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Open learning culture

You can tell us about how you have contributed to an open learning culture to evidence that you have met standard 4.5

Open learning culture

You can tell us about how you have contributed to an open learning culture to evidence that you have met standard 4.5

It’s important to make sure you’re working in an environment that allows you to learn, develop and practice safely. An open learning culture is an environment where learning is encouraged and shared on an ongoing basis.

Sharing knowledge

Sharing knowledge and experience is an important part of learning. By discussing what you’ve learned with your peers (whether that’s feedback from someone you support, an interesting article, or sharing good practice) you help others to learn as well.

You should also learn from others and their experiences, including from people with lived experience if it’s possible and appropriate to do so. You could also take part in group reflection or peer reflection and feed back to your peers after your own learning activities.

What you could do

Contribute to an open learning culture in your own practice setting. Help create an environment that encourages the cycle of experience, reflection, learning and change. Discuss what you learn with peers, share your learning with others, and inspire them to do the same. For example, this could be discussing a particular topic in a team meeting; undertaking a joint quality assurance audit of your work or someone else’s work; or asking a colleague to observe your practices or offer to observe someone else’s practice.

Record what you’ve learned as CPD on your online account. Make sure you include your personal reflection explaining how you’ve shared what you’ve learned with others or what you’ve learnt from their learning experiences.

Consider how you’ve helped create an environment that encourages the cycle of experience, reflection, learning and change. 

Self reflection

How does your CPD contribute to an open learning culture?

This question appears on the structured form, to help you explain how you meet standard 4.5. You could also use it as a starting point for your reflection on the unstructured form, if you wish.