Presentation on theme: "Skills for Professional Development"— Presentation transcript:
1 Skills for Professional Development GEN 300WS1: Techniques for Academic SuccessSkills for Professional DevelopmentJoseph Lewis Aguirre
2 W1: Techniques for Success Identify university resources required for student success.Create a learning plan based on personal learning style, time management skills, as well as short and long-term goals.Develop strategies for monitoring progress towards goal achievement.Develop an effective and comprehensive team charter.
3 W1: Returning to School1. Considerations for returning to school as an adulta. Reasons for returning;1) What degree do you want?2) What is motivating you?b. Expectations1) Career options2) Developing a goal planc. Obstacles1) Fears and concerns of returning to school
4 W1: Adult Learners 2. Adult learners a. Adults develop their learning processes in a number of ways:1) Lasts the entire life span of each individual;2) Allows an individual to acquire, renew, upgrade, or complete knowledge, skills, and attitudes for functioning effectively in a constantly changing society;3) Allows adults to pursue learning throughout their lives, and is a way in which people supplement (and, at times, find a substitute for) learning received in formal settings;
5 W1: Adult Learners- Cont 4) Equips individuals with skills and competencies for completing their self education beyond learning in a formal setting; and5) Acknowledges the contribution of all available educational influences, including formal and informal.
6 W1: Adult Learners- Cont b. Adult learning assumptions1) Adults need to know why they are learning;2) Adults need to be seen as competent;3) Adults want their knowledge and skillsacknowledged in the classroom;4) Adults need to be self directed and experientially involved in their learning; and5) Adults want learning to be life centered and applicable.
7 W1: Becoming a Strategic Learner Learning Stylesa. Peak and valley learning times - benefits to knowing:1) You will enjoy learning more when you are in the mood for it;2) You will learn faster and more naturally because you will not be fighting your body's resistance due to fatigue or discomfort; and3) You will make better use of your valley times by doing things other than trying to learn.
8 W1: Becoming a Strategic Learner b. Four learning quadrants1) Thinkera) Devotion to identifying the factsb) Logical approach to problem solvingc) Affinity for reducing complex issues into simple decisionsd) Distrust of intuition and emotion2) Organizera) Reliance on procedure, order, and stabilityb) Affinity for turning answers into actions rather than into questions and theoriesc) More verbal and intuitive than Thinker
9 W1: Becoming a Strategic Learner- Cont 3) Givera) Sensitivity to moods, atmospheres, and attitudesb) Awareness of things as a process rather than pieces of informationc) Logic and theory take precedence over feeling and experiencing4) Adventurera) Predisposition for originality, ambiguity, and surpriseb) Enjoy challengesc) Do well in chaosd) Resistance to coming to final decisions
10 W1: Becoming a Strategic Learner- Cont c. Personal intelligences1) Linguistica) Think in wordsb) Good auditory skillsc) Enjoy languaged) Learn best by hearing or seeing the words.2) Logical-mathematicala) Conceptual thinkingb) Affinity for relationships and patternsc) Enjoy the computerd) Like brainteasers that require reason.
11 W1: Becoming a Strategic Learner- Cont c. Personal intelligences3) Spatiala) Affinity for images and pictures, such as puzzles; andb) Ability to draw and design things accurately.4) Musicala) Remember melodies; andb) Like music in the background while learning.5) Bodily kinesthetica) Process information through body sensationsb) Communicate through gesturesc) Need to move to learnd) Learn by association with emotional responses.
12 W1: Becoming a Strategic Learner- Cont c. Personal intelligences6) Intrapersonala) Shy in groupsb) Awareness of goals and dreams; andc) Motivation to do well.7) Interpersonala) Socializerb) Enjoy games with others; andc) Demonstrate empathy.
13 W1: Becoming a Strategic Learner- Cont 4. Study skillsa. Proactive readingb. Mind mappingc. Tapping in on your memoryd. Know why you are learninge. Use associationf. Utilize peak timeg. Note takingh. Active listeningi. Acknowledge the need for private time in order to study
14 W1: Becoming a Strategic Learner- Cont 4. Study skillsj. Prepare a space in the home that is set aside for studyk. Articulating what you want and need in order to succeed1) Attention to noise levels in the home2) Guidelines on invasion of study space3) Communicating when to disturb and not to disturb
15 WS1: Learning Teams a. Considerations for forming teams include: 1) Organizing teams2) Team documentation; and3) Team dynamics.b. Learning Team interaction parallels team building in the workplace. Key advantages of the learning team process include:1) Students gain knowledge and experience from each other2) A real-world working environment is simulated3) Individual strengths and weaknesses are blended
16 WS1: Learning Teams b. Learning team interaction - cont 4) A sharing of teaching and learning responsibilities is facilitated5) Self confidence and self esteem are increased6) Leadership and participatory skills are developed7) Interpersonal communication skills are strengthened8) Achievement of a higher level of quality and performance in project assignments is possible9) Decision-making skills are developed
17 WS1: Learning Teams c. Chartering 1) Setting team expectations 2) Establishing lines of communication3) Individual members' strengths and weaknesses4) Determining goals for the teamd. Effects of personality style and personal intelligences on team dynamics
18 W3 OBJECTIVES Critical Thinking Skills · Identify and apply critical thinking skills.Personal Management· Analyze and identify time management skills.· Analyze and identify stress management techniques.· Analyze and identify useful study skills.· Perform a realistic self-assessment and examine expectations.Research Skills· Demonstrate an understanding of the Internet and the University of Phoenix Library Online Collection.· Demonstrate an understanding of standard library research.· Explain the concept of plagiarism and how to avoid it.· Apply organizational skills to the research process.Team Skills· Develop an understanding of ways to plan team projects.Written Communication SkillsIdentify methods of citation and documentation.
19 W4 OBJECTIVES Presentation Skills · Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills.· Demonstrate the appropriate use of visual aids.· Examine strategies for team presentations.· Utilize the peer review process to perfect presentation skills.Team Skills· Develop an understanding of ways to plan team projects.Written Communication Skills· Examine the benefits of peer editing.· Identify writing mechanics.
20 W5 OBJECTIVES Adult Learning · Define an adult learner's role and responsibility.Personal Management Skills· Perform a realistic self-assessment and examine expectations.Presentation SkillsDemonstrate effective oral presentation skills.
24 Individual Learning Styles Peak-Valley Learning TimesLearning more when in the mood for itLearn faster and more naturally, not be fighting body's resistance due to fatigue or discomfortMake better use of valley times.Bottom Up - Top DownBottom up, stringers: Tackle new topics by first laying a solid foundation.Top down, groupers: Prefers to gain an overall perspective before filling in the details.
25 Learning StylesStyle C:sensitivity to moods, atmospheres, and attitudes; an awareness of things as a processStyle D: originality, ambiguity, & surprise; well in chaosOrder/ChaosStyle A: logical approach to problem solving; reducing complex issues into simple decisions. TheoriesStyle B: reliance on procedure, order, and stability; and an affinity for turning answers into actionsMore OrderIntuitionLogical
26 PI Linguistic: thinking in words; good auditory skills; enjoyment of language; and learning best by hearing or seeing the words.Logical-mathematical: conceptual thinking; an affinity for relationships and patterns; enjoyment of the computer; and liking brainteasers that require reason.Spatial: affinity for images and pictures, such as puzzles; and an ability to draw and design things accurately.Musical: Characteristics include remembering melodies and liking music in the background while learning.
27 PIBodily Kinesthetic: processing information through body sensations; communicating through gestures; the need to move to learn; and learning well by association with emotional responses.Intrapersonal: Characteristics include shyness in groups; awareness of goals and dreams; and motivation to do well.Interpersonal: Characteristics include being a socializer; enjoying games with others; and demonstrating empathy.
28 Decision Styles Decision Styles Relater Entertainer Analyzer Ruler Intent Need CategoryGet it done right Control Ruler Get it done right Accuracy Analyzer Get Along Approval Relater Get Appreciated Attention EntertainerRelaterEntertainerAnalyzerRulerPassiveAggressiveTask OrientedPeople Oriented
29 Rossman Inventory v Orientation to learning, v Mental abilities, v Physiological factorsv Psychological factors.
30 Writing Process Assessing the writing situation Prewriting Discovering ideasMind-mapping and brainstormingDeveloping a thesisCreating a first draftRefining the draft
31 Writing Mechanics Grammar Spelling Punctuation Structure Word usage Syntax and semantics
33 Team Forming Forming, storming, norming, and performing Barriers to the group processGroupthinkConstructive versus destructive conflictConflict resolutionTask and interpersonal rolesThe various roles people play (mediator, leader, etc.)
35 HR AND COMMUNICATION Analyzer Ruler Intent Need CategoryGet it done right Control Ruler Get it done right Accuracy Analyzer Get Along Approval Relater Get Appreciated Attention EntertainerTask OrientedAnalyzerRulerWindow on the World of Difficult PeopleEntertainerRelaterPeople OrientedPassiveAggressive