- I learned these things about the Language used with reference to the culture of the country that I explored.
The cultures and continent that my group was exploring was South America. The continent we got had many similarities in terms of culture. To present our research we made following things
- Recipe Book
- Sports bar
- Instagram Post
- Photo Booth
The aspect of language was prominent in most of the activities above. In the process of making and thinking of these pieces, I learn a lot about how language can be reflected in culture, and culture can be reflected through language. This was a great way for me to realise, understand, and apply what we learn in Part 1 of the English course to a certain project.
- These are the things I did well in my Project
The work that my group produced was up to mark in terms of the criteria that was set, and we were also successful in making a number of different texts. I have many innovative ideas to my group after researching the cultures. Along with ideas, I put in most of my effort in motivating and pushing the group’s members to do the work assigned to them. A few members from my group had there SAT on that day, I delegated his responsibility to other group members.
- These are areas on which I could have worked to improve my process or final product(s).
With the primary goal and focus of language in mind, the comparative shortage of artistic people, and the scarcity of certain resources, there was a lot of stuff that I wanted to do which I couldn’t. From wearing their traditional dress, a Poncho, there were a bunch of ideas that I wasn’t able to execute.
- The CAS learning outcome that I met through the project is/are:
L1 – Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth:
I learned a lot about leadership and handling issues of lack of motivation in members during this project. I had an argument with one of the group leaders. I learned a lot about being considerate and understanding through that argument.
L3- Initiate and plan a CAS experience:
I was a project assistant (group leader) and hence it was my responsibly to guide and answer queerly to question my group has. Also while making our project it was my responsibility to delegate job as per my teammate strength. While on the day of the event because one of my group members was giving his SAT, I took the responsibility to explain his research.
L4-commitment to and perseverance:
Since school exams and the SAT were on the way, taking time to do all of this was rather difficult for me. And the argument I was talking about was also taking up a lot of my time and energy. However, all of these investments ended up with me learning a lot about leadership and myself, along with making the event a success.
L5-. Demonstrate skills and benefits of working collaboratively,
Working in a group had a lot of benefits in term of the division of work, which is how we were able to make a lot of stuff to present. The abilities of a member matched the work he/she was assigned, resulting in a proper completion of work.
L7-Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions
As I mentioned before, language can be offensive sometimes, and we had to take care of the authentic and sensitive representation of our culture. Background research and careful assessment of the texts is how I made sure I was keeping this into consideration. Also, another important criterion is the citation of sources which we used to represent our continent.