Thursday, 2 June 2016

Our last post (Justin Vihaan)

We would like to thank our team members, our teachers and thanks to basically everyone who has helped on this journey of Exhibition of learning. That means people like our mentor, our parents, the people from NGOs that have been so kind to help us with this controversial topic. And last but not least we are going to thank ourselves for staying together as a group and not ditching the group.

The day on Thursday when we presented from 8:00AM to 3:00PM to all manner of different people, including high-schoolers, middle-schoolers, grade 4 students, our buddies, SAIS students, GEMS academy students and many visitors. Something that we found challenging was to stand up for 7 hours straight and repeating the same thing again and again and again. Another thing we found challenging was some of the students started to leave in the middle of the presentation purposefully. Something that we liked was we got to eat two gummies because we needed sugar to stay standing all that time. Also, something we would change next time would be to not talk so loudly because, at 3PM, we ended up with sore throats.

In conclusion, Thursday was a celebration of Exhibition (which was a tiring one.) in which we presented the entire day to the people listed above and did rather well, at least to our knowledge.

Presenting at Exhibition

After exhibition I looked back and thought about how I could have presented better and what things I considered while presenting. While presenting projection of voice was important especially with so much noise all around you. Projection is vital when you want someone to know a message because if you have the right projection they should remember it. The second most important thing is to seem focused you seem. This important because you need people to take you seriously especially when talking to adults or other people older than you. The third most important thing is eye contact. Eye contact can show your audience that you're passionate and not to be taken lightly.
 Visiting SAIS really helped me understand these concepts.
You want to speak well you have to follow these things.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The end of Exhibition

Exhibition has finally come to the end. Throughout Exhibition, I have learnt to become a better learner in knowledge and the mind to help and care for others. One thing that Exhibition has helped me in myself was to overcome a fear of talking to many people, not being shy but being confident in speaking. Exhibition as also helped me to know group members more, before I knew only a little of them but now I know pretty much a lot from them.

I think a big part of Exhibition is to communicate, collaborate and being resilience. It all links because if your group does not collaborate or communicate well, you have to be resilient to keep on trying to be what you would like to achieve as a learner.

Even though Exhibition has come to the end, we are still doing our action plan. I think that our action plan will not stop just because we ended Exhibition or Grade 5 but keep on doing it over the summer or as we move to older grades. 

Exhibition has been a huge impact to me as a learner and myself, I would never want to forget the knowledge I had achieved from this progress.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

UWCSEA Skills and Qualities

 For skills and qualities from our school, I think we are going good for being resilient as despite arguing a lot, we also come together as a team and work out problems and whenever we aare at a dead end, we don't give up but keep on trying. It also relates to being critical thinker and communicating as we need these to develop us more to be part of the group. I also think that we are being principled as when some of our members could not do their homework because they were busy or anything else, they don't hide it but just say that they weren't able to do it and will do it as homework. I definately think that we should be honest if we did something wrong or didn't do homework because it is better to just admitt it and forget it rather than coming up with lies and excuses. I think that our group improved on collaboration but still needs to work on it.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Thoughts on Exhibition Posters

In class we have started to discuss about our posters and what we should and shouldn't include on our poster. I think the most important thing is Contrast, Alignment, Repetition and Proximity or CARP for short. CARP is something really good to think about because you get a good idea of how your poster should come together at the end. I feel that one of the more important things to think about is contrast. I think this because if your contrast is off people might not find your poster appealing therefore not come to your stall.