- What did you create?
We created a memory wall, because we thought it is very important to let visitors or pupils at ISB know what FA is. We named the wall “Innovation Nation.” For this memory wall, we made three groups. One was the visual artists, one was the builders, and one was the historians. I was in the builders group. We created four tags for the years, since the visual artists wanted to organize the pictures by years. Also, because we had to put some significant objects on the wall, we designed and made two shadow boxes and assembled them with hot glue.
- What were your successes?
One of my successes was that our group had wonderfully designed and created the title, despite the problems at the beginning. Another success was that there weren’t too many communication problems. I say this because as an EAL student, I didn’t any trouble understanding my group members, and they did not have any trouble understanding me.
- What were your challenges?
Since I’m an EAL student, the biggest challenge, of course, was communication. On the first day of Ignite Week, I spoke Chinese, because it is my mother tongue. After that, I spoke in English, but it was hard to use my second language to communicate with others.
- How did you grow in my chosen L21 focus area in this project? What evidence can you share of that?
I improved in evaluating ideas. For example, the design of tags of years was mine. Another area I improved in was my creativity for the product. This can be supported by my design for the memory wall. It was a tree, and no one had the same idea as I had. However, I think my group members had a better idea.
- What are some ways that the skill I learned during Ignite week would be of value to me in the future?
The most important skill I learned was absolutely the communication skill. The first day during Ignite week, I only talked to people who spoke Chinese. However, I stepped out of my comfort zone to communicate with people whose mother tongue is English. Our facilitator also forced me think outside of the box. This skill will be valuable to me, because it help me build my confidence in English.