Friday, 12 December 2014

Week 10: Farewell!

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This week has really been emotional for me! I have all these mixed feelings of great achievement and satisfaction for accomplishing this wonderful course, as well as sadness and emptiness for this great journey to be coming to an end.

I remember my excitement to find out that I was selected for this course. It was amazing! Yet, now I can say, I had no idea about how actually wonderful experience it would be. I was only wondering whether I would be able to do all the tasks and achieve desirable results; I didn't actually know how many wonderful new things I was going to learn and, above all, how many wonderful and different new people I was going to meet.

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I still remember the phrase Janja used in her first post on introducing herself. She said: "What a motley group of people we are!" I believe this is one of the most beneficial things of this course: connecting people from different parts of the world, different cultural and economical backgrounds, and giving them the opportunity to discuss topics of interest for all of them. And not only discuss the topics, but share ideas, experiences and give feedback to each other. This is actually where I've learnt the value of peer feedback.
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I really want to thank everyone, starting from the course designers and instructors to all my colleagues.

Yet, special thanks go to Courtney, one of the best instructors I've had throughout my education. Courtney, you have always been very resourceful, reliable, patient and helpful. Thank you for not only teaching us how to use technology in our classes, but also for setting a great role model of teaching!

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I would like to thank all my colleagues who have so willingly participated in all our discussions for the last ten weeks. Learning from you and with you has really been amazing! I have learnt to value collaborative work and peer feedback much more. Thank you all so much!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Gordana,

    I just want to thank you for your active participation in all the discussions and postings along this course! You really showed us what "being involved" is like. I have learnt a lot from you! Thank you for being so productive and for sharing with us all those great ideas, feedback, and excitement! Keep up the wonderful work!

    Wish you the best!
    Ravaka from Madagascar

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  2. Dear Gordana,

    I am going to miss your wonderfully inspiring posts and your tremendous insight. Every task taken up by you was done well! This is quite an achievement!

    Your concern for others, careful observation and deep understanding really touched me. I learned such a lot from you. Keep up the good work!

    Thank you for all the encouragement and appreciation that you gave me! I do hope we can keep in touch. Give my blessings to Dunja and Ognjen.

    With lots of love and best wishes,
    Sharmila

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  3. Wonderful insights my friend. Wish you the best. I hope we can still be in touch and discuss ideas about international engagement.

    It's been a pleasure meeting you.

    Thank you for your support

    Keep in touch

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  4. Dear Ravak, Sharmila and Sergio,

    Thank you so much for the encouraging words. Learning with you and from you has really been an outstanding experience! I highly appreciate all your comments and ideas.

    Special thanks to Ravaka for being a part of the pen pals project :)

    Wish you all the best for the upcoming holidays!

    Keep in touch!

    Love from Serbia,
    Gordana

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