Questions: Professional Development Discussion
1) Provide a typed response to the two questions below; your post should be a minimum 250 words.
2) Rely to a classmate’s post (minimum 100 words).
The study by the AACU, described in this article, indicates that employers and college students view students’ career preparation and range of skills differently. For example, students are more than twice as likely as employers to think they are being well prepared. For this discussion, respond to these questions.
Question 1: Rate and describe how well you think your CD major has prepared you in these areas. Your ratings can be categorized by the following criteria: Poor, Adequate, and Excellent.
a) Working with others in teams: …show more content…
List each of these areas in bold type and clearly identify your rating and reasons for each one. For example, if you believe your major prepared you to work with others in teams cite examples of assignments or activities that you engaged in to build these skills.
Question 2: If you are interviewed for a position and the interviewer asked you if you felt you had both specific skills for a job working with children and a range of knowledge about children’s development, how would you respond? What examples could you offer as evidence for skills in one or both of these areas?
If the interviewer asked me if I felt I had both special skills for a job working with children and a range of knowledge about children’s development, I would respond yes, I do have specific skills for working with children and a range of knowledge about children’s development. I would explain the knowledge I gained from learning in the classroom about the DRDP forms, planning and implement a curriculum using FIRE (Family engagement, Language, Routines, and Environment) and the stages of child development in cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. I would also explain my experience working with children at internship sites and applying the knowledge with hands-on experience working with children, staffs, and families at the internship