Essay about Contemporary Review of Work Experience

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‘Learning through experience is the normal, common place approach to learning, and we take it for granted.’ Miller and Boud (1996)

After my work experience at Franklin College and St Mary’s school, I whole heartedly agree with this statement. During my life I have taken my experiences for granted for example throughout my academic career and vocational encounters I haven’t really reflected on them.
Swedish research that was later developed by Marton, Hounsell and Entwistle (1997) suggested that there were two types of learning – deep or surface learning. Whenever I have looked back at my experiences, I have looked at it at surface value rather than from a deep view; Piaget (1971) defines the deep view as ‘people who are willing to change
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My strategies that I created were very vague, because shadowing and observing were the only ones. I should have produced more strategies, for example one of my strategies could have been to make a list of questions that I wanted answering; another strategy I could have used was to plan the physical and mental skills that are required and expected of me; I could also try to monitor my progress throughout the experience, with tests or reviews with the host. no effective planning During the preparation of my learning contract I should have increased the contact I had with my host and consulted my personal tutor as they would have given me some useful information and guidance; I should have also thought about my previous experiences so I could have applied them to the contract. I became conscious through this that I don’t ask enough questions to clarify things, and in the future will try to be more inquisitive.
I am now going to review each learning outcome that I produced. My first outcome was to learn how to maintain discipline in the classroom/in a lesson which is a vocational outcome. I feel that I did achieve this, one in particular event was when there were scuffles breaking out every so often in the year 8…

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