Reflecting on general education | Human Resource Management homework help

Prepare: Start by reviewing General Education Curriculum found in “Section Five: General Academic Information and Policies” in the Ashford University Academic Catalog, which addresses the core competencies that the general education courses must cover: Applied Ethics, Communication, Information Technology, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Reasoning.

Reflect: Think about the core competencies as previously mentioned and ponder on your time taking general education courses. Reflect on the specific courses not associated with your college major and determine the level of new information you have acquired that relates to the core competencies.

Write: Explain what you have learned about the principles guiding general education from this course and the courses you have taken in the past:

  • What are the most important concepts you have learned (a) from this course and (b) throughout your time as a university student?
  • Why do you think obtaining knowledge from general education courses is important?
  • What are your plans for putting your education to use within your community?
  • How might your newly acquired knowledge and skills shape your personal and professional development?
  • Support your claims with examples from required material(s) or at least two scholarly sources, and properly cite any references.
  • Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.

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    • This video provides a guide on the four principles of creating an effective presentation: planning, producing, practicing, and presenting. This information will be necessary for those students who wish to provide a PowerPoint presentation as an alternative to an essay as their Final Research Project. Transcript
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    • This website provides a slideshow on different PowerPoint presentation design principles, such as being simple and concise, choosing the right font style and size and choosing the appropriate template design.
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