Assignment Description John Dewey, an American educational theorist, said that we do not learn from experiences, but we learn through reflectingon experiences. A large part of being an effective educator is the ability to reflect on your own learning and practice.
For this last assignment, you will reflect on the progress you have made on the course competencies. In this assignment, you will write a 2-4-page paper in which you will consider each course competency individually. Think about where you were when you started the course and where you are now. Finally, consider what your next learning steps will be. Assignment Complete the following: Access the Competency Self-Assessment Template [DOCX] Download Competency Self-Assessment Template [DOCX], given in the resources. This template lists the six course competencies.
Write a 2-4-page paper that addresses all of the following questions: How have you grown in each competency area? What are the key lessons you learned regarding each competency? How does your learning in each competency impact your practice as a special educator? Which competencies do you still need to address in future learning? How might you strengthen your learning in those competencies? For example, obtain a mentor, engage in additional reading, request feedback on your teaching, et cetera. Note: In your paper, be sure to use examples and specific details in your explanation on each of the points. Be sure your paper complies with current APA Style and Format.