Prior to beginning this activity, read Chapter 12: School, Work, and Leisure, in the course textbook. In addition, to support a deep reflection about your knowledge gained from this chapter, reflect on your own educational journey, from your childhood through the present. Man wearing suspenders holding up his pointer finger.jpg In this reflection, Identify and explain key points throughout out your lifespan (childhood, adolescence, and adulthood) that have left an impression on your beliefs about receiving an education. Include at least three experiences: one in childhood, one as a teen, and one as an adult. Identify what led to the events and what effects each event has had on your academic journey or beliefs about earning a degree. Identify factors suggested to be effectors of development, by your weekly reading that align with your experiences (i.e., childcare, preparedness, learning environment). Share only information that you are comfortable with, or you may use another’s experiences or a fictitious example. To successfully do this, add proper citations throughout your writing. Your journal, this week, should be 400 to 500 words, and have an introduction and a conclusion as described in the Ashford University Writing Center’s resource, Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.). You should exhibit obvious attention to critical thought and understanding of the content, as demonstrated in Samantha Agoos’s TED-Ed Animation, 5 Tips to Improve Your Critical Thinking (Links to an external site.). You should include citations as needed to support your ideas. As this is your personal reflection about the material this week, your journal should limit the use of quoted material. Proper grammar should be applied, for which you should consider using the Writing Center’s Grammarly (Links to an external site.) resource. At minimum, cite your text to support your assertions within your explanation, but you may also use additional scholarly sources. The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. References should be listed following the reflection. You will have until 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 (Monday) to deliver this journal reflection.