How can the lessons you have learned in this course positively affect your life or career success?
What did you find the most surprising, and about what would you like to learn more?
Now that the course is over, do you think Stearns is right about the practice of history, critical thinking, and citizenship?
Why study history? The answer is because we virtually must, to gain access to the laboratory of human experience. When we study it reasonably well, and so acquire some usable habits of mind, as well as some basic data about the forces that affect our own lives, we emerge with relevant skills and an enhanced capacity for informed citizenship, critical thinking, and simple awareness of how the world works.
Did the course increase your ability to think critically about this period in history? Your critical thinking in general?
Change is constant in today’s workplace. To keep up, you need to keep learning.
When you want to improve your work-related knowledge and skills, you’re more likely to:
Ongoing learning also makes it easier to land your next job, if you ever need or want one.
Think about the skills and knowledge you need to stay current now and prepare for the future. Then use the following tips to increase your effectiveness as you learn for work.
When you can see how your learning fits into the bigger picture of your life and work—your career path—you’ll be a more motivated, more effective learner. Career planning is the ongoing process of shaping your career path, based on your skills, experiences, interests, and preferences. The process can help you make good decisions and take positive steps at all stages of your life.