend to do to keep track of your time and the opportunities you might have to get feedback comments. Indicate the evidence you plan to present (that is, the example of work, say an assignment, project report, performance, video, etc.) for Part B, making sure that it shows you can learn using different ways of learning (see Part B below).

You could perhaps discuss your strategy with a study advisor and receive feedback. You could then use this feedback to help you assess your own progress as your work develops.


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