Week 6 Application Assignment: What Effects Will I Generate? Examining Consequences
Throughout your master’s program, you have been given numerous opportunities to apply the powers of your mind, as well as your heart, to issues concerning the well-being of young children, their families, and the early childhood field. And, as you have learned, this responsibility includes the obligation to examine not only your intentions, but also the unintended consequences of your actions.
For your Application Assignment this week, you will reflect on the intended and unintended consequences of your response and goals to the challenge you have chosen to address. You will be aided by the comments you received from the members of your MS in Early Childhood Studies community of practice in the Discussion. Your colleagues’ input and your own reflection will help you consider possible revisions to your response and goals in this course.
With these thoughts in mind, write a paper titled “Examining Consequences” addressing the following questions:
- What are the intended consequences of my response to the challenge I chose and my goals?
- What might be the unintended consequences of my response to the challenge and my goals? (Think about who might be influenced negatively or even potentially harmed, including children, families, the field, and/or other stakeholders.)
- What new challenges might result from unintended consequences?
- What will not be under my control?
- Based on this analysis, in what specific ways do I intend to modify my Statement of Response, my stated goals, and/or the composition of my Ideal Community of Practice?
Submit your “Examining Consequences” paper addressing all of the above questions.
Approximate length: 2–3 pages
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