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Your iFolio is a school provided web space that you will use throughout your time at CDNIS. You will use your iFolio to define your learning goals, show your learning journey, reflect on your learning and how you have developed your Approaches to Learning skills, share your best work and celebrate your achievements.
Your iFolio, in time will provide a better picture of who you are as a learner and as an individual. You are therefore highly encouraged to personalize your iFolio. You can start off by selecting one of the 60+ themes available.
Before you start using your new iFolio, follow the steps below to change the ‘Home’ link within your navigation menu to point to your site:
1. Go to your Dashboard menu options (link will open in a new tab)
2. Expand the ‘Home’ menu item by clicking on the downward facing arrow
3. Append the URL to read http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/students/your_student_number, where your student number is in the form of six digits e.g. 012345 (you can find your student number on your library card)
A final note, please bear in mind that your iFolio is a publicly accessible space, and ensure that the content you post and the language you use is appropriate.
Feel free to delete this post from your Dashboard once you have finished reading it!
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Throughout 2019, I have done service works during CAS week, by participating in the Reading Tree and for my Personal Project.
1. How did you become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth?
During my CAS trip to Cambodia this year, I became more aware of my strengths as a communicator. Although we were not able to communicate fluently through the same language, we were able to share our thoughts and opinions through actions and even body language. However, I found the part where we had to build houses a little tiring due to my lack of physical strength. So, I realized that I have to become more balanced by doing more exercise or sports in order to become a more balanced learner.
2. How did you undertake challenges that developed new skills?
Throughout my Personal Project, I have encountered multiple challenges and they allowed me to develop multiple skill sets that helped me to deal with the problems as well as the ones that I might face in the future. For my project, as I needed to design and make stuffed toys out of old clothing and sew them with a sewing machine from scratch, it was a pretty tight schedule for me. In order to be able to get everything done on time, I have developed time management skills in order to complete my tasks effectively.
3. How did you discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities?
During the Reading Tree meetings, we have organized different events, such as the CDNIS bid, Family Fun Fair and more. In order to make sure that the events run smoothly, we have to discuss the activities in details, such as the time and date of the event that fits the best and more. To make further improvements, we also had to evaluate the outcome of each activity and reflect on what we did great as well as what we have to improve.
4. How did you persevere in action?
As working on my Personal Project was the first time for me to actually work as an individual on a project, I have faced many adversaries. For example, I had trouble operating a sewing machine at first. However, I continued to find different sources and tutorials online and finally created 5 stuffed toys that were later donated. Besides, when I had trouble writing the report, I also asked for help from my supervisor and my friends and finally submitted the report on time.
5. How did you work collaboratively with others?
I have worked collaboratively with others while doing all kinds of services, but the one that required the most collaboration is building houses in Cambodia. In order to build a house, we had to tie leaves on bamboo sticks and that has to be done with a partner. However, everyone had different duties so we got to work with different people all the time. To work effectively, collaboration skills had to be developed, and it also allowed me to make new friends as it makes working with one another much easier.
6. How did you develop international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding?
Throughout CAS week I have engaged with locals in Cambodia. I have learnt more about their country’s history, cultures and even their language. Aside from that, I also told them about the culture in Hong Kong as well as teaching young children English. Developing international-mindedness allowed me to get along with people from all around the globe easier and increased my awareness of events happening all around the world.
7. How did you consider the ethical implications of your actions?
Through doing my Personal Project, I have learnt more about upcycling and its positive implications on the environment by reducing the amount of waste produced. Besides, I became more aware of the less fortunate families in Hong Kong and realized that there are actually many ways to help them.