During this course of study you considered and set important personal learning goals. Set within the Objectives of this course and taking into account that you were operating within a team environment, you first chose a mixture of technical, individual and teamwork goals that recognised your own strengths and weaknesses, and then you identified a strategy to develop and improve them.
In setting these goals you asked yourself “Are these goals measurable, and how will I know if I have achieved them?” As part of Portfolio 2 it is now your responsibility to convince the Examiner and your Facilitator that you have met the Course Objectives by demonstrating your progress in your chosen learning goals.
As you examine each learning goal you will want to consider:
· To what extent have you met each of your learning goals?
· How you can demonstrate your progress rather than just stating it (lengthy evidence can be included as an appendix);
· What helped you achieve your goals?
· Discuss issues and problems if you were unable to meet them;
· Why might each goal be necessary in the future?
· What are your plans to use them or further achieve them?
As well as assessing to what extent you achieved your learning goals, you should evaluate the skills, knowledge and understanding gained through this course by critically reflecting on your experiences during the semester. Some areas that you should consider are:
· How do you learn?
· How do you work with others?
· Which experiences have been important and why?
· How have they impacted on your learning and what questions or implications do they raise for future learning or professional life?
· What have you learnt in this course that you will take into the next problem solving course?
· How have you found problem-based learning compared to rote learning?
· Which approach suits you better, for your particular learning style?
· Looking at stage 6 of the problem solving cycle (refer Figure 1 above), reflect on the effectiveness of this strategy to help you learn in this course.
Part of your learning for this Task should include researching the literature to learn more about learning styles. Following the PSC can help you identify what you already know about this and therefore where you should conduct further research.
Your task is to:
Critically reflect on your personal learning experiences during this course by addressing the following:
i) Examine and discuss your personal learning goals, demonstrating with evidence to what extent you have achieved them.
ii) Examine and discuss your perception of your learning and your learning style in the context of this course.