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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 and Holder, Tim and Lowry, Ruth and Manley, Andrew and Maynard, Ian and McCormick, Alister and Smith, Jenny and Thelwell, Richard and Woodman, Tim and Lafferty, Moria (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 and Exercise Psycholgy Review, 15 (2). 21 - 31.

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: QSEP
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2021 16:40
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2021 16:40
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25650

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