Monday, September 30, 2013

Make Cycle 2 Reflective Blog Post

For my make cycle two I chose to make a map and a Lego representation of the places I have learned and experienced science on UNCC's campus. To begin, I took pictures from the four locations of my field experiences and photo-shopped them in the general location in which they occurred on a campus map of UNCC. Once my 2D map was created, I realized I could take the mapping process further and portray it in a second medium. Upon thinking of ideas, building a representation of my field experiences out of Legos came to mind. I went with the idea and built each of my four field experience locations. The four field experiences are centered around a classroom which is representative of our English classroom. The idea behind the arrows is that our learning stems from the classroom and influences our everyday interactions with other locations. I chose to map only my learning and the science I have experienced on UNCC's campus versus other locations because I feel that our English class has opened my eyes greatly to what science and learning is and just how much it is occurring around us. My field experiences greatly influenced my work and ultimately became the focal point of my make. These are four locations in which I experienced learning or science as a result of being in our English class. Without the knowledge I gained from our class, I would have never seen these four locations in the light that I do now. Our class, and specifically Lacy, have supported my work. As I mentioned earlier, our English class has allowed me to view science and learning in everyday life in a completely different manner. The discussion and thinking that is generated in class leads to expanded thinking and unconventionally beneficial learning. My Make Cycle Two is a culmination of my learning and the science I have experienced in the short time I have been on UNCC's campus. My interactions with locations outside of my classroom have been of direct relation to my learning inside our classroom.

1 comment:

  1. Looking at your lego make photos mote closely and alongside your reflection, I am really intrigued by the ideas and wowed by the intricacy of your craft to show these ideas in lego. I am wondering about classroom learning be the central place... what does it mean about science for the classroom to be at the center? It's an interesting positionin and one that shows a realistic experience for many students. Hmmm... you have me really thinking here.