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Activity 4.1: Orienting yourself to the practicum experience

Use the tips for orienting yourself to the practicum experience to complete this checklist in your Portfolio.

What skills & knowledge will you bring to the practicum?

How will you build on these?


Which models of professional practice are applicable in your practicum workplace?



What are your values in relation to the practicum?




What are your personal goals for the practicum?




Are you open to new experiences? What strategies do you think you can use to make yourself more open to such experiences?



Do you feel you can talk openly with your workplace supervisor, academic supervisor and other students? If this is difficult, what do you think you can do to overcome any problems?



Who are the stakeholders in the organisation where you are doing your practicum? What are their interests?

How do you think this will affect your practicum experience?

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