Progress Chart

Progress Chart

Keeping track of my progress in the ALGC

This page will show my progress on each task in each of the ALGC courses.

It will be periodically updated.

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS


oscarslifeMy Learning Progress

Intercontinental Master’s Program

in Adult Learning and Global Change

COURSE: WORK AND LEARNING:

January 2009 – April 2009 Status: in progress

Assignment 1: Current development and Discourses on Work and Learning

Readings Block 1: COMPLETED

1.1 Forum discussion and posting on Brown and Schultz

1.2 Forum discussion and posting on other readings

1.3 Submission (1000 words)

Assignment 2:

Readings Block 2: Participation in education and work, identity and social exclusion

Readings Block 3: School and Work: Transitions and Alternation

2.1 Forum discussion and posting on Block 2 readings

1.2 Forum discussion and posting on Block 3 readings

1.3 Group Position paper (2000 words)

Assignment 3: The Future of Work and Learning

Readings Block 4:

Individual report (2000 words)


COURSE: ADULT LEARNING, PERSPECTIVES AND CONTEXTS

October 2008 – December 2008 Status: COMPLETED

This course focuses on conditions of learning and relevant theories.

TASK 1: Describing your everyday life context as a learning context: COMPLETED

I posted my description to the relevant forum.

I participated in the forum.

I posted my 3-page essay to the relevant forum

ASSIGNMENT 1: Comparing theoretical perspectives on learning: COMPLETED

It offers three discussion forums that develop from the required readings:

  • Constructivist/cognitive perspective
  • Phenomenographic perspective
  • Socio-cultural perspective

Submitted on Nov. 14, 2008

ASSIGNMENT 2: Identifying global aspects of learning: COMPLETED

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The final outcome was in the form of a group report.

Submitted on Dec. 12, 2008

The written output for this class are found at Adult Learning Context and Perspectives in the e-Portfolio


COURSE: LOCATING ONESELF IN GLOBAL LEARNING

August 2008 – September 2008 Status: completed

This first course has been very useful in getting myself established as a member of a very diverse and powerful cohort of international learners. It also provided with an initial overview of the It’s learning platform.

Tasks

I set up my personal information and personal page in e-portfolio and completed all tasks for this course as outlined in the instructions.

Outcome

Learning Partner: Jacqueline Thornley-Hall

My e-portfolio: https://www.itslearning.com/LIU/oscarvallazza/about/

Here you can view my post on Oscar’s Progress on capabilities and Learning plan

Here is a thread I started on How to keep a journal

Other completed tasks can be viewed at my e-portfolio.

Here are my posts for the course

Capabilities Self-Assessment Schedule: completed

Drafting of the document: initially a very long document that included my list of goals for the ALGC

Asynchronous and live feedback sessions with learning partner

The result is a document outlining the following:

– schedule of self-assessment of capabilities (present and desired levels of competence)

– list of the program objectives and how they will be met in my own capabilities

The other information included in the first draft was merged into the learning plan.

Learning Plan: completed assignment

Drafting of the document

Asynchronous and live feedback sessions with learning partner

Revised and improved document taking into account my learning partner’s feedback

Document submitted to tutor for evaluation and feedback.

My ALGC Document are posted on my e-portfolio: Learning plan & Self-assessment

ANNOTATIONS:

The initial capabilities self-assessment schedule was a very long document that included my list of goals for the ALGC. After receiving feedback from my learning partner, I have decided to include most of that information in my learning plan. The final capabilities self-assessment schedule was reduced to two table-like pages and included as an addendum in my learning plan.

I have designed the learning contract as a shell that I will then revise, adjust and fill as I progress into the ALGC. It is by no means a complete and executive plan. It provides me the necessary framework for my capability envelope. Paraphrasing what you wrote in one of your posts, it will be my way to bring some order to chaos.

Many of the resources and actions listed in the document may serve the purpose of meeting multiple goals across the spectrum of my capabilities. I did that intentionally, as I believe in a systemic approach that would maximize my learning and interface with cohort members’goals. The whole idea of the capability envelope is in my opinion systemic in its nature.

The self-evaluation section in each capability is still a work in progress. I thought I could design my self-evaluation as a set of questions that will help me assess the level of accomplishments of my goals. Those questions will be formulated at a later stage, once I have gained the necessary clarity about the program.

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