Blog Post 24!

Dear world of blogging,

Yesterday, we had a group meeting to share all of our research and make a final plan of the presentation. This gave us all an idea as to what structure our presentation would take. As a group we decided that we would talk about each others sections to make the presentation fluid, instead of segmented.  This was harder than we expected as everyone was so passionate about their own research (which, may I add is GREAT.)

We have decided upon 4 sub sections; them being, What the subject is, Why we use the skill, how we use it, and What the issues are that arise in practice concerning the skill? However, we thought that this may make a negative impact on the readers, as we would leave them with a negative view on the key skills. We decided that we are going to end the presentation on a positive aspect to the skills.

Looking at the deadline for the presentation, we have been working to a time scale, leaving us 3 weeks to practice the presentation. Therefore, we have arranged a series of meetings to make sure the presentation is completed for the 29th November.

Until next time Bloggers! (Paige)

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Blog Post 23!

12285608_1104459979565246_804476642_nHellooooo Bloggers!

Well we are sooooo excited right now! we have hijacked the library presentation area and have been here since yesterday :p! At the moment, there is Zack, Paige and Kavita (megan came yesterday). Personally, I am so excited to get this presentation going, all the research links with one another and I’m really enjoying our group sessions! I feel like I have a sound understanding of reflective practice and could write a whole essay on it. I would like to thank MMU for having such good facilities – also the SU is great for a few snacks and drinks 😉

really need to get back to work, see you all soon! Kpatel x

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Blog Post 22!

Afternoon world of blogging,

To start of with, i am extremely sorry the blogging has become a bit in-active recently. We have been really busy with work and revision however, these past few days i have progressed a lot on the Practitioners Presentation. I have been looking into the codes of proficiency on the HCPC and BACP and found a lot of points. In the presentation, we have to include reputable references such as books and journals. Therefore, i have been looking a lot into journals on the MMU Library website and have found some really relevant and interesting ones especially about the Milgram study. However, i think that reading journals more often is something i need to include in my reflective practice, as i this will help me in my end of year exams.

As you know, we have assigned different sections such as, reflective practice and active listening; we felt that this was an effective way of getting the research collected more efficiently. We then realised that if we did it that way it might come across as 4 different powerpoint presentations (which is not good!), therefore we are having a group meeting on monday. This is so we can go through all of the information together and get a clear understanding and so that we can talk about each other’s research. We have decided instead of putting all of our information on the slides, we are going to get some cue cards and each have a copy of all the slides information so it flows better.

We have also arranged 2 meetings on monday night and wednesday so we can make sure that we are prepared for the day. I found a checklist on moodle, which will help us a lot during the preparation for presenting. I feel that if we get the presentation completed and ready to start practicing by wednesday, we will be confident on the day and the presentation will run smoothly and this will positively impact our grade. I have uploaded an image of the checklist, so you will know what we will be doing once we are ready to practice it.

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Unitil next time bloggers! Paige.

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Blog 21!

Hello bloggers, today I will be reflecting on last thursdays lesson, we were taught presentation skills and how to structure out presentation. This was extremely helpful for my because i was worrying about how to structure and add the correct information. The practicle at the end of the class where we had to do our own 5 minute presentation in our groups was extremely helpful, this is because it gave me an idea of what it is going to feel like on the day of the presentation.

Till next time, goodbye.
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Blog 20! 

By: Kavita p
Hello bloggers – we are so sorry for not blogging recently! Things have got really busy and we are hoping to get back on track and fill you in! 

All of the group have done their on research on a topic, and we are just at the stages of bringing it all in and creating the slides. I personally couldn’t attend last weeks session (as it was hindu new year/Diwali) so I’ve asked Zack to post on behalf of the session. I’ve also been involved in going to London and meeting the prime minster of India! – so it’s been a few hectic weeks with parties and family gatherings. However, I’ve still be conducting research and keeping on track of university work (my group members have helped me). 

  
My area was “reflective practise” (which I was very happy and interested to research). I started by looking at the “codes of proficiency” to get an overall understanding of the skills needed – I found a range of skills and was amazed at the amount of detail it went into. Following from this, I have found books, journals and academic papers, which have all aided my in my research. 

  
As a group, we will all post detailed blogs about the reasearch we have found throughout this week! As we understand this is essential to the feedback process. 

Just a note to my group; 

Tomorrow can we all bring the printed versions of our research so we can start the slides! 

I look forward to seeing Hannah today as I need to ask her a few questions, hopefully once answered I can start! 

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Blog Post 19!

Zack: Good evening bloggers, today I will be talking about something I found very interesting in social psychology. We were told about a social psychologist called Gustave Le Bon, he spoke about crowd mentality and he tried to understand why large groups of people can start to think as one and also why they can commit crimes without remorse. He says that there are three steps to this, these are:

  1. Submergence, in this step people become anonymous and they lose their sense of personal identity.
  2. Contagion, in this step people can no longer access personal standards to judge what it right or wrong and also what is and isn’t appropriate.’
  3.  Suggestion, in this step people suffer from a loss of civilized standards, Le Bon called this “Racial unconscious” this meant that in groups people would act more primitive, this meant they were much more aggressive as they were acting like primitive savages.

    Thank you for reading fellow bloggers, have a good evening. See you next time.
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Blog Post 18!

Good Evening Bloggers!

Over the past few days i have been making more and more flash cards for revision material. I have been finding Bio Psychology extremely difficult and feel as though i need to talk to someone about it, someone who can explain it to me. I feel overwhelmed with all of the separate subjects but think that this is something i can add to my reflective practice.

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I have been studying hard and have also done some research into Ethical practice, where i found some case studies such as Harold Shipman. Well im off to celebrate my new job now!

Until next time bloggers, Paige!

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