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Reflecting on your professional development

It's now time to review your professional development through this course. How has your practice and understanding of careers learning developed?

During this course you have undertaken a number of tasks, contributed to discussions and reflected each week on your learning. It’s now time to pull this together to review your professional development and set yourself an action plan for sustaining the changes you’ve made.

Take a look back now at:

  • Your self-audit and development goal from the start of the course.
  • Your weekly reflection grids.
  • The course discussions and classroom tasks, including your tweaked lesson plan, identification of local employers and Careers Learning Journey ideas.

Self-audit task revisited

This self-audit task is for teachers and educators, to help you review your practice and thinking on careers learning. At the start of the course you set a development goal in step 1.2, and this self-audit will help you consider the progress you’ve made towards that goal.

When completing the self-audit, there are no right or wrong answers. Answer honestly about where you are now, not where you want to be. Your answers will help you to identify your next steps.


  1. Access the self-audit task and complete it.
  2. At the end of the survey, click My responses.
  3. Click Download as PDF.
  4. Save the PDF where you will be able to retrieve it as part of your professional development log or performance review.
After completing your self-audit you’ll have identified where to go next in your professional development.

Short action plan

In the comments below, share what you will do differently:
  1. Over the next few weeks.
  2. Over the next term.
  3. Over the course of the academic year.
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