John A. Engelhart
Performance and Training Technology
I found the transition into graduate school quite simple. The course work I completed for my minor at UNI prepared me for the requirements I would need to meet in order to successfully complete this journey I would begin August of 2006. The question I was asked by instructors was, “what do you want to do when you are done?” I answered this by telling them what I had done with the job description I found for being a trainer, I had cut this job description out of the paper and taped it to the inside of a folder which I was using to collect reference letter and my application for graduate school. When I am asked this question today I automatically think of that newspaper cutout from 2006. My goal for completing this degree is to ultimately become a trainer. The process of writing down my goal, or taping it inside a folder, makes me know exactly what it is I am striving for and can be my constant reminder of “what it is I want to do when I am done with school.” |
Through my time at UNI I have developed my belief that we all learn as a process of social participation. Group and teamwork provides a better outcome because there is a shared interest in the subject. Through shared knowledge and collaboration a group can produce a higher quality product than that which was produced by an individual. My personal philosophy is based around the Wenger and Lesser’s concept Communities of Practice.
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