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2.2c Describe how a learning activity has improved their own knowledge, skills and understanding

There are many different types of learning activity and you should be able to recognise if and how a learning activity that your have participated in has led to an improvement in your knowledge, skills and understanding.

A learning activity could be:

  • Formal training provided by an external agency
  • In-house training
  • On-the-job training
  • Induction
  • Trial-and-error/Experiential
  • Discussions

You will need to think of some examples of learning activities that you have participated in and assess how they have contributed to knowledge, skills and understanding.

For example, you could say that your induction with a client that has been diagnosed with schizophrenia opened your eyes to the condition and helped you to understand some of the challenges that individuals with this condition face. This spurred you on to do your own additional research on the Internet to gain a better insight into the symptoms, causes and medication available to individuals with schizophrenia.

Or, if you were to participate on a first aid course you would probably gain knowledge about what you should do in an emergency situation, practical lifesaving skills such as CPR and abdominal thrusts as well as an understanding of why the things that you have learned are recommended practices.