EXP105_G30 Week 5 - Discussion
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Prepare: Career development plans provide a logical and multiphase approach to achieving career goals so you yield a high return on your learning investment. Building a career pathway does not occur by chance; it occurs when you intentionally and systematically develop your options. To prepare for this discussion, review Chapter 5 in your book and watch the video above.
Reflect: One of the best ways to decide about your future career path is to look at your past experiences. For this discussion, think about your work history up through your most current job or your most recent position. For the purposes of this discussion, work history can also include volunteer work or managing your home or family responsibilities full-time.
Write: In a minimum of 250 words, address the following:
- List the title and briefly describe the job. For example, “I have worked as a Special Education Instructional Aide at an elementary school from 2008 to now. As a 1-on-1 Instructional Aide, I provide personalized attention to the student and help them with social and academic skill development.”
- Describe at least three tasks or responsibilities required for the job that you most enjoyed and explain why they were enjoyable. Decode the tasks or responsibilities that you listed and note which Learning Patterns were required to successfully complete them.
- Describe at least three tasks and responsibilities required for the job that you least enjoyed and explain why they were the least enjoyable. Decode the tasks or responsibilities that you listed and note which Learning Patterns were required to successfully complete them.
- Knowing what you know now about your LCI scores, was (or is) this job a good match for your Patterns? Why or why not? Please list your LCI scores to provide context for your analysis.
Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers. Consider addressing the following questions in your response. Did anything surprise you about your classmate’s description? Assess the responsibilities your peer listed and the Learning Patterns associated. Do you agree with their assessment? Would you be a good match for this job? Each response should be a minimum of 50 words.