EXP105: Personal Dimensions of Education
Instructor Eva Ananiewicz
December 12, 2010
When you experience a dramatic change in your life, such as a career change or going back to school you are faced with learning a whole different set of skills and often doing this requires you to unlearn the old skills that you were so used to doing, and by doing this new kind of learning and as you are completing these dramatic changes in your life, you are broadening your horizons, (so to speak) you are opening your mind and realizing that there is always something new to learn and new ways in which to learn them, this is called Transformational Change. We do this kind of change in what is called a “learning cycle” and it is done in four stages. The first stage of the learning cycle is recognizing a significant problem, ask yourself what is the problem? Think hard and analyze the problem and look for possible solutions, the second stage is to narrow them down to the most logical solution. What solution will work best for you. After that plan carefully just how and what you are going to do, then (this third stage is the most crucial and causes the most stress) review and refine until your sure that you have a good well thought out plan, then the fourth stage is to implement your plan; put it into action, following these stages will help you decide on the best solution to your problem. Remember, that nobody plans to fail, they fail to plan. Let me briefly explain how this works and how I used this in my personal life: I was ordered by my Doctor to stop working and go on disability; as I need a heart transplant and the process is quite long. I was faced with a decision to just sit a home doing nothing till I get (or even if I was to get) a new heart or do something positive in my life. I chose to do something positive. So I realized the problem, and had to look at possible...