A Portrait of my Learning at Work

Aim

  • To develop an awareness of your learning opportunities at work by examining the people, the place, the purpose of your work and the processes that are followed.

Individual action

1. Print the activity sheet A Portrait of my Learning at Work (pdf - 19.01kb)

2. Tick the column that most resembles your learning experience.

3. Take a moment to think about (or discuss with colleagues):

  • What is your experience of learning with and from other MCH Nurses?
  • What is your experience of learning with and from your clients?
  • What is your experience of learning from your own actions and reactions?
  • What is your experience of learning with and from other professionals?
  • What processes do you have in place to support your learning?
  • What resources can you draw upon to support your learning?
  • Where do you think that most of your learning opportunities occur?
  • What is the purpose of your learning?

Group action

This activity works well using a “Think Pair Share” approach with at least one other colleague. Think about your experience, pair up with another colleague and share it with that colleague or the wider group.

The activity can be used to identify points of difference and similarity. These can drive discussion about MCH practices and “hot spots” of activity or inactivity. This discussion can help you make sense of your practice and the practice of others. This is a step in the development of supportive learning environments and relationships.