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Re: What affects a students resilience?

I really like your topic, I think it is really really interesting. I really like this research because it's something that I think a lot of people can relate to because they may have skipped class themselves, or they have peers who have skipped class in the past. Everything that you have found I think it very true, and makes sense. I'm looking forward to your future research!
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Re: What affects a students resilience?

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
A very interesting thing to say is, it is neither nature nor nurture that shapes your personality but simply coincidence and luck. What I mean is to propose the question "Why do multiple children raised by the same parents have such drastically different personalities?" It's rather obvious to say because the social circumstances at home are different, perhaps the economic state of the family is different and so on and so forth. Just food for thought.
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Re: What affects a students resilience?

I think this is a really interesting topic. Since all of us go to school, I'm sure we all wonder the same things. I think things like home life and peers can have a lot to do with it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you find in your next research!
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Re: What affects a students resilience?

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
This is a very cool topic there are many reasons as to why we students decide to skip school or go to school.I am really hoping to know what you will do next in your project.
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Re: What affects a students resilience?

I've really enjoyed reading both of your recent posts on this subject! I would say vitality is what motivates us. In my experience who I sit next to in a class will determine how interested I am on a topic.
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Re: Students in Canada living in poverty

I think that this is some really interesting research! Everything that you said is true, and it's very sad. It's very upsetting that families that live among us live in these conditions. It's very hard to think about.. I think this topic is very cool! Good luck with the rest of your project!!
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Re: Students in Canada living in poverty

Kaylie Maughan (Mentor) ·
Well said. I love how you get to the emotional impacts on these youth dealing with these situations. Too often we focus on academics and these students ability and less on what they are having to deal with in their every day lives. I also think it is fantastic that you are focusing on resiliency. Often these experiences of hardship can develop a sense of internal strength and resolve to overcome. Resiliency is the new darling of much Psychology and Criminology research these days, as many...
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Re: Students in Canada living in poverty

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
wow it is really touching and kinda sad getting to know that there are such people living under such conditions.some are too young to face some of this challenges but the projects that you guys in Canada have are very helpful and i think that most students are really appreciating that.One should not lose hope because of the circumstances she is in but instead should work hard hard in order to change the situation that she is in.
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Mr. Mburu (Admin) ·
You're right. The agriculture classes normally cover the theory which is translated into practical skills in the farm. Ordinarily this would be the best approach. .. we're it not for shortage of time versus a bloated quantity of curricula to be covered. In your country, it looks like agriculture is handled like a snack! Meanwhile it's really not the amount of work covered but how thorough it has been covered. Both ways, there are merits so I would urge that it's handled as recommended by...
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Mr. Mburu (teacher): You're right. The agriculture classes normally cover the theory which is translated into practical skills in the farm. Ordinarily this would be the best approach. .. we're it not for shortage of time versus a bloated quantity of curricula to be covered. In your country, it looks like agriculture is handled like a snack! Meanwhile it's really not the amount of work covered but how thorough it has been covered. Both ways, there are merits so I would...
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
I also wonder how can a student learn without doing practical activities?Any way you can not blem for the government because it is a tradition.If the government will accept your idea then it could be a very good thing for the students.For us in Kenya we don't only relay on curriculum we also do farm activities.For example in the exam the invigilator supervises the students in the farm in order to give them marks.This method enables the learners to acquire enormous skills.It teaches the...
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Desi,its good seen your approach on agriculture education in Kenya but come to think of home science,art and craft and music.Nice topics,aren't they?But they no longer exist in public schools.They preferred agriculture to them.Its so ironic that agriculture is a composery in some schools.Why should i go by agriculture when my passion is arts that don't exist in my sch timetable
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
too bad that you guys dont have agricultural classes like we kenyan students do to get more information about agriculture activities
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Re: Agriculture Education: Research (week 5)

Hezekiah Maina (Thome) ·
agriculture helps very much because it involves practical and we learn how to grow our food.I wonder how you people glow your crops without the knowledge about agriculture.
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Re: Kaylie Maughan (Mentor)

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
Welcome to the Butterfly Effect! right now my question which is, Why do people enjoy sports even though it is a lot of work? Doesn't really touch on your areas of expertise, but I'm sure with your help and knowledge other people will really benefit.
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Re: Kaylie Maughan (Mentor)

Former Member ·
Welcome to Butterfly Effect, and thanks for joining! I'm a new member as well. I'm very interested in psychology, criminology, as well as law. I'm currently researching about law enforcement as well as other aspects of the enforcement part. If possible I'd like to use your expertise to learn more and maybe we can start a chat!
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Re: Kaylie Maughan (Mentor)

Welcome, Kaylie! Excited to have you on board.
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Re: Burn

Theresa Geider (Alumni-LFAS) ·
With compassion, I think its somthig we are wired and born to do. Take love for example, we cannot be artificially programed to love someone/something. I think emotions such as love, compassion, empathy and gentleness has to come from within.
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Re: A shift in my inquiry...

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
I was just reading a blog based from a book called "More Than Footprints". A huge topic on the site was if volunteering time and building relationships with these young kids, than leaving completely and cutting ties with them caused more harm than good. I'm interested to see what comes from this, hard not to go straight to a personal place.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I think any PSA film, regardless of its medium has the possibility to draw attention. It would be more about finding a way for the audience to connect/care about environmental issues. You might want to look into advertising psychology if you want to learn more about it.
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Re: A shift in my inquiry...

I think that this is a better and more understandable question than your last one. I didn't really get what your question was, or what it was leading to before, but now its much clearer. I have never thought about the effects that the volunteers have on people after they leave. Looking forward to seeing where your new question leads.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
I think this is a really cool idea. Putting ideas into the form of entertainment, which is sad to say but it will make people more interested. People would be aware of what's going on and it can educate kids who don't think about these things. As long as the info isn't put into text to discretely, otherwise they might not even realize the big idea. Where as if you add it in to harshly they might see it as purely educational and won't want to watch it.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Anika Zak (Alumni) ·
I think animation is an especial form of PSA as it effectively conveys a message in an amusing manner. Awareness is made all the more impacting when it is intertwined with a beauteous score, colorful imagery, and intriguing setting. We've all, hopefully, had the experience of witnessing a moving piece of film/animation/documentary that forever imbues our minds with certain facts.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

I think this is a super cool idea, and I really like how it ties the two projects together. I think that even if people do see it as entertainment, it will still be having awareness raised about it. There are many different ways to do this, and I think that it could work if it's done in the right way.
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Re: Canadian&Kenyan Social Values:Education

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
When we went to Kenya and visited the schools, I was shocked by the ratio of students to teachers. I think it's unfair to the teachers and the students to have such large classes and a limited supply of teachers to teach them. Have you found any information on how the Kenyan government is trying to remedy this situation? Also, where are your sources? I'm interested to know if you got your information from the people we met on our trip or if it's mostly from the internet.
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Wow! That's a really cool view point on imagination. What comes to mind for me is dreaming. When I'm dreaming I've always experienced that specific feeling you mentioned of not being wrong, no matter what. Everything that happens while I dream is right,because I define the universe of my own dream. I know this is straying off your topic a bit, but I'm super interested in how dreaming does or doesn't contribute to the development (and degradation!) of imagination. Have you come across...
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
I never thought of imagination like that, in the sense that we grow out of it due to the education system telling us that being incorrect is the worst thing. You mentioned that the imaginative parts of school are not being treated the same as the academics. Just a thought, but what if they are being treated the same, in the sense that, in both, we are afraid of being incorrect. I've noticed that quite a few people are nervous about having the "wrong" type of creativity, or an imaginative...
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Wow. I've been thinking about this for a while; it's cool to have it been put into words.
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Former Member ·
Thanks for all the input everyone, you guys bring forward some really interesting thoughts!
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
I thought that creativity come thorough education .and according to your way of observation it is opposite to my way.
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Samuel - perspective is important remember. Maybe for you, inspiration and creativity is spurred from all the things you learn in school, but that's not necessarily true for everyone. I love that you brought that up though. I hope Megan and Taryn incorporate your views into this.
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
I really couldn't imagine how imagination is really helpful in enhancing our creativity. I think that you guys are right since also here in Kenya students are more subjected into the academic world therefore we always tend to be afraid to do the wrong thing......but I would also agree with Taylors comment because I also think some people are afraid to imagine things or be creative this is because they are afraid that theirs would be of much less significance than the others.I wish you all...
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Jessica, i think i bumped my head and now i changed my mind,creativity does not come through education but education come through creativity,people like Steve Jobs with Apple,Michael Dell with Dell gadgets,Bill Gaits with software,Richard Bradson with virgin group of business;they all are college dropouts,dropped out to venture into creative business of techs,William Shakespeare was not so good in learning but emerged to be great man in the history of the world!
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Re: Week One Research: Imagination

That's an interesting point Samuel. I think we're all excited to see what research Megan and Taryn do!
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Re: Gender stereotypes in mixed schools

I love the topic. Might I recommend you try to talk with Juolin Lee? Her project idea is similar, and I'm sure you guys would learn a lot from chatting with each other.
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Re: Gender stereotypes in mixed schools

Paul Kagiri (Tigithi) ·
i rely like your topic but as we talk the government of Kenya has rely worked on this issue and the rights of a girl are taken more serious than that of a boy.
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Re: Grande Finale

Done! Great job on the video Taylor! I really hope this project works out. If you need assistance with anything involving the project, please send me a Facebook message. I could probably rally a couple others as well. Good luck!
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Re: Grande Finale

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
That is exactly what am going to do.it is actually a good video.Good work Taylor
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Re: Grande Finale

Grace Yang (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Nice work on the video. Knittel told me you're starting a new project. I've been researching the science behind powerful commercials/videos and it would be cool if we could work together to make some videos for your new project. What are you planning to do for it by the way?
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Re: Sports vs Academies

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
This is really touching,hard to judge,but like i have always said,one should always be allowed to work with his or her passion and his or her talents,give room for any student to do any other activity besides inside the classroom work,this will help him or her coup well with people and know how to live with them,life need social creatures and not only academic oriented students,success can also come to people who realizes their talents earlier and work upon them to achieve,perhaps Jordan you...
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Re: Sports vs Academies

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
For sure all this qualities are good but people get to misunderstand,in fact the most rich people in the world are the one who use their talent like the footballers,athletes and many more.some times parents make fake decision upon us we should deny them but not for bad,we tall them carefully to understand us.
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Re: Sports vs Academies

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
I was reading a certain magazine of some of successful men around the world and i was shocked to see some of them.in fact many of them are sch/college drop out!Take for instance,Michael Dell,Steve Jobs,Richard Bradson and also Dr Dre!Interestingly,many of learning institutions depends with many of their products,for example,a campus student wont fill comfortable without an iphone or a dell laptop,products of college dropouts.Its high time parent understand we cant all fit in a class chasing...
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Re: Sports vs Academies

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
I think this such a good question, I love it. Sadly I found not only parent but a lot of people tend to question non-academic talents as good career. Even I question it, when I'm thinking of becoming a professional dancer in the future. I think this have something to do with how our society is build up. Sport, art, ect... are just not something human need to survive or maintain our society directly, it's kind of like a luxury. More importantly for the non-academic career it need other...
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Re: Research

Former Member ·
I personally believe it's ethical to volunteer in an under-developed country with children. Why wouldn't it be? What are your thoughts on this? Are you afraid of losing connection with the children?
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Re: Research

Its very ethical in fact one of our own -Mageto Victor is one such volunteer,he spends most of his free time in the children's home helping out.The children feel cared for and loved.I would b e one volunteer if I happened to live near one.For Jerry Chao, he has to note that this is an international problem not only to underdeveloped countries and its good to help out if you can.
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Re: Inquiry Question

Eunice Lui (Alumni) ·
What an interesting question! But what do you mean by ethical or unethical? As in it goes against one's morals or philosophy? I've been told you've watched a film regarding voluntourism. Could you explain what you had taken out of it? I just find this question really interesting and has the potential to change the world when people finally understand the pros and cons of what they deem "heroic" or maybe in some way, "Patriotic".
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Re: Inquiry Question

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
Thanks for the questions Eunice. By ethical or unethical, I mean is it right or beneficial to the children for us to go in for short trips of a few weeks and then leave again. Not necessarily one's morals or philosophy. Volunteering is generally intended to be a good thing that benefits others. However, as we know, it doesn't always work out that way. Sometimes, with the intention of helping, we harm more than help. Or, sometimes we end up doing things in a patronizing way. I'm looking at...
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Re: Inquiry Question

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Are you planning to focus your research on volunteering in North America or in developing countries?
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Re: Inquiry Question

I really love this whole project idea - I think it's very important for people to take a step back and ask themselves this question, and the fact that this is what you're looking into makes me really happy. It might be worth clarifying in your question what you said to Eunice below. I think most people will assume you're talking about values. Good job!
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Re: Inquiry Question

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
developing countries
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