To of my strengths for group working are, flexible and open minded. I feel like my strength is flexibility, because I like new ideas and I feel like I work well when a idea is crazy. This past week I had to switch groups because my original group was to big. When I switched groups, the new group I joined had a complete different idea than my original group, so I had to be flexible and do a idea that I didn't agree with.
My second strength for group working was open minded. I feel like I am open minded, because I like new ideas and I take any idea into consideration. Again last week we trying to figure out how we were going to make our rube goldberg work, so my group kept throwing out different ideas that we could use. I felt like we were all open minded and we were taking all ideas into consideration.
Now the weaknesses, I feel like my two weaknesses for group working are risk taker and collaborator. I feel like I don't like to take risks, say if my teacher gives me an assignment I would do the assignment but I wouldn't want to take any risks because that could cause a bad grade if I messed up. I like to get a project done fast and well done, that's why I don't like to take risks because it could make the project longer.
My second group working weakness was collaborator. I feel i’m am a good collaborator in smaller groups 2- 7 people, but when the groups start getting big I feel like I stand back and let someone else talk. I have been working on talking in bigger groups, because I know I’m gonna need it later in life.
#1 What do you wish to see happen with this project?
Answer: I hope to see this project move forward and come together with no issues. In the past we have come up with an idea, but when we start to do the idea it normally leads off and we don’t stay with the original idea. I just hope that everyone stays on the same Idea and then I think it could be an awesome exhibition. At the exhibition I hope to see that all the parents, friends, and families are having a fun time and not being bored.
#2 What would you like to hear a parent say about the exhibition? How about a sociology professor?
Answer: At the Exhibition I would like to here parent talking to other people about how good the exhibition was. I would also like to here at the end the parents come up to us and say wow you're a freshman awesome job. If a professor was there I would like just to get a firm handshake from him at the end, and here him say good job.
#3 How do we make sure that we are presenting accurate information to our audience.
Answer: We could make sure that when we googled about socialization and read about socialization that we were using reliable sources and readings.
#1 summary of what we are doing and what we have been doing. Caleb Gerst
Answer: We have been trying to decide on what we should do for are exhibition. We got into different groups and in those groups we came up with ideas for our exhibition. When we got our ideas, we started to make poster with a map and a summary of what are exhibition would be like. When we were all finished with are posters we hung them up in the hall ways and classrooms for other students and teachers to give any feedback they have for our exhibition. We noticed we weren't getting a lot of feedback from are classmates and teachers, so we made a email with the poster and sent it to our family members and friends. In the end some groups got some feedback but most didn't get a lot of feedback. After we went through our feedback we gave are posters numbers and hung them back on the walls from least to greatest. Then we all went and read each other posters and we had to vote for two that we thought were the best ones, whichever one got the most votes was the one we were going to do.
#2 The problems this exhibition is trying to address.
The cycle of socialization and the 7 agents.
#3 What are you excited about doing for exhibition? WHY? This could also include other needed roles Im excited to do this exhibition because it will be different form a normal exhibition. This exhibition will be a lot more fun because you will actually show the parents how you learned about socialization, and we get to teach them about socialization.
I would like to do construction, because I feel like I'm good with tools. I also like to build things and come up with new ideas for projects, so i think I would do well with construction.
#5 What reflections do you have from the last two weeks based on working in your groups that will help you moving forward with new groups.
In the beginning of are original groups we didn't do a lot until we got to know each other. So with are new groups coming up I think we are gonna need to get comfortable with each other and then we will be able to work together very well.