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Tag count:
Dispositional: 1
Affective: 1
Interpersonal: 1
Cognitive: 1
Procedural: 2

This week’s material was very informative for me, and I realized that I haven’t been fully utilizing the 5 reflective domains in my reflections, particularly the affective domain. A colleague and coach at work recommended the book “Love for Imperfect Things” to me, which I decided to read. This book has been very insightful, and through reading it, I discovered that I can be quite harsh when it comes to judging myself. This realization made me realize that it could also be a reason why I judge others (& their work) so quickly.

Overall, I am very pleased with the self-discoveries that I made this week, thanks to the learning opportunities provided by Falmouth.

Notes on reflective domains:
Dispositional domain
Time management/general behaviour/discipline/motivation

Affective domain
Emotional awareness,self assessment, what external factors are impacting my abilities to focus

Interpersonal domain
Listening/negotiating/problem solving/decision making/assertiveness
Don’t get hung up on others, focus on yourself

Cognitive domain
Strengths and weaknesses in my approach to learning

Procedural domain
Assessing the skills you already have, where is improvement needed?

Reflective domains
Common mistake: merely describe context/experience.
The importance is the evaluation of the experience.

As a teacher, I was already familiar with the concept of “SMART” goals, as it is a technique that is taught to all students in their first year of study. However, I had forgotten about the 5 Ws that are used in mapping out the specific part of “SMART.” The video offered on Falmouth’s learning platform helped refresh my memory and anchor this important concept in my mind for the future. It’s always beneficial to revisit and refamiliarize oneself with previously learned concepts.

Notes on SMART:
S – Specific
Consider these questions:

M – Measurable
If the outcome is not defined, how do we know our goal is achieved?
These questions help: How much? How many?

A – Achievable
Keep the goals achievable, when approaching a new subject, start with material catered to beginners.

R – Relevant
Consider these questions:
Are you the right person?
Will we need these skills?
Is the timing right for this goal?

T – Time-bound
Time constraints are important, to make sure goals don’t endlessly pile up without getting results.
How long does the goal last? How much time is spent per week/month/day?