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  2. Reflecting on 2007?

    Thursday, December 20th, 2007

    The end of the year is always a time for reflection, especially if you are on holiday and are spending time catching up with your family and friends.

    Its often when we have to answer the question ’so what have you been up to?’ that we start to think about what we have achieved for the past year.

    Thinking back or reflection is an important component of learning and many universities regard it as an essential study skill.  It’s also an important life skill.

    In a brochure about reflection, the Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh says:  "the more we reflect consciously, and make time to do it, the more reflection can become a useful habit that guides and informs what we do next."

    The University says reflection or deep thinking involves a mixture of elements such as:

    1. Making sense of experience
    2. ‘Standing back’
    3. Repetition
    4. Deeper honesty
    5. ‘Weighing up’
    6. Clarity
    7. Understanding
    8. Making judgements

    So how are you going to reflect on your past year? Look at the advice from the Queen Margaret University brochure and your answer to ’so what have you been up to?’ may help you plot your course for 2008!

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  3. Sopheak’s Choice

    Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

    Australia Network’s Nexus program spends a day in the life of one of Geraldine Cox’s remarkable Sunrise graduates this week and it is an inspirational story.  Sopheak Louch came to the Sunrise orphanage when he was 11 years old, unable to read and write, having never attended school.  Now 19, he is studying in Australia at Adelaide’s prestigious Prince Alfred College and is aiming to attend university.

    Sopheak is a young man who came to Australia to learn, but who has taught those around him so much. 

    You can watch his story by going to Geraldine’s achievers page and selecting the Video story about Sopheak from the play list (it’s item 4).  A transcript of the story is also available on the Nexus website.

    Sopheak is a genuine example of someone who is realising their potential … watch his story and tell us your reaction - we’d love to hear your comments.

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  4. Writing it down makes it real

    Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

    Kylie Taylor from Taylor and Khoo says one of the things she’s good at is writing lists and in the day to day what I need to do at work sense I am too.  But when it comes to listing my goals I tend to just talk about them - maybe that’s why my New Year’s resolutions are just resolutions and not actions! 

    Thinking about how Kylie and Valerie from Taylor and Khoo are such master goal setters, maybe its time I took a leaf from their book and started writing down my goals as a to-do list that I set deadlines for like any other task.  Perhaps this blog is where we can all start writing our goals for 2008?  So here’s some of mine to begin …

    In 2008 my goal is to have a healthier lifestyle and I’m going to do this by:

    • eating a healthy breakfast every day;
    • drinking more water; and
    • actively exercising every weekend.

    There I’ve committed my goals to a to do list … so what about you?  What are your goals for 2008?

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