Studio 5 is all about moving forward towards your motivation. You need to understand and demonstrate autonomy, mastery and purpose to create success and hinges through motivation. For 6 weeks, we studio 5 students has been working in a project called the 6 week project to take relevant actions to achieve our goals. My goal is to learn how to develop South Korea at all costs such as economy, technology, government, and etc so that I have organizations of ideas when I'm old enough to take responsibilities of my own. I have chose to take action for this goal because many powerful countries such as the USA are making orders to show their power. Therefore, South Korean citizens as well as the government would be threatened to lose their politics to an another country who is joining the Korean Conflict. However, if we grow our power, many countries joining the conflict wouldn’t make fun of us and we would be peaceful after all. The Project's Beginning
The project I have certainly been waiting for has come at last. These were the things I did to make this project efficient for my future lives.
In the first week, I created a plan to film my info-graphic. In it, I listed all of the subjects that I can use to make my project interesting to others. Then, I chose the best one and made a script about it in my weebly blog to get prepared to film one. However, the plan took long time to create and delayed until the 2nd week.
In the second week, I kept on working on my plans to invent this wonderful piece of mine. I was so into it that I didn't even notice it was time to go to lunch or home already. I really enjoyed it, but I should have learned to manage my time wisely because I used up all the time that is left to complete the plan which made no time to film the documentary. Then, I have thought about an adviser to guide me correctly to use time well.
In the third week, I asked for help to my friends. One of them agreed to adjust me. He was one of my best friend Tom. I gratefully allowed him to be my adviser. Together, we tried to film one of parts in my documentary. We some consequences having different ideas to create the piece. However, we tried our best and uploaded the film we have created to YouTube.
In the fourth week, I tried to make an another piece of my info-graphic. With my adviser, I thought this was going to be easy, but as we kept on filming always in the same ways with no different ways, we kind of lose motivation to it. We struggled towards stress. We definitely needed an expert to show us a new way to self direct myself onto this unit.
In the fifth week, I was still struggling towards finding a new way to film my documentary. Then, Mr.Pug found an expert who I desperately need to guide me to my new step. The expert's name was Mr.Frank. As I tell him what I'm struggling on, he have told me an idea to record your voice at garageband, import it to iMovie and add images to suit it and make it an interesting piece of mine. I was relieved that I had this expert with me. I quickly act with his ideas and created a cooler, more interesting and detailed piece of my documentary called the Top 3 Chinese Weapons which Threatens United States.
The End(Sixth Week) Hopes about This Unit
By the end of this project, I hoped to create a full marathon of documentaries about the topic, Top 3 Chinese Weapons which Threatens United States. However, I have only done about 75 Percent of it and I am still having trouble uploading it to YouTube.
Success and Hinges Towards this Unit
I think what worked out very well during this unit is that I asked for help from experts to master new things and use it into my learning. For example, I was struggling towards finding a new way to film my info-graphic. Then, Mr.Pug found an expert who I desperately need to guide me to my new step. The expert's name was Mr.Frank. As I tell him what I'm struggling on, he have told me an idea to record your voice at garageband, import it to iMovie and add images to suit it and make it an interesting documentary. I was relieved that I had this expert with me. I quickly act with his ideas and created a cooler, more interesting and detailed piece of my mine called the Top 3 Chinese Weapons which Threatens United States.
What hinged was that I wasted time only to plan which made even less time to have experience on my project due to having less time to take actions. For example, when I was list topics which I can use to create my took large amount of time. Therefore, I had less time to work on my project.
Advantages of This Unit
This unit was more unusual advantages than other units because as well as working towards my motivation, I can work with various themes of units at the same time to show trying my best towards it. These themes includes WWA, HWEO, WWAIPAT, and HTOW. I think I experienced the theme, HWOO(How We Organize Ourselves) the most because I needed lots of equipment for me to film the documentary so, I couldn’t afford to lose even a single of them. For example, the equipment I needed to film the documentary were a laptop, iPad, tablet, iPad Stand and etc. Without them I wouldn’t be able to inform, capture and edit it that well. Also, a documentary needed to be a high quality so, without them, I would be just wasting time. Furthermore, I needed to express myself sharing the planet with other countries using my documentary which I think is a theme of HWEO and STP.
Also, you can get to know lots of knowledge from this unit. In order to do that, I needed to research and understand various topics of economy, technology, government because if you want to be a part of politics of South Korea, you need to imaginations to shine the country’s future. In order to do that, you need to understand to use the knowledge from these topics in real life.
Furthermore, you needed variety of resources. For example, before taking my documentary I have used YouTube videos made by military experts because their topics are connected to my motivation and they are experts so, I can learn and understand lots of information from them and use it.
I think I have successfully learned about these things because I checked different videos in YouTube from experts to find out many different qualitative and quantitative sources spliced together as an information. Then, I tried to master understanding these knowledge and used it as a high quality topic of my documentary. I think I could have done it better by visual note-taking the knowledge I earned in my notebook because I can organize all of the data I’ve got in an easier way and choose the most interesting ones. Also, it can be an evidence of me learning and understanding new things.
In addition, this project had lots of skills I still needed to work on to achieve my goals. These are one of them.
Data handling was the most integrated math skill of my learning because I needed an efficient organizing system to handle the data I’ve got. In order to learn about the systems I needed to know how to use graphs. Therefore, I developed this skill by keep trying to organize the data I’ve got with bullet points and now, I’m planning to organize with indexes and glossaries.
Also, I used a literacy skill of using qualitative words when I wrote my blog because without great expressions of informing, the article wouldn’t be that interesting. In order to use efficient words to explain about my documentary’s topic, I needed to learn how to use variety of sources such as a Thesaurus and a Dictionary. I developed this skill by replacing words which I have already used and edit it to make sure it makes sense and innovate my writing better.
Documenting Your Learning
During this unit, you needed to also document your learning to learn from you mistakes of the past and provide evidence that you have achieved something. I think I didn’t document my learning that much because I thought it was just wasting time to do our priorities and etc. Therefore, at the end of the project, I needed to remember what did I do over the last 6 weeks and write about it in my blog as a reflection. It was a hard time remembering the things I did. I think I could have done a better job by writing one reflection everyday at school. If not, even at home to remember my progress and learn from the mistakes I’ve made during those progress.
Autonomy Towards Motivation
As I work towards motivation during this amazing unit,I demonstrated autonomy because I self directed myself to take new challenges, fail forward and have final success towards my motivation. For example, as I took actions towards my learning of political situations of South Korea, I wanted to create a documentary to teach others about it. Therefore, I self directed myself to try new ways of filming by learning from mistakes which I have made over the last weeks. However, I had a problem not being able to find new ways to innovate my documentary. So, I asked an expert to teach me how to take a great informal film of mine over and over again until I get it. After having a new idea from him, I was able to take an amazing motivation film.
Future of My Motivation
I will be keep working on my project because so far I am not doing a bad job studying about political situations of South Korea and inform about it as a documentary. Also, I’m interested to work on things I can innovate about my documentary. Furthermore, my dream of developing South Korea would never fall as I try my best to improve myself.
The goal for my future is to develop South Korea at all costs such as economy, technology, government, and etc. I have chose to take action for this goal because many powerful countries such as the USA is making orders to show their power. Therefore, South Korean citizens as well as governments would be threatened to lose their politics to an another country which is joining the Korean Conflict. However, if we grow our power, many countries joining the Korean Conflict wouldn’t ignore us and we would be peaceful after all(I hope).
This goal would be able to motivate me. Just so you know, motivation is an attitude formed with autonomy, mastery and purpose.These are the reasons why this goal motivates me. First, I’m self directing myself to take action of my goal and nobody has told me what to do to achieve this goal(Autonomy). Also, as a eleven year old child, I can’t take huge actions to develop South Korea. Therefore, I’m trying my best to learn the present South Korea to develop it into the future South Korea(Mastery). Furthermore, I want to learn more about the political situations about South Korea and play with my creativity to find solution about it.
For the conclusion, I hope you learnt a lot about me and enjoy my blogs as I pass on the inspiration to all of you guys who are reading this blog. Let this blog inspire us all!!!