Reflective Practice and Career Goals
Please read thoroughly before bidding please. My topic is Critical Thinking with Innovative Simulation or Technology in Adult Education Reflective Practice and Career Goals Overview People who understand their purpose are more likely to gain the full value of their education. Purpose serves as both an anchor and an inspiration as you take on the challenge of real learning. Your purpose is something that is unique to you. Your purpose draws on the passions, strengths, and relationships that energize you. Purpose is what drives you to contribute to something greater than yourself and to make a difference in the lives of others. What you do in this exploration will help you see more clearly what you have to offer and why it is important. Do not be surprised if your purpose statement evolves as you grow throughout your studies and your life journey. But do make the most of this current moment to stop and reflect on what is truly important: the purpose that nobody else is qualified to live out in the same way you can. Effective educators continuously reflect on their professional actions and consequences to identify growth areas and professional development strategies designed to improve performance. As you begin your first course in your program, you will explore resources and readings relevant to self-reflection, professional goals, career aspirations, and time management strategies. For this assignment, write a paper that presents your professional purpose, career goals, professional attributes, use of the career center, and identification of specific time management strategies for your success development. Note to PhD Learners: During the time between your PhD residencies, you will be required to develop a preparation plan that will be similar to this Reflective Practice and Career Goals paper. You will take feedback you receive in the Track 1 residency and develop an action plan detailing what you plan to do between the residencies. Development of this action plan will be an ongoing process that will push you to self-reflect throughout your program. Instructions Before you begin your paper, examine the Reflective Practice and Career Goals Scoring Guide (linked in the Resources) to see the grading criteria for this assignment. Next, download the Sample Course Paper Template and the Unit 2 Writing Revision Matrix . Use the Sample Course Paper Template as a guide for formatting and organizing your course papers. Use the Writing Revision Matrix to address the feedback you will receive on your Unit 2 paper from your instructor. Refer to the Writing Revision Matrix instructions below for further information. Paper Organization Start with a title page and organize your paper according to the following guidelines: Title of Paper: The opening content under your paper title should provide an introduction and overview of what will be included in this paper. Professional Purpose and Career Goals: Reflect upon your professional purpose and career goals, including how your career aspirations align with your program or specialization outcomes. This self-reflection activity should inform your decision to reaffirm or reconsider your chosen degree program and specialization. Professional Attributes and Professional Growth: Articulate your professional strengths and opportunities for growth. Discuss why effective educators must be lifelong learners. Identify organizations, resources, and activities that could be used for professional development to strengthen your skills. Career Center: If you have not already done so, visit Capella University's Career Center. Discuss how the Career Center resources and services may be useful as you pursue your career goals related to your specialization. Time Management Strategies: Identify and describe at least two time management strategies you will implement during this course and during your doctoral program. Conclusion: In one or two paragraphs, provide summative comments, including your thoughts about the value of identifying your professional purpose. Use of First Person This first assignment is the only assignment in this course for which you may use first person. However, you still need to leverage the literature to support any direct statements, facts, or claims related to your educational field or specialization. You may also leverage the literature to support your particular educational philosophy, rationale, or themes you what to include in your paper. APA formatting guidelines require third person for all other written assignments in the doctoral program. Check with your course instructor for any questions regarding this formatting standard. Reference section 3.09: Precision and Clarity in the current APA manual. Also refer to APA Style Central for guidance in using proper APA style. See the APA Style and Format section of the Writing Center for instructions on accessing and using APA Style Central. Assignment Requirements Your paper should meet the following requirements: Use the Sample Course Paper Template for the assignment. See the Resources for a link to the template. The paper should be 4–6 pages in length, not including the title page and references page. Double-space and use 12-point, Times New Roman font. Include a title page with the following title: Reflective Practice and Career Goals. Model your title page after the Writing Center's example (see APA Guide: The Title Page, in the Resources). Follow current APA style and formatting for in-text citations. Set proper margin justifications: Left aligned text, 1-inch margins top, bottom, left, and right. Paginate your paper properly (in the header at the right page margin). Incorporate appropriate headings and subheadings. Note the APA manual (2010) instruction for the running head: Per section 8.03, "Use the automatic functions of your word-processing program to generate headers and page numbers for your file. (Do not type these manuscript page headers repeatedly in your word processing file)" (p. 230). "The running head is an abbreviated title that is printed at the top of the pages . . . should be a maximum of 50 characters, counting letters, punctuation, and spaces between words. It should appear flush left in all uppercase letters at the top of the title page and all subsequent pages" (p. 229). Submit your paper as Word document in the Unit 2 assignment area. Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click on the linked resources for helpful writing information. Portfolio Prompt: You may choose to save this learning activity to your ePortfolio. Reference American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.