Thursday, 6 April 2017

Critical Reflection

Throughout this twelve weeks, I have gained a wider perspective on communications. It is not simply communicating with others but learning much more beyond that. One of the key takeaways was on how to handle conflict. I felt that it is very useful in preparing us for the work life in future where we will meet people from diverse backgrounds. I will need to learn how to adapt and understand different working styles to work well with others.

Through blogging, I also had the opportunity to learn from my classmates. It is a great platform to see them sharing their thoughts on different issues and how they managed to solve the problems they encountered. Moreover, the feedback system where we could leave comments on each other posts helped us to improve in our language use and obtain different viewpoints.

The difference in this communication module from other similar modules I have taken before is the enthusiasm of the tutor that drives me to pay attention in class. He was able to engage the class in participating every single lesson. My team and I had the honor to participate in the presentation showcase and applying the non-verbal cues learnt aid me in delivering my speech better and allows the audience to focus on my presentation.

Looking back at my first post on having a weak spot for presentations, I did gain more confidence along the way as I was constantly trained during lessons. It helped me to overcome my fear of speaking to a group of people. I believe that learning communications is a never-ending process. I am glad that I had many valuable takeaways that is essential in my learning journey. 

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sharon,

    Thank you for this highly detailed, heartfelt reflection on the CPDII module. I’m happy that you found it useful in so many ways, and that you could note a difference between our module and others that you had taken earlier.

    It warms my heart, in particular, that you feel you gained so much from the project work/presentation you did and also that the blogging was something you felt positive about. Of course, I do hope you can transfer some of the skills and know-how learned or polished in our module to your future study and the workplace.

    I also especially appreciate your many contributions to the class during the term, Sharon; and I'm thankful that you and your teammates were so willing to participate in the presentation showcase.

    Finally, you always brought such a warm smile and upbeat energy to the activities assigned in class. Having students like you makes teaching/mentoring a true pleasure.

    All the best as you continue your learning journey!