Goals for the students’ growth
Retain content for a long time
The students aim at attaining a high level of content retention. In this regard, they need to recall what they learn even after a long time. Their mind needs to accommodate sufficient information to enable better performance in the exams. Education is all about reading what has been learnt in class and elsewhere. Therefore, the students aim at practicing the mind habits that will better the level of understanding and thus increase the ability to retain the content. When the students can retain material for a long time, the learning process becomes effective (Costa et al, 2014). The need to keep on revisiting old content gets eliminated. Therefore, the ability to learn more new aspects is increased.
The education process aims at enabling the students to learn new and better mechanisms for handling different systems in life. In this regard, the mind habits ought to enable the students to think critically and device better forms of solving problems. Various techniques are already in place and that have been applied in solving problems in the past. However, the mechanisms do not present to be the best as time lapses. The students aim to become creative in handling different situations in life. Also, they need to be open-minded in the decisions that they make. This would allow the students to solve arising problems in a situational method. Therefore, each issue presents a different suitable solution in the long run.
Plan of action
For the students to attain the goals set above, they require having in place the plan of action to guide their efforts all along. Each of the goals presented will call for a different plan for action entailing various strategies to enhance the better attainment of the goals.
This is a plan of action that will allow the contention retention goals to be attained effectively. In this case, persistence requires that the students study consistently and without seizing to attain their best retention capacity. This plan of action calls for various forms of strategies:
Staying on the task for a reasonable time: in this case, the students need to take up responsibility and assign it sufficient time to have it completed (Hazy & Uhl 2015). Therefore, the task at hand needs to match the time allocated to it. The more the job, the more the time that ought to be allocated.
Portraying diligence: along the way, the students may face obstacles that hold them back. It is during such times that they need to show resilience and handle the problems head-on.
Applying different solutions: the students also need to take into account different ways of handling a task. This allows the students to have more than one solution to a problem. In this regard, the issue at hand ultimately gets a solution.
Creating, innovating and imagining
This is the plan of action that the students need to have to attain the creativity goals stipulated above. Various strategies ought to be applied under this plan of action to achieve the ultimate goal of innovation and creativity:
Exploring new resources: information is fundamental in the attainment of creativity. Therefore, the students need to explore the new books and other resources to get new information.
Exercising flexibility: the students also need to have a form of flexibility in the ideas that they think of and raise (Preston et al, 2017). They always need to accommodate new ideas as they come and be ready to take some risk in the decisions they make.
Impact of the plan on students’ internalization
The plan is expected to attain the goals set at the beginning. In this regard, the students are expected to retain more information after having to be more persistent in the studies. Dedicating more time to their learning would mean better levels of concentration. Therefore, the students will be wiser and well positioned in responding to various questions.
Also, the plan will allow the students to have more flexibility in the decisions that they make. Due to the broad consultation on various resources, the student will have new and better ideas. As such, they would be able to offer better solutions to the arising cases at their disposal. With the plan in action, therefore, the students will be more creative and have more in-depth knowledge.
Reflection of implementation
Various attainments were made during the execution. First, the resources consulted were more than the previous plan included. Also, the time allocated to the study tasks was more than it was previously. More in-depth information was attained during the study. The level of flexibility ion the decisions made from the research conducted was also accomplished. However, the number of resources used was too many for the task at hand. Therefore, some of the information collected proved to be irrelevant to the work assigned. This would be improved in future by taking into account several resources that are relevant to the area of study.
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Hazy, J. K., & Uhl-Bien, M. (2015). Towards operationalizing complexity leadership: How generative, administrative and community-building leadership practices enact organizational outcomes. Leadership, 11(1), 79-104.
Preston, C., Savage, M., Payton, M., & Barnett, A. (2017). Towards tomorrow’s successful digital citizens: Providing the critical and dialogical opportunities to change lifestyles and mindsets.