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Reflecting upon the journal I have wrote throughout this course, I kept asking myself, what do I want to learn from this course? Or more over what do I want from university? This is a question I have been kept asking myself from the beginning of the university, Looking at the Bcom graduate profile did not help, I can’t tell why, but for some reason I feel the graduate profile is lacking something that makes me feel I really want this, I really want to become that person described in that profile. After read the reading this week by Christenson (2010) however, I think I have found the answer, it was simple, I just want to be happy.

 

It sound far stretched I know and strange even, but it all made sense when I connected this answer with the reading. “Powerful motivator in our lives isn't money; it's the opportunity to learn, grow in responsibilities, contribute to others, and be recognized for achievements. “ (Christenson, 2010). If you asked me about what I enjoyed the most with the Mike’s Bike simulation I think it would be the time I spent with my team and discussing the strategy and compete against other competitors, although our team were out performed by our competitors, I also want to thank the competitors for showing us a better strategy and we could learn from it. We have experience been in the top performance team and bottom performance team, understanding why did it happen really benefited and I think it is one of the key purpose of this course.

 

When reflecting upon the mike’s bike simulation, I have to admit I did not put 100% of my effort into this simulation, I did my job at the threshold capability, show up to the meeting and organized the teams etc., but I never did took the extra mile and contribute to the team. Partly due to the fact that most of the marks were on the summative journal and the lack of determination and consistency upon my part, for example comparing to the beginning of the course my commitment and passion towards this simulation were significantly lower. This maybe the cause of our decline and the reason why we become over ambitious on our decision making process.  

 

Overall, this course is novel compare to my experience of university life, it is unique and I am glad it is. Because it provides a unique experience and gave me the opportunity to experience and learn along with my team.

 

 

Christensen, C. M. (2010). How will you measure your life? Harvard Business Review, 88(7/8), 46-51.

3 Comments

  1. Hi again Martin,                        

    Again, your writing was very brief but this is not a bad thing at all. I know last week I gave you a novel-like feedback haha but this week, Daudelin's framework will not be the foundation of the review.

    Firstly, I really enjoyed your inquisitive nature 

    I kept asking myself, what do I want to learn from this course?

    The problem I identified from this, which is similar to many other students, is that you have been trying to find a purpose behind study. So profound though, how you simply conclude with the idea that you just want to be happy. Another problem I found was in the ending paragraph where you spoke about how the grade weighting influenced the effort invested in MikesBikes. I think that something that I have been taught the hard way  and through the weekly readings is that the smaller activities contribute to the bigger picture. For example, if I were to invest 110% in to MikesBikes, it would allow me to have experiences that would be great writing material for my summative journal. So perhaps in future efforts, big or small, "going the extra mile" will definitely pay off.

    A highlight of your writing was when you linked wanting to be happy with the theory in the second paragraph.

     “Powerful motivator in our lives isn't money; it's the opportunity to learn, grow in responsibilities, contribute to others, and be recognized for achievements. “ (Christenson, 2010). 

    You then go on to explain it using your interaction in your group and are humble in your approach when thanking the other teams for showing you a better strategy. Your attitude is sure to foster success. Your writing does not satisfy all of Daudelin's criteria but I do acknowledge your reflective nature. You go deep in trying to identify how this whole experience is relevant to you.  I am sure that you will go over all of your feedback to try and identify any improvements that you need to make. Thank you for this awesome reading and all the best for the summative journal and your future Martin!

    You smashed it!

    Ola Ioane.

  2. Hi Martin,

    I see what you mean and what you are trying to conquer from this course. However, it would be better if you approach the problem by analysing what you have done to achieve the concept of Christensen's review. I liked how you used quote from Christensen's reading however you need to put the page number in order to use quote citation properly. I recommend you to have a look at the APA referencing guide so you won't make the same mistake in your summative journal.

    Overall, I enjoyed reading your journal and all the best for the last big journal! (smile)

     

  3. I kept asking myself, what do I want to learn from this course? Or more over what do I want from university?

    That's a good thing.

    Looking at the Bcom graduate profile did not help,

    And I'm not surprised by that (indeed, I would be surprised if it did help as it is targeted at a different audience really ... employers and accreditation bodies).

    I did my job at the threshold capability, show up to the meeting and organized the teams etc., but I never did took the extra mile and contribute to the team.

    Hmm, let me be a little provocative. I wonder why you think you'll be act differently with the summative learning journal. 

    If you asked me about what I enjoyed the most with the Mike’s Bike simulation I think it would be the time I spent with my team and discussing the strategy and compete against other competitors, although our team were out performed by our competitors,

    I wonder what it was about that that 'worked' for you. How could you transfer that energy into your contribution to the team, etc.

    It's going to be interesting to see what you choose as a topic for your summative learning journal.