April 7, 2013
Instructor: Kelly Raye
EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education
Final Assignment - Week 5
From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly: Life’s Transformation Cycle
Butterfly’s go through a transformational process called metamorphosis. This process has four stages that include an egg, a caterpillar hatches from the egg to feed, the caterpillar then wraps itself in a silk cocoon, and finally out of this cocoon comes a beautiful butterfly. Similar to the butterfly; all men and women go through a transformational cycle at least once in their lives. A human’s transformational learning cycle also consist of four stages. These four stages include; seeing and understanding that you have a meaningful problem, challenging the problem, figuring out a way to resolve the problem, and research a new way to look at things or way to do things pertaining to your specific problem. For many of us; transforming or changing things in our lives can be difficult, but in order to become the best person that we can be, we must commit to this learning cycle before we can recognize progression or growth.
I am currently going through my own transformational learning cycle with my son. He was born with complications that required me to potentially put my dreams on hold. Putting my dreams on hold was a problem because time was just passing us by and I did not want to wait until it was too late. I challenged this problem by attending Harris School of Business and obtaining a diploma in legal services. With this diploma I can work at any law firm or office. Come to find out; I still have a problem because this field is not in demand for entry-level employees, so I am now attending Ashford University to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science. I am hoping that by obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree, I will slightly resolve my problem and be able to find work in a field that I enjoy. Even though I will still have to continue my...