One thing that really hits home from this semester is the fact that we were given so much free reign in our assignments. For example, we were supposed to do a research paper, but instead, I did a video on my topic. I think that being able to use my creativity so much in this class will help me in the future with approaching assignments in new ways.
Hopefully my fake glasses arrive soon so I can take creative pictures like this.
Metacognition was my favorite journey log to do. I really enjoyed writing the short story about the monster. Before this class, I didn’t even know what metacognition was. It took a lot of googling for me to finally figure it out.
A picture of my monster, Randolph, that my friend drew on Snapchat
I think that metacognition will be really important in the coming years. As I grow up and move into the work field, I’ll need to have a good understanding of how I process information. I didn’t realize until this year how important it is to be aware of how you think about things.
Openness is the final habit of mind that I’m going to talk about. I really enjoyed drawing the picture, and I was pretty proud of the symbolism behind the image. I felt like I had really incorporated the week’s readings into my journey log.
Before this class, I had a very narrow understanding of what openness could mean. I never really liked the word before, because it always had a negative, political meaning to me. Now, I see openness with a more open mind. It doesn’t mean I have to change who I am or how I do things; it just means I have to understand that there are other ways to do things and that it’s okay.