Raffles Institution (Junior College)
Project Work 2010
Task 2: Alternatives to Tackling Drunken Driving
One road block we faced was that our alternative did not address the problem of lone drinkers. Our group had proposed the concept of a free valet driving service in major hotel chains such as the Hyatt and Hilton Hotels where social drinking is prevalent, so that lone drivers who go drinking would be driven to their homes rather than drive under intoxication. Though it provides a solution to the lone drinker issue, we realised that this method is merely deterrence and does not arrest the problem of a lack of social responsibility while drinking. It was merely pinning the responsibility of the safety of the drivers unto the hotels, which they will they will unwilling to shoulder. Thus hotels will be reluctant to put in place such a service.
Therefore, we could propose the encouragement the of group drinking through education. Alongside our messages of responsible drinking, we could also highlight that it is safer to drink in a group. The message will point out that group drinking with your friends can be safer and more fun than drinking alone. This will sit well amongst youths as they engage in drinking to socialise and so will relate to them better. In this way, the DDS will also no longer be redundant.
Another drawback of our project was that since the scope of our project is only targeting youths, it is difficult to gauge the success of the project should it be taken to a wider public scale. It will require a lot more funding and enforcement measures to employ the “Bob” Campaign on a large scale. Furthermore, the receptivity of the other age groups to the campaign process is unknown to us as we did not dwell into that aspect in the course of our project.
In the future, we could rely more on the Government to help publicise the message of responsible drinking in the “Bob” Campaign. More frequent campaign seasons and road...
...An Insight to World on the Turtle's Back
The creation of the world has come to question many scientists and religious believers alike. Mythology answers the beginning of time with unstructured elements and even abstract ideas. The "World on the Turtle's Back" by the Iroquois tribe shows an understanding with the old, Biblical theory of right and wrong, however in their culture, left isn't always evil. All mythology has a certain theme, which philosopher Joseph Campbell summarizes as instilling a sense of awe towards the mystery of the universe, explaining workings of natural world, validating social customs, and finally guiding people through trials of living. I think that you can agree with me when I say mythology is a search for the true answer to how we are standing here in this world today. >>theory>>
The human mind can be a mysterious, imaginative, and above all, an abstract place. The Iroquois' tribe story "World on the Turtle's Back" corresponds to Joseph Campbell's function to instill a certain sense of awe toward the mystery of the universe in interesting scenes. For example, if you tried to picture a pregnant woman falling from the sky onto a flock of birds, that would be impossible for a scientific-oriented mind to imagine. Another example is when the woman's daughter had a twin born out of her left armpit, and kills their mother. To picture skin rupturing and a baby guiding himself out of it would be like watching a vivid scene from a...
...Insights and Reflections
Our project explored the influence of advertising on dietary habits and suggested ways to better develop healthier dietary habits.
In the course of our project, we proposed the use of lenticular posters on the boards at bus stop to raise awareness of the influence of advertising. However, it is not that sustainable as the hype over such posters will wear off after some time and the public will not pay as much attention to them as before. To further increase its effectiveness, we can come up with a variety of interactive posters and locate them at different areas that have high human traffic. As seen in Figure 1, an interactive poster which uses the idea of a trash bin, can involve the public by encouraging them to discard the false advertisements on their fashion magazines. This educates the public that there is a way to “shed their weight problem” and it is easy to overcome body dissatisfaction.
Figure 1: An example of interactive poster
Also, to expand its scope, the interactive posters can be brought to lifts which have high human traffic. As seen in Figure 2, we can make use of the lift door and its interior background to illustrate two contrasting images of commercials. When viewed from different perspectives, people will firstly see what they would normally view on commercials and then will be exposed to another behind the scenes view where editing is made. This shows that advertisers are misleading in the...
Self-Reflection and Learning Agenda Paper
BACKGROUND: Describe your professional Identity:
I am a dedicated person to the game of many sports and teaching. I have taught several different sports and also have been well trained in a classroom setting. Working with children of all ages, I have 8 years of coaching football, 4 years of basketball, 12 years of softball with private lessons as well and 3 years’ experience working with special needs students in a classroom. I have a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and graduated with honors in that field. I also obtained a teaching credential in Kinesiology but wanted to pursue more in special; education. I believe that education is the way to get somewhere in life, that is why I am continuing my education and getting my Master’s Degree. I like the feeling of teaching and knowing that the students will feel good about them self and have the confidence to approach anything in life due to the positive influence that I have taught them.
What about the field of special education interests you?
For me, it’s the love the students have towards you and the challenges you are faced with. Working with these types of students is very challenging, but I enjoy that. They are very much the underdog as far as systems go and as far as outcomes after school are concerned. So, to get in there and work with a group like this is progress that a person can make, or progress you can see a student make is very...
...society are rooted in three fundamental problems. Feudalism, bureaucrat capitalism and imperialism. Such analysis is sorely inadequate and does not go far enough. Our reflection in faith enables us o view our problems beyond the range of ideologies and temporal perspectives.
In the poverty and underdevelopment of our nation, in its conflicts and divisions, we see the hand of human sinfulness, particularly the grasping paws of greed for profit and power. It is sinfulness that is at the root of our socio-economic and political problems, and we need to name the problems by their true name of sin.
The Christian conscience must recoil at the sins commited against the poor, so many workers are denied jut wages in order to maintain the standards of living of the few who are already in possession of so much which the poor can never possess. Poor farmers continue to till lands that they will never own. Economic snd political power is used selfishly to seve the interest of the few and keep the poor at hay.
Our inequity is a moral evil. One of the greatest injustice of the contemporary world consist precisely in this, that the ones who possess much are relatively few and those who possess almost nothing are many. It is the injustice of the poor distribution of the goods. And services originally intended for all.
Such reflections indicate clearly that the sinfulness we speak of is not merely committed by individusld but is embedded both in our internal...
Professor Lord Reflective Essay
This semester, I have learned many new ways to summarize articles and further expand my knowledge of using quotes to enhance my writing. A key area in which I struggled beforehand was my repetition of words, which made my writing contain more words than needed to prove my point. I would introduce a small phrase in the beginning of my sentences, which I discovered are not needed. For example, in one of my essays, I started a sentence using, “To help fight his viewpoint, Ewen introduces...”, yet the beginning of that phrase only made my point drag on. Another key element of my writing was how I constantly strayed away from my main thesis and created others. In my summary of the article, “Hard Bodies”, I argued how working out can be seen as either an act of work or leisure. I then decided how looking good is essential to success. Because of this, my readers tend to see other sides of my points rather than focusing on my key thesis.
What I need to work on that this class has made obvious to me is that I must expand more on my thesis so I do not drift away onto other points. I do provide strong evidence and clear quotes for my thesis, yet in some body paragraphs I tend to focus on points that would support another thesis. I must cut down on the wordiness of my writing and stay on point. I cannot effectively reach out to my readers if I am providing multiple...
...The first thing I noticed in Dr. Jose Rizal’s life was that he lived a simple one. He did not choose to have a luxurious life like the most of us have wanted. Even before he became under surveillance by the Spaniards, he had lived his life as simple as possible. I think it was the work of his parents that made him lived like this. I strongly believe that one’s lifestyle is influenced mostly by their parents. I learned from the life of Rizal the importance of taking part of the parents to their children’s morals.
The second thing that I observed from the life of Rizal was his calmness and ability to think rationally even in the most complicated circumstances. His advocacy of Philippine Independence is by legal and peaceful way that is why he wrote many books in order to fire-up the revolutionary spirit of the Filipinos.
As an educated man…
Rizal’s philosophy of education centers on the provision of proper motivation in order to strengthen the great social forces that make education a success, to create in the youth an innate desire to cultivate his intelligence and give him life eternal. In this philosophy, I learned the value of education as a stepping stone towards gaining success for myself and for my country. Since there is an enough motivation to study and explore by wisdom, I made this an encouragement to myself that education shall not only stop within the corners of classrooms but shall also extend until the corners of the world. Rizal’s belief that waking up...
...This reflection is divided into two parts: the importance of critical reflection and an evaluation of self. The first part will be drawing upon through the appropriate literature, and there are four points to prove the importance of critical reflection in personal development. It will be expounded and distinguish Reflection in action and Reflection on action. Then, the theory of Single and double loop learning will be introduced. Moreover, the reflection also includes the difficulties and challenges. In the second part, it will be reflected my own personal style or capabilities through MBTI Personality Test, because of there are two different styles for me, and through the comparison it will be proof which one is the best one. After confirming the style of MBTI Personality Test, I will give some my own examples, keep the strengths and come up with some suggestion of the weaknesses to support the above theories.
Reflection is thinking for a purpose and analyzing how people learn, it is also including evaluating how effectively people learn. Most of all, reflection includes being critical, it is not in a negative or destructive way, but through strict questioning and lucubrating what and how people learn (The Open University, N.D.). And Wade (1997) said:
“Reflection provides a structured opportunity for individuals and groups to consider the...
...|MODULE ASSIGNMENT |MODULE |BMN305 |
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|Student Number: s1111650 |
|Module Tutor: TODD ENDRES |
|Module Title / Assignment Number: BUSINESS SIMULATION |
|Date Due / Submission Date: APRIL 21, 2012 |
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|Word Count (excludes references): 1568 words |
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