Reflective Report on Identification and Demonstration of the Skills of a Higher Education Student


The report is based on the identification and demonstration of the skills of a higher education student. The report will discuss the importance of the higher education skills which are crucial for the higher education learners as it is connected with the performance and success factors for students. The report will also discuss the various personality traits, thinking, and learning for the preferred team roles in the analysis of the personal profile of learners or students. These are some traits of the higher education skills and its importance for the performance and success of the learners which are discussed in the report.

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Definition of higher education skills and their importance to HE learners linked to performance and success factors

Higher education skills are the skills that come as the opportunities to develop the learner’s skills along with communication and composition. Higher education is considered to be the third level of education for learners after leaving school. Higher education is provided in universities and colleges which are called undergraduate or postgraduate study (Urh, et. al., 2015). The higher education skills consist of various kinds of skills such as learning documentation or writing which are considered to be the strongest skills one can develop in higher education (Bunce, et. al., 2017). The various kinds of skills are being taught in higher education which depends on the stream of the learner. The higher education skills include arithmetic skills, computer skills, accountancy skills, art skills, etc. these HE skills depend on the level of education and the stream of the learner which is selected by him/her.

The higher education skills are very important for the HE learners as the learners will gain these skills to perform in the outer world for gaining success. The higher education skills are connected or linked with the performance and success factors as the skills are the factors that will help in the coping of the outer world (Schneider, et. al., 2017). I think higher education skills are necessary for survival as it helps in performing at work which ultimately brings success to the learner. I am learning higher education skills as a learner which will help me in the future as for getting a job and perform for the job work to attain success in the task which is being provided. The skills of higher education will provide the power to the learner to gain expertise in a particular field which is important for performance and gaining success. I will gain the performance criteria and the success factor after getting the desired skills that are required to the sharpened with continuous practice which will increase the chances of enhanced performance and better opportunities for success rate in the skills on work (Alt, 2015).

Use of assessment tools to determine thinking, learning, personality traits

Assessment tools are used for measuring the abilities and skills of learners on a particular subject or measuring the progress of learners in academic proficiency in a specific area. Diagnostic assessment will help in the understanding of my progress in which I will be using tools like flow charts, journal entries, mind maps, etc for determining my thinking, learning, personality traits, and team roles as per the business management skills (Broadbent, et. al., 2015). The diagnosis of skills such as planning, leadership, problem-solving, marketing, networking, project management, and time management can be identified. The diagnosis assessment tool will help me in understanding my thinking and learning style which is important for the success and performance in business studies (Kauffman, 2015). The team roles can be decided with the help of the diagnostic assessment as the team will be divided with work according to the sills of learning and personality traits of team members.

The formative assessment tool is another tool that I will use for assessing the team roles as per the analysis of the personal profiles of the team members to assign the work. Informative assessment, the group project, portfolios, quizzes, etc can be used for understanding the progress of the thinking, learning, and personality traits for the team roles in the analysis. I will use these tools for the analysis of team members (Sclater, et. al., 2016).

Use of reflective practice to assess personal skills, skills gaps, and demonstration of higher-level skills

I have skills in analysis, marketing, networking, planning, designing, and project and time management as per the higher education skills. These are the skills that I have learned during higher education and can be used in the performance and success in the outer environment. I have some skill gaps in the whole group of higher educational skills which is giving me hard time due to the understanding of the particular skills which include financial management, communication, negotiation, and delegation (Sogunro, 2015). I need to improve and work on these skills to mitigate the gap which will enhance the overall performance rate in the subject. The skill gaps will be assessed using the assessment tools and I will work on the gaps for enhancement in the performance for increasing the success rate for the working performance. My skills will be demonstrated as the higher-level skills which can be used in the real world in the business field which is very important as the higher level of skills that are required for performance and attaining success for the ground levels of management and business culture (Jackson, 2015). My skills are strong in some aspects but they still have a skill gap in between which is required to be improved for better performance in the business field as the skills can be improved from regular practice and assessment of skills of higher education. The higher education skills are very important for the performance and success factors as this will be very important for the higher level of education for learners (Jury, et. al., 2017).


The report concludes the various aspects of the higher education skills and its importance for the link with the performance and success of the higher education learners. The report also concludes the assessment tools analysis for the thinking, learning, and personality traits for the assessment of the skills and using them in the assigning of team works for the team members. The report also concludes the reflective analysis of the skills, skills gap, and other traits of the higher education skills for the higher education learners as it is very important for the performance and the success of the learners.


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