22 March 2010

I & E Learning Journey reflection

1. How do you find the product designs in the red dot museums?
I find the products very innovative, and it shows me how professional designers and engineers design and make things, and the way they actually incorporate one product with another, and some of them are something tat is so easy to think of, yet we did not think of them.

2. Are you able to relate the designs to what you have learnt form scamper?
Yes, I can. I would think that professional designers and engineers also use this technique in their designs and products.

3. What advantages do creative product designs have and how can Singapore leverage on this?
These designs make the world brighter, and it shows that humans have the ability to innovate and design good products. They also make tasks easier, and sometimes easier to understand.

25 January 2010

Reflection: Traits of a good leader

a. What does a person of good character look like?
I would look he will look wise and he must look bright and ready to take on tasks.

b. How does one measure up to the description of a good leader?
He must be popular, but mature and he must learn how to differentiate between the right and the wrong. He must be upright, wise and he also must be ready to take on challenges.

c. How would others say about the character of the students as individuals?
They would say that the students are neat, and not rowdy.

d. What do you aspire to be in SST and what do you want to improve in yourself in SST?
I aspire to hold a leadership position in SST, if possible. And i would like to learn how to be more responsible as a leader and how to take on many responsibilities as a leader in SST.

06 January 2010

Personal reflections for Amazing Race

1.What do you understand about the school value "Expanding Our Learning Networks"?
It means that to learn not only in school lessons, but in other situations like in CIP activities, or when we fiddle with objects.
2.Why is this value important and how will it help you in your learning experience in SST?
This value can let us learn from all sorts of situations and learn all sorts of things. And this prior knowledge helps us in our future lessons and enables us to understand the lessons more easily.

05 January 2010

My Map :)

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Personal reflections for Bridge Building Activity

1. How do you feel about working in a team on the bridge building project?
I feel that the team is cooperative and we are capable of working as one if we try hard enough. I feel that the team members are friendly and warm towards each other and they include every single one of the team members in the group ( excluding me cause i am the reporter) in the bridge building so, generally well teamwork.
2. What do you think about your interactions with the members in your team?
I feel that they listen to whatever you have to say and they do not ignore any suggestions you have to make.
3. What have you learnt about yourself in the course of the activity and what would you have done differently in future group activities?
As the reporter of the team, when i am done with my task, i should try to help the team members in the bridge building because two heads are better than one... In this case, five heads are better than four. :)
4. Did you experience any fear(s), discomfort(s) and apprehension(s) working with this team? Why?
If you want my honest answer, its NO. As for the gender difference, I am actually quite used to it as in primary school, the minimum requirements for a group is that the group must at least have two girls so after a while i got used to working with the opposite sex and i also understand how they work and especially what PRECAUTIONS YOU HAVE TO MAKE ;)
5. How do you overcome them?
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Group discussion

1.What strengths you have observed in the class during the teambuilding activity?
Everyone in the class is willing to participate and no one has been left out in any of the activities. The teamwork and the cooperation of the class is excellent and everyone is playing a part to solve the problem or to accomplish the task. Some of the class members do not mind the gender difference between the guys and the girls and everyone in the class all have the sprit in them to support and help their group in any way they can.
2.How are these strengths important in helping your class to succeed?
When we work as a team, we can help each other come up with even better ideas by commenting on our peer's ideas. We can also encourage each other in a team that is familiar with each other and a familiar team knows the strengths of their team and can assign the correct roles accordingly.
3.What other “ingredients” do you think is needed for a class to succeed as an effective team?
The guys in the team should interact more with the girls as they are soft-spoken and may have better ideas than the ones that have been contributed. The class members should also learn to be less self-centred. The class also needs to have more trust in their peers and listen to their ideas because every idea is a good idea.
4.How can the class apply these “ingredients” in its daily work? Which school value best fits that the team is trying to do?
We can use the trust in each other and we can work together to achieve something bigger and better. We also should be confident in ourselves and we should not hold back and we should not be embarrassed by anything that we have done.

04 January 2010

School Begins!!!

Um.... This is the first ACTUAL blog i am making... Actually, Its for the SST thing so nevermind this blog cause it will be filled with SST work and stuff like that :)