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EXP105: Personal Dimensions of Education

EXP105: Week 5 – Discussion 2

Week 5 – Discussion 2

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Learning from the Past [CLO: 5]

You may view a written transcript of this video or click the “CC” button on the video player above.

Prepare: To prepare for this discussion, watch the video above and review how to decode from Chapter 3, Section 3.3 in your book.

Reflect: Think about the different jobs you’ve held. These can include volunteer work or managing your home or family responsibilities full-time. Reflect on the tasks or responsibilities you had.

Write: Pick one position you’ve held and address the following in a minimum of 250 words:

  • List the title and briefly describe the job. For example, “I have worked as a Special Education Instructional Aide at an elementary school from 2008 to now. As a 1-on-1 Instructional Aide, I provide personalized attention to the student and help them with social and academic skill development.”
  • Describe the three tasks or responsibilities you most enjoyed. Decode each task or responsibility that you listed by identifying the Learning Pattern(s) required to successfully complete it.
  • Describe the three tasks or responsibilities you least enjoyed. Decode each task or responsibility that you listed by identifying the Learning Pattern(s) required to successfully complete it.
  • Consider all the tasks or responsibilities required of the job. Knowing what you know now about Learning Patterns, was (or is) this job a good match for your Patterns? Why or why not? Remind us of your Learning Patterns by listing the level of use.

Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers. Consider addressing the following questions in your response. Did anything surprise you about your classmate’s description? Assess the responsibilities your peer listed and the Learning Patterns associated. Do you agree with their assessment? Would you be a good match for this job? Each response should be a minimum of 50 words

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