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Committed to a sure standards of behaviour is called the professionalism. This declaration is force us more productive as a whole. This professional knowledge that people see you in your hand as a courier of their Company, department, business, community, etc. It is Professional's responsibility to behave in the ways that brings credit to themselves and more importantly to the organization. If we think about the characteristics of communication. Communication is significant in my definition of professionalism because, communication is often the solution of all problems. In order to be deafening in business everyone has to be satisfied with their job and atmosphere. Communication gives workers the prospect to state their opinions, concerns, or encouragement. It helps people work more efficiently as department, thus making businesses blossom. Many qualities make up a person's character. As well as Honesty is very important in portraying good character because it helps a person to gain the trust of others. In a good working environment people have to count on each other for many things, and being an honest person makes it a lot easier. Once trust is lost, it is hard to gain back. Confidence is a key to being a professional. A confident person who has the ability to handle every thing is not afraid to take a risk and at the end of the day make a lot of money. Some risks need to be taken especially when the reward outweighs the risk. Confident people climb the social ladder and adapt to what needs to be done in different areas. Confidence is often an attribute found in leaders and every company needs a leader. Respectfulness is something that should be presents everywhere. People should recognize their superiors and treat them with the utmost respectful manners. Respect should be given to your seniors, because you would expect the same has to be done from your juniors.
"The concept of professionalization as a dynamic process suggests a continuum with various occupations distributed between the two extremes. There is a constant push from occupational groups to become more professional and to claim public recognition as a profession. The essence of these emerging or marginal professions is that the occupation is in a transitional state between non-professional and professional (Barber 1963)".
I know I am not professional yet. Because, I am still learning in my IT field when I will be master in this field then I would be a professional I have some of the qualities but still need some more to be master. In my learning procedure I would like to specify some of the issues which are the most common issues in all of us life which create some hindered us to achieving our goals or postpone our activities in future.
1. We need to understand what is professionalism is?
1.1 What should be the Characteristics of Professional Body?
According to the Cyril o houle (1980) there are three main types of characteristics of professional body. I will try to elaborate my self according to the Cyril o houle characteristics.
1.2 What is my Conceptual characteristic of mine as a Professional?
I will have professional degree and I am doing practical practice independently, For instance, I am learning oracle and my mission is, to be good at oracle for to response the changes of this world.
1.3 Performance characteristics
€ It describes knowledge and skills base practice and also refer to the personal development. These are also four characteristics.
€ Mastery of theoretical knowledge.
€ Capacity to solve problems.
5. Use of practical knowledge.
6. Self enhancement.
Performance wise I am bit weak of as Cyril o houle's requirements as he is mention that in his performance characteristics :knowledge and skill base practice for the personal development which can also describe in practice of your profession: a man should be mastery of theoretical knowledge which is come be experience; to solve the problems easily ; then use of practical knowledge which I learnt in my past by experiencing the easy and hard tasks in my past life or by the professional studies; in the end he said self enhancement according to the professional by participating the knowledge base activities. For instance, reading books, listserv discussion groups, newspapers etc. Continue professional education also enhance the sense of professional affiliation and identity.
1.4 Collective identity characteristics:
Houle (1980) notes that "the necessity to keep on learning throughout the life seems so obvious to the leaders of most professions that they believe its self-evidence will cause it to be internalized within the value system and pattern of actions of every practitioner"
It is so true that continue study in your profession is life long endure for an instance, A university level degree; Credentialing your self by levels where are you and where should you to be, match up with some one higher then you in the same field of professionalism.
Conclusion of first part:
I would like to say what would be the characteristics of one IT professional is as follows
Unique knowledge and skill is more important then any thing else.
Commitment to self-improvement of skill and knowledge.
A professional should be service oriented.
Enlightened or pride in the profession.
Conventional or unadventurous relationship with the profession.
Creativity and innovation.
Accountability for work.
2. Themes or issues of my learning in my past which hindered me to achieve my goals.
1.2 What is motivation?
"Motivation is the activation or energization of goal-oriented behaviour". It is further divided into the two section one is intrinsic and extrinsic
Intrinsic motivation: when you do something for own sake means, meaningful.
Extrinsic motivation: when you do something for some other reason.
I would like to say about myself I am bit intrinsic motivator not extrinsic motivator.
2.2 What are the characteristics of intrinsic motivators?
I would like to represent the chart which is very useful to understandable the motivation clearly. Also look at the useful this categorization is suggested by Morgan (1983).
Interest for its own sake: satisfaction derived directly from understanding/ skill
Desire to succeed: "I'm not going to let this beat me": mastery represents something important
In order to gain social acceptance, either within the class/course etc. ("Pleasing teacher" or being one of the in-crowd, or outside
In order to gain a tangible reward or avoid negative consequences
Co-operativeness if class-oriented
Can develop into more significant commitment
May get "carried away": lose sight of wood for trees
What the learning represents to the student may not be the same as what it represents to you
May concentrate on the appearance of achievement to the detriment of "deep" learning
Social aspirations may change
Achievement rests on strict criteria of "relevance"
Aspirations may be met in other ways
Anxiety may impede learning
Basically we are following the needs: in other words every one is in race of needs, having evolved over tens of thousands of years. So I would like to show the maslow's hierarchy of needs motivation model which is still valid in all over the world since 1940's-50's.
This model explains how these needs motivate us all. It shows us how we must have to satisfy each need in turn, starting with the first, which deals with the most obvious needs for survival itself. If lower order needs of physical and emotional well-being are satisfied then we need to worry about with the higher order needs of influence and personal development.
3. Reference from previous task
According to my 1st task of my assignment I had explained my formal professional development in the form of my studying in Bachelorette degree in computing I did that in year 2005, as well as in informal developments of my life. It helps me a lot in my life, to change my life style and approaching style as well as how to handle the problems more efficiently and effectively. But I haven't had any practical knowledge in IT field but still I am trying to get the higher level of my professional abilities in information technology which I will able to get by using these techniques are below. Which I able to found them in my Professional development class, these are actually excellent for a professional's if they will apply on his practical life.
What is reflection or reflected studies?
As we know reflection is an every day process as we interact with series of problem which we face every day in our life. By clicking these questions: What went well? What didn't? Why? How do I feel about it?
It just happens as inner feelings, thoughts and emotions about something generally. To tackle the problems we think Perhaps we can choose to do something differently, or not, as a result of reflecting, but reflection is essentially a kind of loose processing of thoughts and feelings about an event. Any event or experience at all. Reflection can be a more structured way of processing in order to deal with a problems. This type of reflection may take place when we have had time to be stand back from something, or talk it through, as in: as on one reflection, I think you might be right', or on the second thoughts, I realised he was more upset than me.'
If we intentionally reflect, maybe as part of our work or family role, there would be a rough process of 'How did it go? What went well? Why? What didn't? Why? What next?' Examples might be of a cricket coach reflecting after a match, a teacher reflecting on a lesson, or simply a parent thinking about how best to deal with a teenager. In this kind of reflection, the aim is to look deeply at what happened, sort out what is really going on and explore in depth, in order to improve, or change something for next time.
Reflection is a type of thinking associated with deep thought, aimed at achieving better understanding. It contains a mixture of some essentials:
3.2 Key Essentials of a reflection
1. Making sense: understanding of an event: We don't always learn from experiences. Reflection is where we analyse experience, actively attempting to 'make sense' or find the meaning in it.
2. 'Standing back': it can be hard to reflect when we are caught up in an activity. 'Standing back' may be gives us a better view or perspective on an experience, issue or accomplishment.
3. Repetition: Reflection involves repetition of an event several times, in order to get a broad view and check nothing is missed.
4. Deeper honesty: through reflection we acknowledge things that we find difficult to admit in the normal course of events. It associated with 'striving after truth'.
5. Clarity Reflection can bring greater clarity, like seeing events reflected in a mirror. This can help at any stage of planning, reviewing activities.
6. Understanding Reflection is about learning and understanding on a deeper level. This includes gaining valuable insights that cannot be just 'taught'.
7. Making judgements Reflection involves an element of drawing conclusions in order develop an approach, strategy or movement.
3.4 Reflecting on your learning:
It can help you take an objective view of your progress and see what is going well and what needs working on.
2.4 Key questions to think about as practicing reflection learning:
1. How did it go? How do I feel about it?
2. What went well, or OK? Why?
3. What was not so good? Why?
4. How could this have been done differently?
5. What should I change or work on for next time? What would be the first step?
3.5 Advantages of reflection learning:
You can acknowledge immediate feelings, and then you avoid them. Reflection helps you see what went well and give you spotlight on the positive side of an action as well as the more negative side of the action or event. Helps you to develop a problem-solving approach, rather than stand back thinking about difficulties. For instance, it is very helpful to reflect when you receive feedback of on your assignment, as a way of using the feedback to change or develop your approach.
Way I haven't learnt properly? What were the hindered in my life?
Writing just for me means I can write freely, thoughts and feelings are expressed in a relaxed and informal way. I can make jumps in my thinking and explore connections between thoughts this writing a creative process that encourages me to develop new ideas.
Writing regularly in a journal helps me to develop and experiment with my own writing style. Putting ideas into words is a crucial academic writing skill. It takes practice to develop a style you feel comfortable with, and a journal is a good place to take some risks and try out different 'voices'. You don't have to write a lot at once, but it does help to write little and often, if possible every day.
It helps your confidence to look back over a journal and see progress, how you have dealt with difficulties, and how your ideas have moved on.
Develop your writing style; writing regularly in helps you develop and experiment with your own writing style. Putting ideas into words is a critical academic writing skill. It takes practice to develop a style you feel comfortable with, and a general is a good place to take some risks and try out different ways. You don't have to write a lot at once, but it does help to write little and often, preferably every day. It helps your confidence to look back over writing and see progress, how you have dealt with difficulties, and how your ideas have moved on. It is very useful to have a note of issues and queries you might want to raise with a tutor or other students. A general writing is an important record for checking back, and can help you plan next steps.
2.5 Reflective writing for assessment:
In health professions or we can think about IT profession as well they do that practice. Is required to produce reflective assignments. You may reflect on a single incident or interaction such as an interview. You may be reflecting on a lengthy process, such as a group project. The subject of reflection will affect the way you structure your final assignment, but the basic stages of the reflective process will be the same:
Gibbs reflective cycle
It could be a positive incident where something went well or a negative one where you need to think about what has happened in that incident. From each piece of reflection you must identify what you have learned from the experience and how this relates to the theory that you have been taught or researched.
Describe the full story what happen in start as you see any problem or you experience any thing new which is never happen before.
What were you inner philosophy and reaction at the time?
List all the points as your approach of knowledge what ever you knew and or tell the story about what was GOOD and what was BAD about the incident.
What picture can you make out of the condition? What does it mean?
Can you have done any thing else apart from that. What else suitable for that condition? What should you perhaps not have done?
6) Action Plan
If that incident happens again what would you can do differently how you would handle that condition appropriately by understanding the BAD and GOOD experiences?