The point is to recapture practice experiences and think about them critically in order to gain new understandings and so improve future practice. This is understood as part of the process of life-long learning. This process of learning from reflection brings self-awareness, gaining knowledge and enhancing communication skills, were the key learning points that I learnt within this discussion. From this discussion itself I learnt new features and ways which gave me the ability to learn how to enhance my communication skills. I have also gained knowledge from on-line discussion with members of the group who have shared their knowledge and acquiring from literature.
Personally, I enjoy seeking information that allows me to jump beyond the facts, and staying on the behavioral side of the reality limits my passion for inspiration and insight. Nevertheless, being aware that this wouldn’t be the best attitude to start this new activity, I decided to update my coaching schema and allow this experience reshape it and add new self fulfilling features to it. Therefore, I prepared my self mentally by thinking on the most behavioral skill I would like to be coached on-writing journals- and we started. We started with me being the first coachee and Hanna being the coach. Hanna would be coached by Ramy afterwards and finally, he would be coached by me.
Transformational learning is a procedure that leads students to scrutinize the roots of their assumptions and preconceptions and, as a result, it has deepened their awareness to change their attitude and perception towards life, others and the affairs of the world. Philosopher Maxine Greene emphasizes that meaningful learning involves a process of disclosure, reconstruction and generation. She practically points out that when learners encounter dislocations, and have realized that their old inherited recipe for solving problems are no longer effective, their immediate central concern is to “mentally ordering his own life-world” by looking at the meaning of their experience in light of a new perspective. There are three main mental components of transformative learning, namely: First, the experience; Second, the inner meaning and; Third is the reflection. Mezirow point out that rational thinking and reflection takes place as a response to disorienting dilemma.
From a general perspective reflecting learning helps us to question our past actions/motives in hopes to better ourselves from the views and assumptions that limit our lives. Fundamentally, reflective practices can be comprehended as ‘consciously thinking about and analysing what one has done (or is doing)(….) ’(. Mezirow, 1991; Rolfe, Freshwater & Jasper (2001) ‘explains reflective learning as a process that allows individuals to look back over experiences, allowing them to reflect upon them, which in term gives them the ability to make sense of them’. Reflective thinking is an important skill to attain in regards to higher learning and professional work/career, because as mentioned earlier it advances ones skills to question and evaluate
We continue to build on our knowledge about subjects based upon what we know and from new information provided. Critical thinking helps us ask relevant questions, weigh evidence offered in support of arguments. It also helps us to interpret complex problems, and make wise decisions. This is especially important when you realize that many problems do not lend themselves to clear-cut solutions. Some judgments we make are simple and some judgments are complicated.
It will also show me where I need to change to rectify important weaknesses and improve my ability to undertake key roles in my job title. In this assignment I will also carry out an evaluation in which I critically analyse myself to suit my current and future career. Management Skills Performance These are the skills I already have such as: communication; personal skills; motivational; creative and time management skills. These I have previously acquired will help me to be successful in my career. To know how far on the scale of these specific skills I will have to do a self-assessment.
The results of the test appear to be crucial to not only helping myself currently but also in the later legs of my life as I meet new people and have to develop as a person to suit the needs around my and my future endevours. The results of the test I underwent classified me as an ESFP. Each letter of the classification is intended to represent a certain aspect of my own personality. The letter E in my designation stands for extraverted, the S represents that I am allegedly a sensing type, the F represents that I am a feeling type and the final letter, P, corresponds to being a perceiving type. While I can understand the merits of knowing what personality type this test claims to classify me as I lean towards to notion that the result and the test itself is nonsense.
One day Professor Braun said to me that I have to not only write about the facts on my response, I also have to add more of what I think, add more to the conversation. So I did that for my final response, while I was agreeing with Lessig Lawrence I added more of what I think, I added examples expressing my point of view and the solution that I think was the best. So through this response I learned to express myself better adding more to conversation, adding examples and making my point clear. While I was writing my learning narrative. I learned how to think carefully about my ideas and how to organize it well in my paper.
More specifically, an inductive design would best help me analyze. I am moving from observation to theory because a theory will be grounded in the data I receive. I will begin to (hopefully) see reoccurring patterns or themes in the answers from my participants. This will emphasize my analysis for reliability and validity. Coding the data will also help me analyze my results.