Session 1: Defining myself and how I feel about my present situation


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Reflection is a process that involves thinking and understanding – undertaking an honest exploration and examination of our previous roles and experiences.

The process of working out what you have learned will help you understand the person you are now, your qualities, what you are capable of and what you want to do. This kind of thinking can be helpful for anyone, at any time of life, whoever you are and whatever situation you are in.

This session draws on the reflections of individual carers as they think about what they’ve learned from their caring responsibilities, recent work or study experience, or more generally by taking an overview of their life as a whole.

Having shared in the reflections and experiences of the carers presented here you will be invited to think about the carers in your workplace and your role as a manager.

If you wish to gain a badge for this course, we ask that you:

  • agree to the badge trust statement
  • meet the completion criteria.

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Badge trust statement

Our non-accredited badging system relies on trust. We trust you to answer the questions in the course drawing on your own skills and knowledge as we do not have formal exams or invigilation as part of the course. The badge trust statement asks you to agree that the answers you submit to course quizzes are your own work and that you will not share answers with other learners.

Learning outcomes