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The Educational Potential of e-Portfolios: Supporting Personal Development and Reflective Learning (Connecting with E-learning)
The Educational Potential of e-Portfolios: Supporting Personal Development and Reflective Learning (Connecting with E-learning)
E-portfolios are a valuable learning and assessment tool. They can serve as an administrative tool to manage and organise work, to present course assignments and act as the medium for learners to record their learning goals, outcomes and achievements. They encourage personal reflection and involve the exchange of ideas and feedback.
Using technology in this way supports students' abilities in using and exploiting technology for professional and personal purposes, enabling any time, any place learning and peer learning and facilitating the provision of tutor feedback.
e-Portfolios is a comprehensive, practical guide for lecturers and staff developers who need to know more about the development of purposeful e-portfolios for supporting students in reflecting on their learning.
The success of a doctor is not only measured through his or her healing abilities. A successful doctor should also possess the skills on how to deal with people. More than anyone else, the patients are sometimes the most difficult people to deal with. It’s really understandable because their illness stir various emotions within them–fear, pain, and, uncertainty among other things. If a doctor has a good interpersonal skill, he or she would be able to get the cooperation and the trust of the patients. Aside from this, a doctor usually works with other medical professionals. So having good communication and people skills would bring harmony in the work place. It only goes to show that interpersonal skills is a valuable asset in order to gain success in a medical career, especially when the profession involves dealing with patients most of the time.
Discussing these skills in your personal statement for medical school is a great way to catch the attention of the admissions committee. Through this, you can make the admissions officers see that you have what it takes to become a good doctor. Below are some tips on writing your personal statement.
Think about your experience
“Show, don’t tell” is what experts recommend when writing a personal statement for medical school. Enumerating your skills won’t do the trick. To make your essay more effective, you should talk about your experiences where you were able to exhibit your own skills. Surely, you can think of numerous experiences. And because personal statements are supposedly short, you have to include only the experiences that you think influenced your life a great deal.
Talk about your future goals
Talking about your goals is also an effective way to be able to make the admissions officers see that you are good at dealing with people. You can do this by including short and long term goals related to your planned career, showing that you really want to serve the people and that you will try your best to be the best.
Be warned that talking too much about your expertise in dealing with people will make you appear conceited, boastful, and pretentious. Therefore, it is best if you keep a humble tone while discussing your skills. You should highlight your skills, but be careful not to brag about them too much. It is also ,pre effective if, instead of saying “you did this and you did that,” you focus more on what you can do in the future that would make your interpersonal skills useful.
You really have to exert effort in writing your admission essay because this can make or break your application to med school. You have to make sure that your essay is not written solely to compliment yourself. While it is true that you have to sell yourself to the admissions officers through your personal statement, you have to remember not to overdo it, or else, you risk giving a negative impression of yourself to the admissions panel.
Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies is a complete guide to the key techniques that help you master your thoughts: Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy. Discover the basic principles of each approach and receive sensible, practical and effective expert advice on how each one can help you challenge negative beliefs and change your attitudes. Whether you wish to conquer an anxiety, beat an addiction or simply think more positively, here you will find proven and popular methods that you can use to make major changes - improving your personal power and creating the life you want.
Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies will include:
Book I: Essential Concepts
Exploring the Key Themes of NLP
Understanding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Introducing Life Coaching
Book II: Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Taking Charge of Your Life
Reaching Beyond the Words People Say
Exploring the Amazing Power of Your Senses
Opening The Toolkit
Understanding the Psychology Behind Your Habits and Behaviours
Book III: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Correcting Your Thinking
Overcoming Obstacles to Progress
Putting CBT into Action
Taking a Fresh Look at Your Past
Setting Your Sights on Goals
Book IV: Hypnotherapy
Taking A Separate View of Yourself
Considering How Hypnotherapy Can Help
Expanding the Reach of Hypnotherapy
Book V: Life Coaching
Introducing Your Coaching Journey
Visualising Your Whole-Life Goals
Becoming Your Best Self
Focusing on the Elements of Your Life
Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Developing and Growing
While you may have come across the word Personal Development before, you’ll be forgiven if you don’t exactly know what it is and what it covers. We will look at the key aspects to personal development and the investment you can make to help in the personal development process
What is is about?
The meaning of Personal Development can be broken down as investing in your own personal growth and knowing how to further yourself. Now, it sounds more familiar, right? As that’s what you have been doing all your lives. The basic form of Personal Development is education for and about yourself. This means the introduction to Personal Development was done back in your early school days. However, it doesn’t stop there and in fact — it never stops..
Modern day Personal Development means focusing on understanding who you really are — while at the same aiming to find your true potential in life — so that you can live a passionate and joyful life.
Constant investment required.
When it comes to finding the perfect job, the competition is fiercer than ever. More than ever, people are vying for the same position and they have an insatiable hunger to move up the ranks. You may have gotten by in the past by having more skills in a certain area, because knowledge was power. But now, the Internet has made you less competitive since everyone has access to all sorts of information. Hence, personal power becomes something essential — as it conveys the message that you have the confidence and leadership skills to power through.
Motivation is the key
When you have that solid determination to become better than the person next to you in the office, you will find out more about yourself. You will soon see that being truly successful means having the ability to follow your passion and bliss. You’re not doing it solely to beat said person. When you are good at what you do and you are enjoying it — success will follow your steps. Some of the most successful figures in the world may not have the best education or are the smartest, but they have all followed their passions.
Finding your strenghts and developing them
That is the essence of Personal Development. Finding out what your strengths are, as well as your weaknesses. Learning of ways to use things that set you apart from the rest and breaking through ancient beliefs that seldom limit you from being happy yet successful. By learning these skills and concepts — and integrate them into your life — you will find a sense of purpose, joy and prosperity in all aspects of your life.
At the end of the day, Personal Development is more than just about motivation and inspiration — but also about transformation. How you can transform your life from the ordinary into the new, extraordinary you.
Taking one of our personal development training courses will assist you in the journey you take to improve your prospects in a competitive environment.
An insight into what Personal Development really is.
The Success Formula For Personal Growth: 2,000 Motivational Quotes, Winning Strategies and Advice From 500 Super Successful People
The Success Formula For Personal Growth: 2,000 Motivational Quotes, Winning Strategies and Advice From 500 Super Successful PeopleIn a unique and entertaining approach, 2,000 inspirational and positive quotations from 500 of the most successful people from ancient times to our modern society, are organized and combined with hundreds of the author's practical tips and common sense advice, to produce a powerful system of success lessons, to accelerate your personal change and growth, to become successful and achieve happiness and fulfillment in your personal and business life.
The quotations and success lessons are very easy to search. They are categorized by over 90 subjects and page number in the Table of Contents. The printed book (not the ebook) also cross-indexes and groups each quote by its author's name and page number in a separate Index at the end of the book.
The Success Formula For Personal Growth is a wide ranging guide to the thinking and actions that lead to achieving personal growth and success, such as:
- Learn to take responsibility for your life.
- Learn to become an expert communicator and connect with people's minds and hearts.
- Learn to train your mind to maximize its positive output.
- Learn to eliminate negative limitations that are holding you back.
- Learn to increase your belief and confidence in yourself.
- Learn to get into the habit to set and complete goals.
- Learn time management and problem solving skills.
- Learn to use active visualization to train your mind for success.
- Learn to use emotionally charged affirmations to boost your self-esteem and confidence.
Personal change is not easy. But anyone who wants more out of life, and knows in their heart that they can become more than they are now, and do more than they have already done, can transform their life, and benefit from reading, learning, absorbing, and putting into practice habits based on The Success Formula For Personal Growth.
What exactly is a personal development plan? It is not some secret mysterious schedule; it is merely a guide for you to follow to get yourself from where you are right now, to where you want to be in the future. That means, basically, that your personal development plan is your roadmap.
If you are going to go on a journey like this, you want to ensure you know where you are starting and where you are going. What better way to get that roadmap than to draw it out yourself! This gives you a custom personal development plan suited perfectly to you and your personality… but where do you begin?
Where am I?
First, take your inventory and make a list that outlines where you are right now in your life. Having this down is critical because you cannot start a journey anywhere if you do not first know exactly where you are at and how many miles there are to the finish. Include whatever aspects of your life that you want your personal development plan to cover…. personally, professionally and even physically.
For example: If you are Single and lonely and want to develop more fulfilling relationships, then put Single and lonely in your list.
Long Term List
Then determine exactly where you want to be in the longer period. Go out at least one if not five years. Again, customize as appropriate for you whether your goals may be better relationships, more money and better health. Someone else may simply need one or two of these, or perhaps something different altogether. This is your life and your individual journey. What you want to improve will fit within your beliefs and core values and no one else’s.
Following on from the top example of being Single and lonely, you might put for a long term goal of five years that you would like to be married to a wonderful partner.
Short Term List
Next, determine what short term achievements will help you enroute to your personally important long term goals. What progress would you like to make on all these fronts in say, six months. Short-term goals are what you will focus on day to day. They are the easily attainable steps that you begin your journey with, in order to make it possible to find your way to your desired long term outcome.
Continuing with the example of Single and lonely, your short term goals might include something like ‘meeting 3 new potential partners this month’.
Now that you have both your short list and long term list compiled, breath for a minute! Then put together a list of actions that will help you to achieve the outcomes on your short term list. Brainstorm lots of options and have a bit of fun with this. It’s great if you can identify some steps you can take that will be easily attainable for you. Then you’ll see daily or weekly progress, and you’ll feel some quick gratification. As you see your steps toward a small goal reaping rewards, you’ll appreciate that your larger goal is achievable. Lather, rinse and then repeat until you have covered the basic short-term goals and you can see you are well on the way to your long term goals.
Again, carrying on with the Single and lonely example, your list of options to achieve your short term goal (ie. to meet 3 new potential partners this month) might include things like: join an online dating website; ask friends if they know anyone to introduce you to; look for singles functions in your area and sign up to attend.
Do you have all the resources you will need to meet your personal development plan within your allotted time frame? Often there are challenges, obstacles, setbacks and difficulties along the way to your goals. These personal challenges are often some of the reasons you have not yet mastered your goals! While you are developing your personal development plan is the best time to identify what these challenges might be in your case. By planning for them now, you can best prepare to face them and manage.
Using the Single and lonely example, if you are a very shy person who does not like to speak with new people, this would be a challenge given your goal. Resources for you could include; books on gaining confidence; joining a public speaking group to help you develop the skills to more comfortably socialize; life coaching to increase self esteem and self empowerment. Finally
Choose a mentor, someone who has achieved what you want to achieve. This could be a friend or colleague, but keep in mind that it does not have to be. You can glean a lot of insight and information from famous mentors as well by reading their books or signing up for a seminar.
Bottom line is, once you have created your personal development plan, you have your roadmap to get you where you want to go. Honor your hearts desire and the direction you want to go in your life. Act on your plan and develop your most fulfilling life possible!