All roads lead to Rome but Rome wasn’t built in a day: Advice on QSEP navigation from the ‘Roman Gods’ of assessment!

Eubank, Martin, Holder, Tim, Lowry, Ruth, Manley, Andrew, Maynard, Ian, McCormick, Alister, Smith, Jenny, Thelwell, Richard, Woodman, Tim and Lafferty, Moira (2019) All roads lead to Rome but Rome wasn’t built in a day: Advice on QSEP navigation from the ‘Roman Gods’ of assessment! Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 15 (2). ISSN 17454980

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Abstract

Rome was the point of convergence of all the main roads of the Roman Empire. When Roman emperor Caesar Augustus erected the ‘Milliarium Aureum’ (Golden Milestone) in the heart of Ancient Rome, all roads were designed to begin at the monument. Metaphorically, the ancient proverb ‘All roads lead to Rome’ means there are many different ways of reaching the same goal or conclusion. QSEP training is a bit like that, with trainees engaging with so many different types of clients, settings, cultures, approaches and interventions that no two portfolios of work look alike. Yet, the competency demonstration ‘end goal’ is the same. The ancient Romans were also wise; they knew that in building their Roman empire (or for us building relationships and competence as Sport and Exercise Psychologists), doing something important or creating a masterpiece takes the time it takes; ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’ and, metaphorically, QSEP is not something to rush or smear with impatience either.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Ms Kerry Kellaway
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 15:13
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2020 04:50
URI: http://marjon.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17487

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