Identifing Activities and Reflecting on your Learning

As you enter your activities, it is important to think about the learning that you have experienced through each one.  Think about how each has been unique, what you liked about each one - and what you didn't - and what that experience has taught you about yourself.  It is important to think about what you learned about yourself personally and professionally through these activities.

Here is an example of an entry for each of the four categories: participation, leadership, preofessional and educational development, and honors, awards and recognition. The bolded words represent the fields that you will have to fill in in the database. The unbolded words are examples of possible answers.

            Participation

Organization Name: SIFE Acadia

Contact Name: SIFE President's name

Position: President

Email: president@sifeacadia.ca

Phone number: 902 000-0000

 

Activity Description:  SIFE Acadia (Students in Free Enterprise) - a not-for-profit organization and part of a world-wide movement. We are Acadia students from all disciplines who are dedicated to inspiring entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviours. Our outreach programs educate the community to understand concepts that make them successful as individuals and community stewards.

 

Position/Event/Honour: Participant

Learning Statement

What I learned about myself personally and professionally:

 

I realized that I am skilled at making presentations and that I enjoy troubleshooting when a project goes off track.

 

Leadership

 

Organization Name: Wolfville Skating Club

Contact Name: Mrs. President

Position: Club President

Email: president@wolfvilleskatingclub.org

Phone number: 000-0000

 

Activity Description: The Wolfville Skating Club is a Skate Canada sanctioned figure skating club for skaters of all ages and levels.  Its aim is to provide programs that offer skaters opportunity for fun, fitness and achievement in the sport of figure skating. 

Position/Event/Honour: Professional Coach

Learning Statement

What I learned about myself personally and professionally:

 

I realized that I love teaching the younger skaters.  I learnt the importance of getting and giving constructive criticism with positive feedback and how to be supportive of my skaters in high pressure situation. I realized that communicating with my students was much easier than communicating with their parents when issues arose.

            Professional and Education Development

Organization Name: Recreation Nova Scotia

Contact Name: Name of trainer

Position: Trainer

Email: person@recreationassociationofns.gov.ns.ca

Phone number: 000-0000

 

Activity Description: Recreation Nova Scotia is a province wide not-for-profit organization that provides programs and services intended to enhance the capacity of its members to offer and deliver recreational opportunities that improve the quality of life for all Nova Scotians. Recreation Nova Scotia exists to lead, inspire and support Nova Scotians towards healthier futures through recreation experiences.

Position/Event/Honour: Coach Level 1

Learning Statement

What I learned about myself personally and professionally:

 

I learned that before this experience I did not know the difference between training and coaching, and the responsibility I have to my players and the team. I learned the concepts of fair play and how, as the coach, I am the key person that ensures the rules of fair play are followed. I learned that motivating others is tough but I did pick up a few tools and techniques along the way.

            Honours, Awards and Recognition

Organization Name:  Recreation Nova Scotia

Contact Name: Name of trainer

Position: Trainer

Email: person@recreationassociationofns.gov.ns.ca

Phone number: 000-0000

Position/Event/Honour: Undergraduate Mathematics Competition - Best paper first year student

Activity Description: This competition is open to any registered undergraduate student at Acadia from all departments and faculties. The problems are challenging and are designed to test your mathematical mental toughness without requiring really advanced mathematical topics.

Learning Statement

What I learned about myself personally and professionally:

 

I really didn't think I had a chance to win this competition but I learned that it wasn't my math skills that did it but my problem solving skills that really made the difference.