I’ve only been learning online about nature talents for a few weeks, but I already see new hurdles, but I know it will all be gratifying. As I ponder on the three chapters I read in “Orienting Adults to Learning in Graduate Theology Education, I was able to learn about the necessary abilities to be successful while taking e-learning. The chapters I studied were regarding a description of self-directed learners of adult people, the traits or characteristics of adult learners, and learning or studying how to learn. Knowing this has caused me to consider the changes I need to make as a student, which I am confident will be for my betterment. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things have passed away; see, they have become new,” writes St. Paul. 2 Cor. 5:17. In this Bible verse, God reveals that we must consider changing and become new beings and that the changes we make are beneficial and for our well-being.
As an adult responsible for my knowledge, I will make several changes to better myself in my approach to learning. First and foremost, I need to make Setting reasonable and attainable goals the first area of concern and change. Once I see what tasks I have for the week, I create a plan to fulfill them. However, those objectives are not always achievable as per my expectations. Regrettably, I believe this was one of those ridiculous weeks I have ever had. Failure to achieve my set goals has reinforced my understanding of how and why I need to change. I didn’t arrange my reading assignments as carefully as I should have, and it cost me experience and much-needed family time. I would not want to feel rushed like this week too. So, it’s time to make a change.
Some other adjustment I’m going to make in my learning is to look for learning environments that are sensitive to the fact that I’m an adult learner. I believe that not all learning environments or vice versa are appropriate for me. I want to put myself in the best possible position for success; thus, I need to ensure that the educational environment or medium considers my situation as an adult learner. A conducive learning environment will result from my desire to be self-directed rather than manage and feed.
The last change I will make would be to improve my reading ability, which has also been one of the challenges I have been experiencing. For my success as an online student, I need to improve my ability to learn. In my reading tasks, I need to embrace and use proactive reading abilities completely. It will be beneficial if I can master mentally formulating the gist of the reading information. I’m used to reading the marketing comments, the author’s background, and the table of contents before critically evaluating and replying to what I’ve read and deciding how I’m going to use what I’ve learned.
Nevertheless, I don’t typically engage in the other necessary components of being a proactive reader. I would therefore want to make a change here, a shift in my reading strategy. I think that creating these adjustments will assist me in being a better learner and feeling more positive regarding my academic experience. I believe that the adjustments mentioned above will also help me improve my performance.
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