To represent my strengths and weakness I picked four different terms. For my strengths I picked leadership and persistence. I chose the quality leadership because I feel like I am a good leader. In group situations I take charge of the group usually and I can do this without acting like a dictator. This is also why I feel that I have been picked for the project manager role. I picked the quality of persistence because I am very good at focusing in and getting the job done. I can focus in and get right to work very easy and this helps me get stuff done, especially in group work settings when we are dividing and conquering to get stuff done.
For my weaknesses I picked the terms open minded and collaboration. I sometimes feel like I am a close minded person, where I don’t think out of the box and just get stuff done. I think that for this project I need to work on being open minded because that will be very important to make this project successful. I also need to work on collaboration. Since I am a very good leader, it is sometimes hard to collaborate with others and not just take charge of the situation. In a group of five leaders, this is going to be important for me to get better at because we are all going to be working together. These four qualities represent what I am good at and what I need to work on to make this project successful.
From this project I would love to see a variety of things happen. I think that this exhibition could be a really meaningful presentation that people remember for a long time. It would be really great to see lots of people show up to see and experience our exhibition and it would be great to really make in impact in our community that way.
From parents I would love to see the amazement on their faces at what we have done and I would hope that they would be proud of what we have done. From a Sociology professor I would like to see them enjoying themselves, we need to make sure that everything we present is correct because the professors know way more about socialization then we do, so they might not be quite as obligated to stay and experience our exhibition if we have wrong or incorrect information.
To make sure we are presenting accurate info to the audience we need to use the documents from we have learned this information to check that our information is correct. After we have figured out every bit of information that we are going to use we need multiple people to go through it and the source of which we got it from before putting it up as a final product.
A. Over the past few weeks we have been doing a lot with our sociology project. First we learned about how to write the writing pieces for our Project. We learned about multiple drafts and how to edit our drafts using the RADAR strategy. We also finished construction of our masks using many materials like paint. I also used some wire and leafs to give it some texture. Our masks incorporated a lot of symbolism to represent how we have been socialized. Most recently, we have been working on brainstorming how we plan to run our exhibition for this project. For this Exhibition we are going to make the exhibition as the social action piece so we have been brainstorming and prototyping ways to do this and have just decided on the big picture idea. The format will be a cycle of socialization maze. It is still to be determined the specific details but we are working in that direction.
B. The problems that this exhibition is trying to address that previous exhibitions have failed at is to make it interesting, engaging for everyone, and have people really learn and walk away with some of the knowledge that we have. By doing our exhibition with this maze format we plan to have even the little kids of families not bored. This maze will be engaging, hands on, and we hope that people will learn a lot more from the exhibition this way.
C. For this exhibition I am most excited about the possible roles of project manager and designer. I like the idea of project manager because I am a good leader and enjoy helping facilitate in groups. This position is one that I believe I would fit very well and look forward to the possibility of being in. I love designing things and I would love to plan the different rooms and what would be in them to be able to incorporate my ideas in them because my idea didn’t involve a maze so I would love to try and incorporate some different ideas into the maze.
D. I want to work on adding an interesting element of engagement to the maze but I’m not totally sure what it is yet. Maybe it could take the shape of some visual elements on the walls.
E. Some reflections that I have looking back on the past two weeks is to split up to accomplish different tasks because that led to us being more productive. Also make sure you are listening to everyone's ideas because sometimes you have an idea and can sometimes block out others even though they are very good.