Task Description: The objectives of this reflective essay are for students to(1) summarize, critically review and reinforce key concepts and theories learned from week 1 to week 9 of this unit.
(2) reflect on these concepts/theories’ potential impact on students’ decision making, and how these learning are being applied and could be applied in their current jobs, development of future career and/or their life generally.
(3) reflect on new insights gained about oneself as a result of learning the unit, and propose a plan for self-development.
Students are expected to reflect on the topics (week 1- week 9) this unit has covered and evaluate which topics have inspired their thinking or influenced their decision making. You must pick FIVE topics covered during the nine weeks. Each topic needs to contain a CONVINCING and PERSONAL justification of why these topics are chosen and how the mentioned topics have changed/might change the students’ thinking or the students’ decisions. For example, students could identify the topic of “automatic versus critical thinking” as a theme for one week’s reflection, and illustrate with personal examples how having learned about the differences has enabled him/her to be more effective in making a certain decision at work. Close to the end, the essay needs to reflect on self knowledge and highlight implications for future self-development.
To successfully complete this assessment task, students should answer the following reflective essay questions:
Which concepts/theories from which week’s learning activities are significant or important to you?
Why are these concepts/theories you have identified important or significant to you? (Theoretical review)
How are the concepts/theories you have learned influencing/impacting your decisionmaking in relation to your current interpersonal relationships, professional workplaces and/or personal life? (Practical Application)
What have you learned about yourself through the unit activities? What skills do you possess and what skills are you lacking? How are you going to improve your decision making in the future? (Self-knowledge and self-development)
You should tie all your arguments/insights together at the end of your paper,highlighting how you think you will be able to use your learning in your future careerand in life generally.