The fundamental challenges of the teaching profession are also well-articulated in Connecticut's , which includes "six domains and 46 indicators that identify the foundational skills and competencies that pertain to all teachers, regardless of the subject matter, field or age group they teach" (p. 2). They are useful for teacher preparation programs, beginning teachers, and experienced teachers. For example, among professional responsibilities, the Connecticut Department of Education (2010) indicated "Continually engaging in reflection, self-evaluation and professional development to enhance their understandings of content, pedagogical skills, resources and the impact of their actions on student learning" (p. 10). Collaboration and proactive communication with colleagues, administrators, students, and families are featured elements, as are understanding the legal rights of individuals with disabilities, and the role that race, gender, and culture might have on professional interactions with students, families, and colleagues, and ethical uses of technology.
In the case of clinical exercise physiology, thegreatest avenue for professional recognition is viewed to be within healthcare, yet based on philosophical grounds, this avenue to professionalizationmay provide significant stumbling blocks due to Purtilo and Cassel's characteristicsmentioned above.
Definition of Professionalism: “Physical therapists consistently demonstrate core values by aspiring to and wisely applying principles of altruism, excellence, caring, ethics, respect, communication and accountability, and by working together with other professionals to achieve optimal health and wellness in individuals and communities1.” (Stern DT. Measuring Medical Professionalism. Oxford University Press. New York, NY, 2006:19.)
APTA Position on Professionalism: Professionalism: Physical Therapy Core Values (.pdf)
In 2000, the House of Delegates adopted Vision 2020 and the Strategic Plan for Transitioning to A Doctoring Profession (RC 37-01). This Plan included six elements: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Evidenced-based Practice, Autonomous Practice, Direct Access, Practitioner of Choice, and Professionalism, and describes how these elements relate to and interface with the vision of a doctoring profession. In assisting the profession in its transition to a doctoring profession, one of the initiatives was to define and describe the concept of professionalism by explicitly articulating what the graduate of a physical therapist program ought to demonstrate with respect to professionalism. As a byproduct of this work, it was believed that practitioner behaviors could be articulated that would describe what the individual practitioner would be doing in their daily practice that would reflect professionalism.
Hi Liz! Your study material is amazing and is helping me a lot to prepare for IELTs. I have a few questions. In the Discussion Essay type (as the one you have posted above), do we need to always write a separate paragraph for our opinion (e.g. body: Finally, in my opinion…)? If my opinion concurs with one of the two sides, then can I just have two body paragraphs ( A and B side ) because I stated in my thesis that I concurred with one of them?
Also, I was wondering if we are allowed to use any white-out to erase pen during the exam and if we are given some additional papers to write the layout for the organization of our essays.
Thank you so much you’re such a great teacher!!!!!
Hi Liz! Thank you for all the good advice you share with us. Specially, these essay models, which are great study material for students like me preparing to take the exam.
After doing your advanced lessons, I came across the following essay question: “Some people feel crime rates are best lowered by increasing prison sentences”. Discuss this topic. What are some alternatives to raising prison sentences?
In this case, it is not clear to me whether I have to give my opinion or not. Also, I think I have to discuss both sides, even though they only introduce one, is that right? What is the correct approach to write an introduction and conclusion for this essay?
I’d be greatful if you can help me with these doubts.
Hi Liz! Thanks for sharing this essay! I noticed you included your opinion in the introduction and body of the paragraph. Is it always that way?Can I state my opinion in the conclusion only?
An environment begins in hour one wherein the teacher speaks the foreign language slowly, clearly, and uses easily understandable and comprehensible cognates, at least to the best of his or her ability as a foreign language professional educator.
Hi Liz, I have written a response to this question without reading the model essay. Could you please tell me which band I am likely to secure? And any suggestions please?
Completion of higher education is considered as a vital step for one’s professional progression. Anyhow, getting skilled and experienced in various fields is also detrimental for professional grooming and economic independence. In my opinion, some practical skills must be attained by students during their educational journey but they must complete their university education first in order to get ensured economic stability later on and shouldn’t be relying wholly upon soft skills. These additional skills must be seen as a top up in their career building.
However, exercise physiologyclinical practice does not constitute "professional" practice, as narrowlydefined in this essay, but rather as an important paraprofessional activitywhich is becoming more and more accepted.
The desired qualities that respondents believe reflect professionalism: working until a task is completed competently, interpersonal skills including civility, appropriate appearance, punctuality and regular attendance, communication skills, honesty and being focused and attentive.Joel Gross, founder and CEO of Coalition Technologies, a Los Angeles- and Seattle-based marketing firm, says that most of his entry-level employees need to be trained about what is expected.“It is partly their own fault, but more so the failure of their parents and the education system,” he says.Others, such as Jason Henham, say the issue is partially related to changing expectations.
Your tutorials are really good. I want to thank you creating such a nice and informative site for IELTS.
Liz, in many of the writing essay questions we see a statement saying “include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience” . But in most of the band8/band9 answers i never see real life example. kindly Explain what do we have to do when “relevant examples from knowledge ” have been asked for
Autonomy in patient/client management means that within the specializedknowledge (although as we have seen, physical therapy also has a problemclaiming specialized knowledge) base of the health care profession, theclinician/ professional has the range of authority to determine the mostappropriate intervention designed to maximize outcomes.