Reflective Personal Development 1
This module is designed to introduce students to concepts and models related to reflexive and reflective practice, self-care and wellbeing, as individuals and as Social Care Workers. Through a range of practical exercises, case studies, group work and lectures, students are facilitated to consider perception, self-awareness, personal strengths and challenges, in order to understand the importance of their own personal growth and development as a means of engaging in effective professional practice whilst developing the personal skills of self care and self-awareness necessary for the role of a Social Care Worker. Students are guided to consider how stress manifests and how to alleviate it and to appreciate the significance of self-awareness and well-being as core skills of the Social Care Worker. The module empowers students to recognise service users as active participants in their health and social care and to understand the need to empower service users to manage their well-being where possible. The module prepares students for Professional Practice 1 in Year 2.
This module maps to the CORU Standards of Proficiency below:
1.2, 1.3, 1.18, 1.20, 1.23, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 2.13, 2.15, 3.5, 3.9, 3.10, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6, 5.7, 5.11, 5.12, 5.13, 5.19
Describe the importance of self-awareness as a person and social care worker. (Proficiencies: 1.2, 1.3, 1.18, 1.23, 2.6, 3.9, 5.13)
Engage in reflective practice to identify personal strengths and areas for professional social care worker development. (Proficiencies: 1.2, 1.3, 1.23, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 3.9, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6, 5.19)
Define self care and wellbeing and develop techniques to positively influence personal health and wellbeing and in partnership with service users to become active participants in their health and social care. (Proficiencies: 1.20, 2.3, 2.13, 2.15, 3.5, 4.1, 4.4,5.7)
Identify and create a social care toolkit and demonstrate personal and professional confidence that includes the provision of giving and receiving feedback and understanding the importance of self and service user respect and confidentiality in one-to-one and group settings. (Proficiencies: 1.18,1.20, 2.2, 2.3, 2.13, 2.15, 3.5, 3.9, 3.10, 4.1, 4.4, 5.11, 5.12, 5.13, 5.19)