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1. Now that it’s over, what are my first thoughts about this overall project? Are they mostly positive or negative? Be specific
Generally, when I think about this project, the first word that comes to mind is different. It is a project that is completely different from all the other units we’ve done, which were all more concept-learning based and involved less self-initiation and self-led aspects. This unit challenged us in a different way. Maybe it wasn’t as academic as one would typically think, but it gave us an opportunity to view some real-world problems and take initiative to try coming up with solutions. It helped me develop some skills that make me more independent when working on a project that gives me so much freedom to explore whatever I want to.
2. What were some of the most interesting discoveries I made while working on this project? About the problem? About myself?
When researching my issue, I made a lot of shocking discoveries on just severely our Earth is polluted. I now have a lot more awareness of climate change and its impacts on both the environment and the general wellbeing of humans as a whole. Personally, I also made some improvements such as developing my planning skills and how to carry out plans successfully.
3. What were some of my most challenging moments and what made them so?
Since this project is very heavy on research, finding the right data and research was the most challenging since I had to make sure every piece of data I used was the most reliable, recent, and relevant possible. Naturally, there were a lot of pieces of data that turned out to be, although specific and accurate, irrelevant when comparing to the content of my project. Ultimately, I had to search in scientific journals, which generally turned up less frequently in search engines, to get the appropriate area of data I was looking for.
4. What were some of my most powerful learning moments and what made them so?
Throughout this project, the most powerful learning moments were when I discovered the actual data regarding my issue. I realized how vulnerable our planet is against the brutal industrialization and wrongdoings of humans.
5. What is the most important thing I learned personally?
Personally, I helped myself raise awareness of the climate change issues that indirectly lead to the ultimate destruction of our own planet. After this project, I have become more aware of my actions and how although they may seem insignificant, they might indirectly contribute to the global climate change that humans are slowly causing.
6. What most got in the way of my progress, if anything?
Nothing really got in the way. The most difficult part was still the research process I mentioned previously and how I struggled to find the right data to support me.
7. If in a team, how well did I and my team communicate overall?
8. What did I learn were my greatest strengths? My biggest areas for improvement?
I found my greatest strength to be putting together all the issues in an organized and visually appealing manner. Although the research process was difficult, I was very good at putting all the pieces I gathered into different types of media. What I could’ve done more on was the discussion of potential side effects or other issues that might arise if my system is put into action.
9. What would I do differently if I were to approach the same problem again?
I would pace myself in the different work blocks so I have an equal amount of time to work on all stages of the project (research, media production, finalization, rehearsing, etc.)
10. What moments was I most proud of my efforts?
During the presentation, I was the proudest of myself since it was very accomplishing to see myself presenting all the pieces I’ve gotten together and presenting a solution proposed by myself.