At IBIS we have the big subject Personal Skills development. This consist four subjects.
These images show evidence of my learning process during this term. They are assignments for International world of business and for fundamentals of business. These images stand for the progression of the Meta-skills. I learned how to define a problem in a company and I came up with possible solutions. In my reflection you can read a broader view of my learning process, wich contains the Meta- skills that are involved.
I have noticed that I actually use the Meta-skills in my life. When we had the meeting for the ball in January for the Youth, I was more aware of where problems might show up. I was able to think in the bigger picture and I came up with new ideas. I like to challenge myself to use what I have learned. I think the Meta- skill lead needs to be teached more, the subjects we have had did not contain this meta skill. I think I need to practice more with the skill 'Execute'. This is more focussed on the real business cases. Now that is still a bit new for me, but I want to learn more about it.
In this subject we looked at different events that happened in the past. We started at barter and ended with the oil crisis. The assignment was to pick an event yourself and present that. You had to make a timeline, poster and mind-map. I chose the introduction of the euro. This was an important event for the history. I found it interesting to look for the information and to see how everything is linked. The part of the presentation I am proud of mostly is my own little research. I asked family members, but also my economy teacher in high school, to write something about their opinion of the introduction of the euro. Most of them said that they converted everything to gilders in the beginning. They all thought it was a good move, because you can travel more easy within Europe now. Those reactions showed the best what impact the euro had on the society.
After the StrenghtsFinder test we did, 5 themes turned out to be my strengths.
My name is Saray Koel, I believe that I am here for a reason. I live to reach out to other people, because that is what God asks me to do. I aim for taboos to be broken, so people can overcome insecurity, stand up and speak! I’m good at leading and activate others. I see the positivity in each situation and person, because I know that everyone is unique. I am a hard worker and I am professional and responsible for what I do. So far I did several things: I was a volunteer in a lepra community in Kenya, I organised activities for youth, I trained and coached a sport team and I wrote and lead the Easter play in High school.
Master plan: at the first lesson of what’s in my backpack we defined different things of who we are. This gave a good view of what we had to improve or of what we were already capable of.
After all the classes we had to write a reflection. you can read them all if you click on this PDF
Within this course we learned how to use Google in a good way. I did not knew there tricks to search for your information. The most valuable lesson was the lesson about how to make a source list. I still need to practice with it, but I know how to start.
This part of PSD we learned, well pretty logic: thinking and reasoning. We learned how you percieve informations (senses), how you react on different situations, how to make good argumentations ect. We had to write about that in our own blogs. In that way we were triggered to think about our own thinking and reasoning. If you want to know my experiences and thoughts, go to my blog.
In this class I learned to work with the Business Model Canvas. One of the most important parts is the value proposition. Here you define the value of the company, so what makes them stand out. The value proposition is dependent on the choices made for the customer segment. In one of the classes we had to make a value proposition canvas for the company phone blocks. This is shown in the images container.
At the English classes I learned new words and grammar. I improved my speaking and writing. I made a test to see if I had understand the units. I made the test very well. The classes are interesting, because it is diverse. There is a good balance between explanation and practicing. I hope the classes will be more challenging next term, because than I can learn more.