Critical Thinking ask valid and logical questions that promote a deeper understanding of the issues being examined

Read chapters 9-10 in Learning Through Serving. Read chapters 16-18 in Pour Your Heart Into It.

Reflection Journal

This week, through our readings and discussion, we explored how we can make the most of failure, how we can expand our horizons, and the notion of ethical awareness. Additionally, we have begun to explore the following course outcomes:

read and extract information and ideas from a variety of texts – Critical Thinking ask valid and logical questions that promote a deeper understanding of the issues being examined; – Critical Thinking identify the internal and external factors that affect the process of decision-making; – Critical Thinking & Respect for Diversity express a well-informed, personal viewpoint and show an understanding of his or her own biases; and -Critical Thinking & Respect for Diversity & Communication articulate how learning extends beyond the classroom. – Communication, Lifelong Learning & Social, Ethical & Professional Responsibility In your journal, reflect back on what you have learned so far through the course readings, assignments, and discussions (you are encouraged to reflect back on previous weeks as well). Answer each of the following questions to guide your reflection:

What, if anything, did you find surprising, particularly challenging, interesting, or just beautiful? (10pts) From what you know about this course so far, what connections can you make to previous learning experiences, and how do you think this course will help you as you move forward in your college and professional life? (10pts) How do the course outcomes (listed above) for this week apply to your experience so far? (10pts) What specific ideas did you learn from the Starbucks book this week that you could use in your every life or future career? (10 pts) What questions do you still need answered? (10pts)

Grading Criteria Assignments

Maximum Points

Meets or exceeds established assignment criteria


Demonstrates an understanding of lesson concepts


Clearly presents well-reasoned ideas and concepts


Uses proper mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling and APA structure.





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