“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” (Abraham Lincoln).
This week in Academic studies we took part in presenting our work in relation to IT outside the classroom. We all worked in either pairs or groups and researched the topic to present to the rest of the class. Here is how I felt looking back on the experience.
What we did?
We were given just over a week to research the topic and also to put together our findings in terms of a presentation. After two of my peers and I decided to work together we straight away divided the task into three parts. Looking back this allowed us to carry out substantial research with the limited time we had. We also decided to report back to each other via a messaging group so we could discuss the findings further.We divided the task to put the physical presentation together individually then sending to each other.
At the start the process the division of the roles and by defining each members responsibilities was successful. Throughout the process I understood my role and also the timescale around my responsibility. I also took on the task to proof read the slides and make final adjustments before submitting. This made sense as I was last to add in my input. we discussed the content through out the week and made recommendations to each other about their area of research.
This is how not to do a group presentation!
During the presentation I found the planning we had put in at the start paid off. I found the flow of the presentation was good, there was a structure and we equally made a strong contribution. I will try to use this experience in the future with other groups I may need to be a part of.
Plan for the future.
In the future I would like to enhance the look of the presentation. I found with time being limited as a group we concentrated on the content and perhaps did not focus on the technical aspects of the slides. However the group functioned really successfully without any fall outs or problems which came down to the establishing of our roles early on. Overall a successful and empowering experience!
Thank you for reading. I am afraid this is my last blog as part of this module on the Education Studies Course. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and can truly say I do enjoy blogging. Do give it a go for as well as being educational and reflective it is also overpoweringly therapeutic!