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LASSI - Attitude & Motivation


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LASSI - Attitude & Motivation

  1. 1. WillLASSI WORKSHOPHokling CHEUNG Self-regulationOffice of Education Development & General EducationCity University of Hong Kong (2011-12) Skill
  2. 2. Learning And StudyStrategies Inventory(LASSI) WillSelf-regulation Skill“The LASSI is the assessment of students awareness aboutand use of learning and study strategies … both covert andovert thoughts, behaviors, attitudes and beliefs that relateto successful learning … can be altered througheducational interventions.” H&H Publishing, 2011
  3. 3. Workshop Intended OutcomesUpon completing this workshop, you will be able to:1. Describe the impact of motivation and attitude on learning and success2. Explain the importance of goal setting, steps & criteria for setting SMART goals3. Identify CityU Undergraduate Outcomes, personal goals for university study and possible ways to achieve them4. Formulate one short-term goal & related action plans
  4. 4. Why am I here?
  5. 5. Why am I here? - verb 1. lounge around 2. be idle
  6. 6. The LASSIscores helpreveal both ofyour “covertand overtthoughts,behaviors,attitudes& beliefs.” Peer Learning Out-of-class learning activities ExchangeSecondary school University study Work & beyond How to make good use of these opportunities and facilitations to achieve my goals and pave the way for success in my career and life? Intervention & CHANGE! Skills & strategies transferrable ..
  7. 7. It is a knowledge hub where you can collaborate with a lot ofmasters, peers and friends through different activities and makeuse of resources and services to facilitate your own journey ofknowledge, discovery and innovation.World rankings129 QS World University Rankings 201015 QS Asian University Rankings 2011
  8. 8. Where do I want to go?I am the pilot!What is my goal? How clear is it? How can I achieve it? Whatshould I know and do to make myself able to reach my goal?
  9. 9. Understanding the society, the global world and beyondUnderstanding the learning context Understanding & developing yourself
  10. 10. We have toexpand thisarea. But how?
  11. 11. Understanding Yourself Do you know how your beliefs about yourselves affect your attitude, development, and chances to be successful?
  12. 12. “Successful learners are not only confidentof their abilities. They also believe thatinvestment in learning can make adifference and help them toovercome difficulties – that is, theyhave a strong sense of their own efficacy. By contrast, students who lack confidence in their ability to learn what they judge to be important and to overcome difficulties are exposed to failure, not only at school, but also in their adult lives.” Learning for Tomorrow’s World – First Results from PISA, 2003
  13. 13. Understanding Yourself Understand your learning styles, strengths, and needs. Embrace a positive attitude towards yourself, your study, and university life. Identify your own interests and set goals.
  14. 14. Keep asking yourself these questions. Who am I? What do I aspire to be?Reflect on your Think positive.experience and Focus also onlearn from it, your potentialsuccess or and developmistake. yourself! Enjoy Be proud of learning. who you are. You can be wiser and better than yesterday. Focus on your potential as well.
  15. 15. What is university study like?
  16. 16. levels of intellectual skills and behavior important to learning. CREATING EVALUATING ANALYZING APPLYING UNDERSTANDING REMEMBERING Revised Bloom Taxonomy, L. Anderson, 1990 Image source:
  17. 17. Things I wish I had known inmy first year• GPA/CGPA is so important!• Exchange and internship opportunities• GE? Interdisciplinary courses? Why?• Learning strategies: OBTL, LASSI, Peer Learning (PALSI), ePortfolios• Academic honesty: so serious?!• Language requirement to fulfill?• People: academic advisors, mentors (advice & network!)• Hostel? Scholarship? On campus services?• Personal development activities• Career advices Do ask questions!!
  18. 18. What is expected from work and the real world?
  19. 19. Investment AnalystWe look for top caliber candidate to join our Hong Kong team.Profession Description:• responsible for strategic asset allocation and portfolio construction of model portfolios across different client segments and product platforms• design, produce and present a range of communication and investment reporting solutions, including regular newsletters, performance and attribution reports, market and investment commentary• presentations for advisers and clients in large scale client investment briefing event• provide media commentary and be the investment “face” for media activities• in conjunction with the Head of Investment Product Marketing, active involvement in researching, selecting, monitoring and managing external investment manager relationships, 3rd party funds and external fund/product providers• managing external investment manager relationships IPAC FINANCIAL PLANNING HONG KONG LIMITED Officer – Management Accounting (Property) The Finance Department is responsible for providing financial analysis, planning, control and accounting services to the key business units within the Club. With the Club developing its business to meet new customer needs, Finance is playing an expanded and increasingly proactive role. We are looking for a proactive and self-motivated individual to join its Planning and Analysis team to provide analytical support to business units. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Source: Classified Post, SCMP August 1, 2011
  20. 20. Brand Marketing ManagerRequired Skills/Experience• Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred• 3-5 years of Brand / Marketing Management, preferably with a leading consumer company or ecommerce consumer brand• Media knowledge across multiple media channels including but not limited to broadcast, print, direct mail, OOH, and emerging media• Experience in defining, building and supporting brands• Strong analytical capacity with experience presenting and communicating findings to executive team• Be goal-oriented, self-motivated, creative, flexible and adaptable to new situations• Ability to think strategically in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing to meet deadlines Shift Media Group LimitedInternet/E-Commerce Lawyer• The right candidate must have experience in legal matters relative to the Internet, software and technology.• He/she also must have knowledge in trademark law, copyright infringement, patent law and defamation.• He/ She will have to understand software, technology and the Internet, and the laws that govern them.• He/She will ideally have some knowledge about Hong Kong labour legislations.Qualifications:• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, drafting and negotiation and problem-solving skills• Ability to manage numerous time-sensitive matters simultaneously in a fast-paced environment with meticulous attention to detail• Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written• A team player with the ability to work well independently Copypaste Limited Source: Classified Post, SCMP August 1, 2011
  21. 21. Senior Safety Officers / Safety Officers / Assistant Safety Officers• Good communication skills in both written and spoken English and Chinese• Conversant with the use of common computer software• Has confidence and self-belief in accident prevention principles• Belief in the concept of working as a team player• Aspires to succeed in pursuing the career path of a health and safety professional HSIN CHONG CONSTRUCTION GROUPSenior/Electronic Project Engineer (Wearable Technology)Responsibilities:• Responsible for developing new electronics and samples• Working closely with mainland engineers for project management• Monitoring sample & production schedule of electronics with mainland suppliers• Handling components sourcing, evaluation & BOM preparation• Technical support to suppliers on ODM productsRequirement:• Enthusiastic and motivated candidate with electronics background• Higher Diploma or above in Electronic / Computer Engineering• Minimum 3 years related engineering working experience• Familiar with manufacturing process and hands on with prototyping techniques an advantage.• Familiar with PCB layout design• Prior experience in handling electronic products would be advantageous (i.e. electronic toys, household appliance)• Ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently with minimal supervision.• Good command of spoken & written English and Chinese• Occasionally travel to Dongguan factory and supplier is required FIBRETRONIC LIMITEDSource: Classified Post, SCMP August 1, 2011
  22. 22. GRADUATE OUTCOMES for Undergraduate Students
  23. 23. Are you ready tochange and excel?
  24. 24. “Change is a challenge andan opportunity; not athreat.” Prince Phillip of England
  25. 25. MotivationTwo typical ways to motivate people.What are the differences between these two types of motivation?
  26. 26. Scarlett Johansson Reveals The Secrets Behind Her Black Widow Iron Man 2 Body “It was many, many, hours, days, and months of stunt training and strength training, but its fun because I had a goal,” she told People. “The goal was the Lycra catsuit.” NBC New York, July 27, 2009 “There is no achievement without goals.” Robert J. McKaine "Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life." Harvey Mackay Image source: Special credit: D. Santandreu Calonge, LASSI workshop presentation 2010
  27. 27. RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us There are many reasons to motivate people. Find out what you believe and value. Motivate yourself and stayIs it true that the higher the highly motivated until you achievereward, the better performance? your goals.
  28. 28. When we are motivated bygoals that have deepmeaning, by dreams thatneed completion, by purelove that needs expressing,then we truly live life. Greg Anderson
  29. 29. Goals are a blueprintfor success. They tellyou where to aim yourenergies and give youlong-term vision andshort-term motivation.
  30. 30. I did set goals before. However, it didn’t work. I can never achieve them anyway. Why bother? You try to do too much at once You don’t have clear, measurable goals You don’t have a plan You don’t understand what’s really holding you back You make resolutions around what you think you “should” do (no enthusiasm or “In the absence of clearly- passion ?!) defined goals, we become You did not make them a priority strangely loyal to performing Jane Chambers daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.” Robert Heinlein
  32. 32. Concept of SMART Goals for Project Management1. Specific - consider who, what, when, where, why & how in developing the goal2. Measurable - include a numeric or descriptive measurement3. Achievable - consider the resources needed and set a realistic goal4. Relevant - make sure the goal is consistent with the mission Marjory Pilley5. Time-bound - set a realistic deadline. the skills and strategies in settinggoals transferrable to the workplaceand other areas of your life?
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  34. 34. 12 Practical Tips to Achieve Your Goals1. Identify your values, beliefs, and interests (understand yourself)2. Set role models3. Discuss with other people with different backgrounds and experience4. Write down your goals & visualise them (Talk about them. Don’t make them a secret!)5. Set short term goals which help achieve the long term goals6. Ensure they are SMART goals7. Set action plans (specify tasks, deadlines, identify standards, remark activities to join, resources to explore and use and set reminders!)8. Put plans into ACTIONS9. REFLECTION10. Make necessary adjustments (keep documentation & collect evidence)11. Celebrate the effort your have put in, what you have achieved, and what a better person you have become (Reward yourself and share with other people)12. Be positive and have confidence in yourself
  35. 35. ACTION Plan for My Goal: SMART checked. _________________________________________Importance Schedule Action Plan Intended Outcome Purpose
  36. 36. SMART checked. ACTION Plan for My Goal: I want my CGPA be at least 3.3 and I want to have better understanding of the advertising industry locally and globally by the end of my university study.Done Importance Schedule Action Plan Intended Outcome Purpose *** Everyday I will go to sleep by 11pm & wake up at 7 Have enough rest to recover from HEALTH: Keep my body strong every morning. study and attend classes on time. and fit. *** First week of Collect more information for the Join the exchange programme in the LEARNING & CAREER: arrange semester A exchange and internship programme. second year and internship in the final the best timing for both Find out all requirements and schedule. year. activities. ** Second week of Join LASSI workshops on Study Aids & Use effective tools to manage my LEARNING: I want to master semester A Self Testing learning. well my university study as I foresee it will be very different from my secondary one. ** Third week of Library’s information skills workshops: Avoid plagiarism unintentionally. Make LEARNING: As recommended semester A Preventing Plagiarism, Using Library use of the library resources for study by a senior year student, these Catalogue & Introduction to Databases, and assignment. workshops are good and skills E-Journals, and E-Books developed are useful through out the university study & beyond. *** (8:00-12:00) Study at home and do assignment Submit assignments on time and get LEARNING: get high GPA & Every Mon & grade A- or above really master the subjects Wed *** (2:00-18:00) Study in the library and do assignment Every Tue & Thurs * Every Friday Social gathering with friends and Enjoy life and develop friendships and SOCIAL: friendships & network afternoon classmates. Eat or do exercises together. network
  37. 37. “The only way of finding a solution is to fight back, to move, to run, and to control that pressure.” Rafael Nadal "My ambition is to be a very, very normal guy. A very humble guy. To play tennis, which I love and want to be the best. And, when Im done, I just want to be at home with my friends."Image source: credit: D. Santandreu Calonge, LASSI workshop presentation 2010
  38. 38. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” Author Unknown“What you get by achievingyour goals is not as importantas what you become byachieving your goals.”Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.” Brian Tracy
  39. 39. “It is our choices …LIFE that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Professor Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1993)Wish you all the best in your university life and beyond.
  40. 40. References• Chambers, J. (2008). Jane Chambers: Specializing in Executive, Business and Retirement Coaching. Retrieved on 28 July 2011, from• Chan, J. (2010). “KPMG seeks ‘innovative’ employees” in Classified Post. Retrieved on 28 July 2011, from seeks-innovative-employees.• Coffey, H. (2008). Bloom’s Taxonomy. Retrieved on 28 July 2011, from• Notarianni, R. (2010). “Communication professionals are in demand” in Classified Post. Retrieved on 28 July 2011, from industry/sales-marketing/communication-professionals-are-demand.• Pilley, M. (2011). Explaining the Concept of SMART Goals with Examples. Retrieved on 28 July 2011, from• Programme for International Student Assessment & Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (2003). Learning for Tomorrow’s World – First Results from PISA. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.• Rowling, J. K. (1998). Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. UK: Bloomsbury.• RSAnimate. (2010). Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us. Retrieved on 28 July 2011, from• Weinstein, C. E. & Palmer, D. R. (2002). LASSI User’s Manual (2nd Ed). H&H Publishing Company.