Personal Learning Journal;
Details of task:
Reflection is the individual equivalent of review and evaluation and is an essential component of the learning process. The subject has a considerable applied component which requires students to practice and trial theories, ideas and tools learned in class. This Assessment takes this one step further. During the semester students are required to select FIVE topics from the class activities and reflect on how this topic, currently or in the future, impacts their life, career, studies, family or personal relationships. These five learning experiences are from throughout the semester. Students are required to prepare and submit an individual Learning Journal and Report consisting of the following sections:
1. Learning Events
In this section the student will complete three Learning Journals of 400 words each in length.
The class sessions will be a good source of events however the MGX5992 Moodle site also has many other sources of information, surveys, links to video clips and talks that will be of personal interest or significance to students. However the majority of the events should relate to concepts and issues covered in the unit, eg. strengths, components of PSYCAP, Mindfulness, Mindset, Self Talk, tools to increase Positive Emotions and so on.
The structure and format of each entry is up to the individual, however many students find using a more structured approach with sub headings very helpful, such as those listed below. All events should be titled and dated.
Each Learning Journal may include:
?Title of the event and date?
?A brief description of the event/situation and context?
?Your actions and reactions
??Brief analysis and discussion including initial and perhaps later reflections on the event?
?Your learnings and action implications?
?Links to theory (dot points okay for this section only), eg name of theorist or theory that the Learning Journal refers to.
Using the above categories as titles is not necessary. Learning Journals should reflect a personal element and can be written in the first person.
(The three Learning Journals topics are choosing in week 3, week 4 and week 5.
All the resources are uploading in additional lecture notes and activity paper. Plz, use all the material to finish this part of assessment. )
Week 3: Strengths Based Management
_VIA Signature Strengths
_Other Strengths Based Tools
The in class activity is :Log on to www.viacharacter.org. Click on ‘Take the VIA Survey now’.
Week 4: the value of positive emtions- the benefits of feeling good
_Positive Emotions (PE) for individuals
_Positive Emotions for Teams
• Interventions to increase Positive Emotions
_Introduction of Active Constructive Responding (ACR)
_The Happiness Advantage; Shawn Achor
• Happiness versus Success
_The How of Happiness – 12 happiness activities; which ones are suited to you?
The activity in class Is watch the video clip(web in lecture note) and finished the paper”positive emotion journal activity”
Week 5 psychological capita
_Psychological Capital (PSYCAP) and Self Determination
_Use your strengths to increase your Psychological Capital
Positive Emotion Activity Journal Due Today
The activity in class is work out the PSYCAP questionnaire and analysis the scoring.
2. Summary and Exploration
Prepare an additional two journals that are(week 7 and week 8) not from the same event as in Section 1 and discuss each of them in more detail using current literature and your own experience to analyse firstly your current reality. Is this journal topic something that you are currently doing well? Have done well in the past? Would like to incorporate more of into your life in the future? Make certain you analyse both what you do well and what you may need to improve. Remember to focus on the positive as well as the negative.
Using the diagnostics from class or listed on Moodle, identify your current reality. How do these results and your expereinces fit with what the literature says?
The detailed analysis of these two journals should be about 800 words each incorporating at least 10 academic references in total (not 10 for each journal).
Just to be clear, you will be writing five journals in total, three short ones for Section 1 and two longer ones for Section 2.
Week 7 mind the gap
_The Psysiological and Psychological impact of Mindfulness
_Mindset; Fixed and Growth
_Mindfuless; let’s just do it!
Week 8 development self: interpersonal skills and values
Inter-personal and Intra-personal
_Listening and speaking
3. Vision for the Future
Based on your analysis in Section 2 what do your see your future looking like if these items were incoprated? Describe it in some detail. The time frame should not be too short but also not too far into the future either. Somewhere between 12 months and three years is about right. You might like to sit back and dream about what your future would look like with these changes in place or you may have already identified where you will be. Have a bit of fun putting it into words. This section could be about 400 words in total. Think of this as where you would like to end up with this item, your intention or goal has been achieved. What does this look like? Make certain that your vision relates to section 2, the two longer journals.
4. Action Plans
How are you going to get there? What specifically are you going to do? This section outlines how you will go about developing / bridging the identified areas in Section 2. The two action plans should incorporate your specific goals or intentions as outlined in Section 3, what you expect to achieve, time frames, how you will assess your improvements / changes and necessary resources. Where necessary the plan should be supported by appropriate literature. (300 words)
Each action plan should be about one page in length and a tabular format is acceptable.
Note, this is the section that students generally do poorly. Ensure that you have
Answered When, Where, and How in your written response or table. BE SPECIFIC.
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