*Using the reflective conversation guidelines, conduct a reflective conversation with peers or classmates who help you:
· Develop one (1) course of action for a real or hypothetical problem which is related to both your portfolio theme and current or prospective educational work environment. Note: If incorporating information from the workplace, be sure to avoid mention of all identifying information such as the name of the organization, the names of individual affiliates, and sensitive or proprietary information. Check with your supervisor before you share information from your workplace.
· Challenge the course of action.
· Construct an improved course of action.
Journal Entry 5: Reflective Conversation
From the Blog activity, analyze the fundamental obstacles and opportunities for the potential implementation of your improved course of action. Next, suggest the main ways in which you might address the obstacles you have analyzed.
· Incorporate pertinent knowledge that you obtained from your previous M.Ed. Program coursework by referring to at least three (3) previously studied theorists and / or research studies to support your analysis.
· Discuss one to three (1-3) pieces of evidence / artifacts from your previous coursework to support your analysis. Attach your chosen previous assignment(s) as pieces of evidence / artifact(s) to your journal entry in your Optimal Resume e-Portfolio. Identify the ID and title (for example: EDU599 – Education Capstone) of the courses for which you had produced the assignment(s).
Note: If you do not have an artifact, attach the description(s) of your chosen previous assignment(s). Artifacts do not count as part of the 1-2 page length requirement.
· From the Blog activity, evaluate the usefulness of the reflective conversation for analytical thinking and problem solving. Suggest key measures that you would take in order to make the reflective conversation a more effective and meaningful tool. Justify your response.