critical reflection 14

Learning to think critically by evaluating ideas and concepts presented in your courses is an important skill to develop and practice. As you respond to the questions in this assignment, keep in mind the 9 elements of critical thinking: accuracy, breadth, clarity, depth, fairness, logic, precision, relevance, and significance. Use these concepts to guide your analysis and written responses.Also, be sure to respond to the reflection questions with complete sentences and proper grammar.

ECTION 1:

Goal: To explore your biblical worldview through a series of personal reflective exercises.

Instructions:Answer each question with a minimum of 3 sentences, ensuring that you answer all aspects of the question and provide supporting details or examples.

An Overview

Go to the website: www.biblicalworldviewindicator.com to complete the Biblical Worldview Indicator. This will take approximately 15-20 minutes, and you will get a customized report.

When you get to that link, click on TAKE THE ASSESSMENT. You will select “No Passcode” option and You will be prompted to select your INSTITUTION, COURSE NAME and COURSE NUMBER (UNIV 104) from a menu. Once you have made that selection you will be able to register and take the assessment.

Share your results for each section.

Category

Score

Ontology

Cosmology

Eschatology

Axiology

Praxeology

Epistemology

Take a moment to reflect on your results and what they show you about your worldview.Do your beliefs align with a biblical worldview?What actions are you planning to take, based on your results?

Defining and Applying your Worldview

Below are 5 questions to help you clarify your worldview.As you respond to each question, go beyond a basic “yes” or “no” and explain your reasoning.Why do you believe that?Upon what do you base your belief?Remember to use complete sentences (minimum of 3 sentences per question) and supporting details.

  • Is there a God?If so, what is He like? If not, why?
  • Is man born with a natural tendency towards sin? Towards goodness? Neither?Explain.
  • Describe the life experiences, books, or people that have most impacted your beliefs and how you see the world.Share how they have shaped you into the person you are today.
  • What is man’s purpose on earth?
  • In order of importance, what are the four things you value most in life?Where does God fit into your list and why?


SECTION 2:

Throughout the Bible, you can see evidence of how God values creativity. From the creation story and the wonders of the world around us to how “fearfully and wonderfully made” we are as individuals (Psalm 139:14, ESV). In this vein, each of us has been blessed with our own creative skills.

In this section, evaluate your creativity by going to http://www.testmycreativity.com. Then, answer the following questions in complete sentences.Most will require a minimum response of 2-3 sentences.

  • What was your overall score?
  • Which was your strongest metric at the end? Which was your weakest?
  • Did the results surprise you? Why or why not?
  • So often, our concept of creativity is limited to artistic ability.How can we be creative without being artistic?
  • How do you know that God values creativity? Why is creativity important to God?
  • Think of a difficult situation where you have used creativity to come up with a solution. Provide details about the situation and the solution. Focus on creativity and try to weave in some of the metrics from the assessment you took for this assignment. This response should be a paragraph of at least 5 sentences.

SECTION 3:

Goal: To expand your understanding of goals and time management through personal reflective exercises.

Setting your Goals

What does success look like to you? Use the questions below to analyze three goals that you have for yourself. Look at each goal individually by answering the following questions in the charts below:

  • What is your B-SMART goal?
  • What are your reasons/motives for achieving this goal?
  • By when do you want to achieve this goal?
  • What sacrifices might you have to make in order to achieve this goal?
  • How does your goal align with God’s Word? Use scripture verses and/or biblical principles.

B-SMART Goal #1

Stated Goal

Reason/Motive

Time frame

Sacrifices

Biblical basis

B-SMART Goal #2

Stated Goal

Reason/Motive

Time frame

Sacrifices

Biblical basis

B-SMART Goal #3

Stated Goal

Reason/Motive

Time frame

Sacrifices

Biblical basis


Assessing Your Time Management

Time is a gift from God. Everyone has the same 24 hours each day / 168 hours each week. We can choose to use our time wisely or to squander it. What does your current use of time indicate about you? This activity will help you see how much time you spend on your weekly activities/tasks and what is left to “manage.”

Complete the chart provided below by entering your WEEKLY totals for each task.

Activity

Time Spent

Commuting

Work

Eating

Exercise

Home chores

Family time

Social time

Volunteering

Worship

Prayer/Bible Study

Personal grooming/hygiene

Entertainment (TV, games, movies, etc)

Shopping

Sleeping

Other

Total Time

TIME LEFT (168-Total time)

  • Do you think there is enough time “left” for your college course work?Why or why not?
  • As you review your time chart, what changes will you need to make to be successful in your schoolwork?If you do not see the need for change, explain why.

Answer ONE of the following questions in paragraph form.

1.Ponder the following verses from Galatians and explain what they tell you about your use of time.How is time management an example of “reaping what we sow”?

Gal 6:7 – “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (NIV).

Gal 6:8 – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for that proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (NIV)

2.Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (KJV). Explain the relationship between wisdom and “numbering our days aright,” or using time well?

Grading Rubric attached