Contribution and collaboration
- In early stages, I attended relevant meetings regarding direction of the seminar and how the process would go.
- I willingly volunteered to host the seminar, knowing the skills I had in conversation with potential guests would advance the quality of the day
- I took on the role of production assistant to Ellie, though I believe I fell short in delivering in this role. I should have taken more action, perhaps in chasing up progress of other members of the team or by assisting in communication with relevant members to developed the seminar goals.
- Overall I would say my contribution to the group was average, though my work as host was certainly above average, and this helped the group immensely as it took a lot of strain off the organisation
- Following each seminar, I took on independent reading and discussion with relevant texts/parties to further the information presented to me
- By collaborating with members from other seminars on unrelated projects, we were able to share our combined learning and experience, ultimately resulting in a more holistic learning and education
- I believe I contributed well to the group discussion, submitting questions via twitter for each of the seminars I attended, two of which were selected and discussed in depth
- I attended most meetings, and collaborated well on the promotional video, in which I performed and marketed via social media to great success, judging by its views and critical reception
- I did not participate to the highest level in post-production, as this role was designated to another member of the team, which was seen to be balance in the eyes of other group members as my level of participation during the seminar was so invaluable
Connections & intersections
- Overall the value of the seminars was probably in our networking ability and our ability to admit we do not have all the answers. In discussion with other class members we have learned to admit that we do not have supreme knowledge or even expert knowledge in any area, we must learn to ask more questions.
- My learning, I have noticed, is primarily engaged during participation. I learned the most in the seminar which I hosted than in any other, because I was forced to participate and navigate the flow of the seminar. By paying particular attention to the flow of discussion and organisation of the day as a whole, I learned much more than by simply listening to others.
- My key knowledge learned from the series is that most of the jobs I saw are not suited to me, for reasons independent to each job. It is the exposure to such people and jobs that the series brought on, however, which has shown me this. I am thankful for the series as it has given me a number of jobs which I can eliminate from my prospective list of potential career goals.
74% - Distinction