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Reviewing your professional and personal development

Summarises the course Inspiring Young People in STEM Program - Using feedback to improve
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Over the past two weeks, we’ve examined the wide range of things you’ll need to do when gathering feedback and using this feedback to help you plan your development and evaluate volunteering activities and programmes.

Self-audit of your progress

We invite you to complete the self-audit task to reflect on what you have learned during this course. In particular, we hope that you will consider if your approach to volunteering in STEM has changed. Download your responses and keep hold of these along with your responses to previous course self-audit tasks as a record of your personal development on the program.
GDPR Statement: For any personal information submitted to the self-audit, STEM Learning will be the data controller, not FutureLearn. Further details on the opening page of the self-audit.
Our ultimate aim is to help you inspire young people to continue to enjoy studying STEM subjects, have positive STEM experiences and to consider STEM careers. You’ve explored why gathering feedback from others and using feedback, where relevant, to develop yourself, is so important to making your STEM volunteering activities effective. Using this mix of feedback channels with your own reflections, helps you focus on the young people you are working with, going beyond using only self-reflection to look at the bigger picture and impact you are having.
Gathering feedback and using this feedback helps to develop your own skills and knowledge and has the potential to improve the quality of STEM volunteering activities, the experiences you share and the aspirations of young people.

Updating your Course Reflection Log

Revisit your Development Plan and Course Reflection Log that you have been working on through the ExpertTrack.
Add your reflections, based on the self-audit task, for this course.
Then, take a look at any questions you added to your template and topics you wanted to focus on. Are there any outstanding questions?
In the comments below, add your questions for other learners to respond to.
If you don’t have any questions, we encourage you to support each other by replying to comments below.

Keep your documents to hand as they form part of your ExpertTrack Portfolio.

In the next step you’ll prepare to submit your ExpertTrack Portfolio.

Remember that we have strongly advised you to be part of a formal volunteering programme in your country or region. They will be your best place of ongoing support as you continue to develop your volunteering in STEM.

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