In Thing 12 you will watch a video and reflect on some of its key messages. This video is also a resource used in Thing 13.
Open Badge information
Open Badge: SSSC 23 Things Leadership – Thing 12: Challenging discriminatory or oppressive practice
You may find it helpful to complete Things 1-4 before starting Thing 12.
Scotland’s early learning and childcare services need effective leadership at all levels of the workforce and everyone has a leadership role to play. Self-leadership is about recognising your own leadership skills and abilities, and taking responsibility for using and developing these.
Self-leadership also includes responding to and challenging discriminatory or oppressive practice.
1. The Health and Social Care Standards principles include:
- dignity and respect,
- be included
- responsive care
- support and well being
2. In thing 12 we ask you to reflect on the importance of challenging, discriminatory or oppressive practice. Think about one example of how you have worked effectively with someone receiving support from your service who is different to you (examples might include their background, lifestyle, education, way of thinking or beliefs)
3. Our words and our behaviours can be very powerful. Think about one example of when you have questioned a situation at work when you thought someone was being treated differently or unfairly.
- What did you do (specifically with your knowledge or skills)?
- How did this make a difference to the person/people experiencing support from your service?
4. In at least 200 words reflect on these two examples and consider the questions above.
You can provide the statement on the Open Badge application form or provide a link to your own *blog/portfolio. You may find it helpful to look at Recording Your Learning and Reflecting on Leadership.
*If you want to use a blog or ePortfolio entry as evidence, you might find our guide to preparing and publishing your evidence useful.