Moodle 2 Development Course Request form help?

I'm filling out a development course request form on Moodle 2 and I'm not sure what to put for the following question.

Detailed course/section information: *

In order to ensure the correct settings for your course, please provide a detailed description of how this course will be used

The course I'm going to be taking is PSYC 201, Careers in Psychology, and I'm just not sure how to fill this out!

HELP!!

Please only answer if you ACTUALLY know what to do and aren't just guessing or answering for points.

Thank you!

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  • 9 years ago
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    I hope some of this information help you to give you some ideas.

    EXPLORING CAREER-RELATED ABILITIES, INTERESTS, SKILLS, AND VALUES

    Abilities

    These are things at which you're good and which come relatively easily to you. These include general intellectual abilities as well as specific one such as music, art, and mechanical abilities.

    Three practical measures of your intellectual abilities are your grades in specific high school and college courses, your overall grade-point average (GPA), and your scores on scholastic aptitude tests such as the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT). (Of course, if you are/were not motivated to do your best, your grades and scores may not accurately reflect your abilities.)

    Prospective employers and graduate admissions committees will use GPAs, among other things, to determine your eligibility for jobs and graduate programs. In the GSU Careers in Psychology course, students calculate their projected GPA at graduation. In fact, we have students calculate two averages: their likely GPA and their highest possible GPA. This exercise has several benefits. First, knowledge of this information may motivate you to work harder in your future courses to improve your grades in the terms you have remaining. Second, the exercise will give you an idea of how "competitive" an applicant you will be in the job search and, especially, for graduate school. And, although this information may be painful--e.g., you may have to accept the reality that your 2.75 won't get you into a Ph.D. program, you will avoid the greater pain of learning this too late to do much about it. Knowing in advance how you stand gives you time in which to make alternative plans, thereby maximizing your chances of reaching your ideal career goal.

    What if your highest possible GPA turns out to be lower than you would like? For one thing, you can prepare especially hard for the Graduate Record Exam, the entrance exam used by most graduate programs in which psychology majors are interested (see "What Is the GRE?"), hoping a high score here will compensate for your lower GPA. Secondly, you may have to adjust your expectations about graduate school--that is, if you were hoping to apply to a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology, you may have to think about a master's program in psychology (or in clinical social work or counselor education) because these typically have lower GPA and GRE entrance requirements. (For more information about these options, see the sections, "Master's- and Doctoral-level Careers in Psychology and Related Areas" and "Graduate School Options for Psychology Majors."

    Interests

    Have you ever known anyone who was good at something (ability), but who didn't really enjoy doing it? It happens. This is why interests are important--they motivate us to want to do particular things. Because you're likely to be more satisfied with your job if it permits you to do things you like, it's good to choose a career that matches well with your interests.

    One way to gauge your interests is to note how you spend your leisure time--i.e., do you practice your guitar, work on the computer, surf the web, work on old cars or repair broken appliances, volunteer at the homeless shelter? Another is to reflect on long-standing interests: Have you always been drawn to animals? the elderly? history?

    Skills

    Skills are specific abilities. For example, there are a variety of communication skills: You may be good at communicating effectively with a group, communicating well with just one other person, using words in writing, etc. Keep in mind that you can typically improve skills with practice--e.g., using a word processing program.

    A useful resource for assessing your skills is the chapter on "What Skills Do You Most Enjoy Using?" in the job manual, What Color Is Your Parachute (see "Books on Careers for Psychology Majors").

    Values

    Values concern those things individuals believe are desirable or good. Some people place a high value on integrity; others, on security; still others, on pleasure, independence, power, adventure, or love. Because values are often deeply held, it's painful if your work causes major value conflicts. Thus, it's important to be clear about your values so you can choose a career that doesn't put you in this position.

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