Week 3 Overview and Activities

Activities

1. Study the reflective concepts of David A. Kolb. Kolb. Three Phases of Reflection (Acquisition Model) ; Kolb: from Focus to Complexity ; Kolb: How We Learn & Develop the Self. The Big Picture

2. Self-Analysis Essay

SELF-ANALYSIS ESSAY

In this Assignment, you will prepare an essay on a particular problem faced in your own experience and how it should be addressed based on your current skills, knowledge and problem-solving ability.

Use a reflective learning theory as a framework in analyzing the problem.

ESSAY GUIDELINES

Part I

Decide what case you will analyze.

Give background information.

▪ Use your own experience (from work, school, volunteer or personal environments). The situation may have occurred recently or in the distant past.

▪ Factually and succinctly describe the case.

Part II

▪ Apply one of the theories of reflective learning from our course to the case.

▪ Discuss how application of a reflective process could make for a better outcome of the problem.

▪ Advise what one can do to handle the case; consider it as a learning experience and example for “reflective learning”

▪ You may have intuitively used reflective thinking to handle the problem at the time good for you! Explain that process. On the other hand, looking back you now realize you could have had a better result using reflective learning processes. Analyze YOUR behaviors then and now as a reflective learner. This exercise gives you a chance to “rewind” a situation.

▪ Note your personal development as a problem

Your Essay shall be between 3 to 5 pages (excluding cover page and reference page) and shall have the following sections:

Title page (Not included in Page Count)

Introduction

Narrative

Conclusion

Reference page (Not included in Page Count)

Formatting should include: 1″ margins, double spaced, 11 to 12 point font

Citations

◦ Cite the reflective learning theory used in the case study

◦ Use in text citations for quotes or material not your own

◦ Choice of citation style

◦ URLs alone are not acceptable

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