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Exhibition Reflection

May 10, 2010

What did you feel went really well for you during your Exhibition?

Our exhibition went really smooth because it was a movie so not much can go wrong during the presentation.

What difficulties did you have and how did you deal with them?

While we were filming people kept walking in or knocking on the door so we had to stop recording and tell them to go away and we had to restart the entire thing. We dealt with the problem by writing a note on the door so people would read it and not interrupt while we were recording but then people started looking in and it was very annoying.

What have you learned about yourself?

I have learnt that I need to be more patient while I am making a video or doing anything because if you have patience you can think more.

What ‘big ideas did you take away from the Exhibition?

I learnt that you should appreciate all the things you have in life and not ask for more than you need because some people like people in poverty can’t get what they need to survive while we have things we really want.

How will you continue to move forward with your learning – what will you do to live with the future in mind?

I will think before I buy things because I might not even need it. I save money and I won’t make silly purchases that won’t benefit me later on because I didn’t need it.

What have you learned about group work?

I have learnt that group work makes everything a lot easier because the work is spread out and you can concentrate on one thing so you don’t have to worry about to many things. I have also learnt that you can argue a lot and its hard to work.



May 4, 2010

Beggars (Cael):

Good things:

He took many photographs of people and they looked really professional from the angles and what people were doing in the picture and he also gave you the chance to buy the pictures.

He gave out little cards with information on it. He also handed out postcards with different pictures on it. He also tried to promote his pictures so people would think about buying the photos.


He could have explained a bit more about beggars and what happens to them instead of just standing there and talking about the pictures and where he took them.

Privacy Settings (Arne and Johan):

Good Things:

They helped change your privacy settings on Facebook and they take you through the steps if you want to make any changes later.

They also Advertised what they were doing and they put posters around the school so people would come and look at what they were doing and get their privacy settings changed if they don’t know how to.


They could have explained a bit more about privacy settings and why you should change them.


April 22, 2010

The progress I have made in developing my presentation is:

I am filming my in plain english and watching to see which ones are the best so I can see later on which one we should edit and add the finishing touches to make it perfect.

What I have achieved so far:

I have filmed a few videos and finding the best ones have and we have collected all of the things we need to film the in the plain english.

Who has helped me and how (if anyone):

Mr. Chris has helped us by giving us ideas on how to present and he has told us about people we could talk to and when.

Things that have caused me difficulty (if any):

One of the problems were while we were filming people would walk in and ask what we were doing and we have to keep restarting the video even though we put a sign outside the door. We really needed a very quiet room to film because it will pick up all the noise.

What my plans are for the next few days – show a timeline of how I expect to get the job done:

Over the next few days my group and I will be filming some more and adding to the script until we get it perfect then we will edit the best films we had and then once we completely is finished we will practicing what we will be saying before we show the video. Some time next week we will be finished with our presentation.

Any problems or issues I need help with:

We will need a quiet room where people won’t make us restart the video while we are filming it.


April 20, 2010

The 5 most important things I learnt today were:

1.A lot of people don’t like poverty because when people stay in poverty for a long time they turn to drugs and stealing because they get frustrated with their life and they don’t know what to do

2. There is also the cycle of poverty which is when the poverty is passed on from generation to generation.

3. People that stay in poverty for a really long time they are open to exploitation.

4. Poverty affects us because people who live in poverty affect us because some of them can do some crazy things that can hurt you or offend you in some way

5. Poverty is nearly impossible to get out of because if your parents didn’t go to school and didn’t get an education they probably didn’t get a good job so they didn’t get a lot of money to send you to school so it just goes on and on

The most important thing I would like people who visit my Exhibition presentation, to go away understanding.

Poverty is an ongoing cycle that is hard to get out of  because it’s passed on from generation to generation.

Poverty is one of the biggest issues we have globally.

You should only get the things you need and not want because some people in poverty can’t even get what they need while we sometimes buy too much.

Think about how they as a community  can help people in need like by donating money to a local organizations or donating unused toys for kids.

I will be presenting what I have learned in plain english because if it is done well it can look great, it would be clear and simple.

I will need:

  • Flip camera
  • White paper
  • tripod
  • Script

For my presentation I will need Mr. Jago in case the flip camera jams and he can help us with how to set the camera up and putting it in the right place so it will pick up all the sound.


April 7, 2010

Today I achieved meeting up with a compass expert wich was Mr. Paul he has expertise in the economy side . I also achieved taking notes about the video we recorded when Mr. Warren came to talk about the organisation he works for which is ‘World Vision’.

Today I learnt that most people who live in poverty have to earn the money and eat and they can’t afford to pay for education.

 I wonder if people who are born when there parents are in debt how long will it take for them and there children to get out.

Over the next few days my group and I will be taking notes about the videos we recorded and interviewing some more people.


March 31, 2010

Today I achieved making specific questions and then choosing the five most important. We are also thinking what we will ask the people in slums about how they live and what they do. We will probably talk to people who live there and people who are helping there.

Today I learned that economics is not only about money it is also about sustainability and using resources in a way that doesn’t help in the short-term but helps later.

I wonder what people who live in the slums do all day and if they are lazy or they try to work really hard.

Over the next few days My group and I will be finding some answers to the questions we made and setting up some interviews with people who would have and area of expertise in.


March 30, 2010

Today I achieved writing down the lines of inquiry for my topic. They were:

1. An inquiry into how people get out of poverty.

2.An inquiry into how our community is helping.

3.An inquiry into why some people are in poverty.

We also achieved presenting our check point of what we have learnt so far.

Today we learnt that getting out of poverty takes time and doesn’t happen to everybody because some people have skills that can be used for a variety of different jobs

Over the next few days we will be setting specific questions and finding the answers. We also will be collecting some information. We also might be going on a trip to the slums and asking a few people about the slums.


March 29, 2010

Today I achieved making and finishing the checkpoint of what we have learnt over the past 2 weeks and putting that all together in a Powerpoint and we looked at results from the survey monkey.

Today we learnt that not a lot of people know what poverty is and some people think it is something else.

We got this from survey monkey by asking questions about the topic but not a lot of answered our question or they didn’t understand.

How many people out of 100 get out of the cycle of poverty ?

Over the next few days I will be sorting the data I got from the surveys and summarise.


March 25, 2010

Today I achieved writing my lines of inquiry then asking people questions about poverty using survey monkey.

Today I learnt that there are two parts to poverty there is absolute poverty and relative poverty. Absolute is when you are probably living in the slums. Relative poverty is when your a bit poorer then your friends.

I wonder how many different levels of poverty there are.

Over the next few days I will be collecting the data from the survey monkeys.


March 24, 2010

Today I achieved bystarting noodlebib for the exhibition and sharing our ideas with people from different classes.

Today I learned that even though you live in poverty you can still be happy and feel good about yourself.

Our sources were people from different classes. We found them by looking for the people who have the same topic as I do.

I wonder how many people who live in the slums feel good about themselves sometimes.

Over the next few days I will be writing lines of inquiry.