iFolio Post: LO2 – Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills

 

When one of my friends joined a refugee coaching group, I realized I wanted to join. I’ve had very little experience in teaching/ being around, young children. I was quite afraid of whether or not I would be able to control younger kids. I decided I would go and try one week. The children are between the age of 5-15 and our job was to lead them through fun activities. I had no problem talking to and guiding the older kids. However, I had serious issues keeping the attention of the younger kids. Many of them would start to get distracted and run away or not partake in the games. I really struggled with kids getting distracted during the first session. I would ask them to pay attention, but that never worked. During the next session, I watched how the founder of the charity interacted with the kids. I noticed that she would attempt to get children interested in the game by making it sound really fun through talking about it in a very excited voice and decribing the game to make it sound really fun. SHe said things like “its the best game ever, I love the game” and other phrases to captivate the children’s attention. I worked on trying to convince the children to join the games the same way that she did. After a few sessions, I got quite good at interacting with the children.

Reflection

 

As a result of activities enganging within environmental issues I have become a lot more concious in my own consumption of resources. Originally I began by trying to lessen my own consomption. For example, I would choose not to buy items that came it non-reuasable containers. In situations where I was outside of the house I always made sure to carry a resubale water container. My concern for the environment progressively grew as i researched. It reached a point where I tried to impact the people around me. For example, I gathered “no circulating air mail” signs and encourgaed neighbors to use them. My involvment has lead to me to the realisation that in college

Strengths, Skills and Talents

I have been swimming and running for many years so one of my athletic skills is cardiovascular endurance. I have played and watched rugby for quite a few years and as such I’m quite knowledgeable in the “theory” of rugby. Subsequently I am able to make fast decisions on the field.

Outside of sports a talent that I have is computer programming. In grade 5, I became interested in html and 3D modelling. Since then I have created a couple digital applications in HTML5.

Tok Reflection – Problems of Intutition as a WOK

Ways of knowing are how people attain knowledge. intuition can be quite problematic as WOK’s. This is because intuition is possible without definitive proof or evidence. This is because intuition is defined as knowledge that is immediately evident.  Although there are problems with intuition as a WOK there are also benefits. For example, when producing knew knowledge and making discoveries it can be quite useful. Because in many situations people have an intuition without any evidence. However, there intuition is used to discover evidence that proves it.

Despite the positive aspects of intuition there are also many problems. Most notably is the  ethical implication of intuition. Because intuition does not require rational processes when one  attains new knowledge it can be quite problematic.  It can lead to unfair and unreasonable judgments of people or ideas without any substantial evidence or reasoning. Another issue with intuition as a WOK is the fact that an intuition can lead to a false sense of knowledge. One’s intuition might cause them to believe an incorrect fact to be true. This can lead to a lot of misinformation and “truths” between different people. Therefore, when Intuition is seen as a WOK it can be quite problematic.

“The vagueness and ambiguity of language always limits the production of knowledge”. Explore this claim.t

“The vagueness and ambiguity of language always limits the production of knowledge”. Explore this claim.

 

From a scientific standpoint this statement leads to a lot of questions. Does production of knowledge require language? If language is required in the production of knowledge then the claim may have some truth. I believe this did not used to be the case when the study of science first begun it was very abstract and did not require language. However, recently science has become very rigorous and  thesis or ideas require vigorous proof. Therefore, it has recently required more specific language language. The question of whether or not language is ambiguous is also quite relevant. Does the english language have specific enough language to describe knowledge discovered in science? Although we have hundreds scales such as temperature, weight, pH and density that can qualitatlviel quantify a given object. I don not believe our language is specific enough to qualtitativels describe an object.

Ethical Problems are created because people get too attached to their point of view. Without emotions the world would be a moral place

 

I agree with this point of view. Because depending on people emotions they have different ethical standpoints. For example if my dad worked on wall street I may believe that wall street is ethical. However, someone that lost their house in the housing market crash may not see wall street as ethical. As the example demonstrates, there are many ethical situations that can be influenced by emotions. Therefore, I believe that emotions are responsible for varying ideas of ethics between different people.

 

In my opinion, the difference in ethics between various people is what causes immoral activities. Because some people’s ethics justify immoral activities This is because some people’s ethics justify immoral activities. Therefore, if emotions did not cloud peoples ethical decisions our world would a moral place.

Outline the Role of 1 WOK in 1 AOK

The WOK of emotion can allow us to explore the AOK of ethics. By imagining how you would feel by putting yourself in another place can help you to understand how someone else would feel in a certain situation. This would allow you to know whether or not what is happening to them is ethical.

 

On the other hand, emotion can have a negative affect on how you perceive ethics. If you have a different emotional action towards a certain topic as another person then you could perceive ethics in a completely different way as them. Subsequently, across the world, there could be millions of perceptions of what ethics is.

 

 

Communicator

A communicator is someone who can express themselves in more than one language and in many ways. I am a native speaker in both English and Japanese. Furthermore, I have taken French and Mandarin for five and six years respectively. I am now competent in French and Chinese which I can sustain a conversation in a classroom or business environment. While I was in grade eight, I developed a passion for computer programming. Since then I have learned  how to use HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, jQuery, Python and Blender (3D modeling). I began working on an online application that allows you to enter data, apply a function to it and then customise your graph and download it as a JPEG. I recently added a new section to the program that allows it to read any nonlinear data and utilizes various functions to try and simplify it. Computer programming is a method I use to express myself to the whole world.

Class photo

Class photo

My program (working title)

My program (working title)

Caring

A caring student is somebody who shows empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs of others. Along with a classmate at my previous school (Hong Kong Japanese School, Japanese section) we started a charity for the victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake. In 2011 we raised over half a million Hong Kong dollars. Up to date in total we have raised 700,000 Hong Kong dollars. The desire to help the hundreds of orphans in Japan motivated me to found the charity. I also have been a member of Digital Ambassadors for the last four years. Because of my experience in technology I have enough knowledge to help people in day to day problems with their computers. Subsequently, I decided to join the club to help give back to others. During the Digital Ambassadors meetings, I have also tried to improve future student’s education by giving feedback on my experiences in Moodle, CDNIS operating system and the use of technology in the classroom.

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Digital Ambassadors 2015 Photo

Digital Ambassadors 2015 Photo