Domain 1: Description
This Domain is central to any Professional Development and informs all the other aspect of the framework. It asks us to reflect on and articulate the “..personal values, perspectives and emotions that individuals bring to their teaching, including self-awareness, confidence, life experience…” (PDF)
Exploring Self reminds us that we are humans and not machines. Knowing what matters to us as Library staff, discovering our values and beliefs gives us the ground from which to explore our practice.
As individuals, we are also engaging with the Framework from different perspectives, with different aims and from different stages of our working lives. Including these and other aspects of who we are gives a depth and a framework to engage with our work, experiences and our learning and research.
Ann Cleary explores the Self in one of her presentations: