Personal and Professional Development

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Assignment approved for use in academic year 20010/11
The criteria below are available in this assignment. Assessor initials in this grid indicate which criteria have been awarded
Criterion Initials Criterion Initials Criterion Initials
P2 M2 D2
P3 M3 D3
P4 M4 D4
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Assessor Name: Hugh Hamshaw Thomas
Internal Verifier: Date IV’d:
Date of Issue: 13/01/15 Submission is: ON TIME / LATE

Grading Criteria to be covered in this assignment are set out below:

Grading Criteria
UNIT: Title: Achieved
(Y/N) Assessor’s feedback:
Actions you must take to meet assignment criteria
P1 Understand how self-managed learning can enhance lifelong development
P2 Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development

P3 Be able to implement and continually review own personal and professional development
P4 Be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal and transferable skills.

M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions

M2 Select/design and apply appropriate methods/techniques
M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings

D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions

D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities
D3 Demonstrate convergent/lateral/ creative thinking

Weeks and related Grading Criteria:
(Include format of evidence to be produced)
Week 1
19th April

Unit 12 P1

Task 1 Understand how self-managed learning can enhance lifelong development
Make a series of mind maps
Consider the following points:
• How do you self-managed your work
• How do you set goals
• How do you map out your achievements as a time scale
• How do you best reflect on your work
• How best do you learn; through research; learning from others eg mentoring/coaching, going to lectures (at galleries /college) , interviews, use of the internet, social networks etc.
• How best do you evaluate your work
Date Due: Half term

Week 2

Week 4

Unit: 12 P1 P2

Task 2 Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development
• Write a 400 word self-appraisal: What strategies do you use to audit your personal and professional progress in your art practice? Here you could construct a personal profile using appropriate self-assessment tools. You will need to evaluating self-management; personal and interpersonal skills and possible leadership skills
• Make yourself a development plan: consider your current performance; future needs; opportunities and threats to career progression; aims and objectives
• Make a action plan
Extension Work:
Date due: Half term

Week 5
Unit: 12 P1 P2 P3 P4
M1 M2 M4
D1 D2 D$
Task: 3
Write a (min) 300 word proposal for your FMP
Date dues: after half term 1st draft
Task 4.
Update your existing Work
• Continue to build your portfolio (E-portfolio & physical one)
• Update your CV
Date Due: On-going

Unit: 12 P1 P2 P3 P4
M1 M2 M3 M4
D1 D2 D3 D4
Task 5.
Show evidence that you are continually reviewing your own personal and professional development plan. This can be by adding regular dated attachments plan.
• Reflect on your learning styles and strategies, what works best for you? What is your own personal style? What is the impact of personal style and interactions with others
• Consider how you best learn from others: is it formal learning and training; observation; mentoring; supervision; tutorials; informal networks; team members; line managers; other professionals
• Evaluation of progress , demonstrate you have set yourself aims and objectives and set targets, also show that you reset those targets regularly.
• Add any feedback forms you receive, show your response to feedback , recognising strengths and weaknesses and consider your directions for change.

Date Due: End of Spring Term


Unit: 12 P1 P2 P3 P4
M1 M2 M3 M4
D1 D2 D3 D4
Task 6.
Add a 300 word (min) section on “Transferable Skills” You need to discuss your aquired interpersonal and transferable skills that could be used in the workplace. Either in showing your work or in a Arts related job role.
• How professional are you in the work-place? Consider how you use initiative; discuss your self-discipline, reliability and problem solving abilities.
• What is your verbal and non-verbal communication like in the work-place? Are you an effective communicator?
• How are your negotiation skills? Presentation skills? Are you assertive? Tall work-places would require a certain level of IT skills now – how is your use of ICT?
• Are you a good Team player? Are you flexible and can adapt to change?
• What is your time management like? Can you prioritise your workload and set work objectives.
Date Due: Beginning of Summer term
Task 7.
Write a 500 word conclusion to this unit, check your work against the criteria to see you have covered all aspects of unit.
Date Due: End of Summer term
Sources of information:
Books: – A comprehensive handbook that provides the information, tools, and techniques, for developing and sustaining a successful art career.
The Successful Artist’s Career Guide: Finding Your Way in the Business of Art by Margaret Peot
Websites: Training and skills Arts Enterprise South London is a development programme for emerging artists … professional artists website managed by you the artist

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Completed Task
VISUAL MIND-MAP – min 3 different mind maps
Proposal for FMP
Personal & professional Development Plan
Section on Transferrablr skills
Update E-Portfolio & Physiacl portfolio
Evaluation of Unit



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