Broaden Your Thinking

Broaden Your Thinking

Amanda Tummonds (Charles Best)
Hello everyone, For my first broaden your thinking, I decided to do Stephen Muchiri's "Gender Inequality" and Aiesha Trivino's "What trends in fashion and beauty have occured constantly throughout history and how has it effected the physical and mental health of women?" As you could probably already see a parallel in these two topics, which is more centred around a women's social perspective of the inequality of beauty. What if the "beauty role" were to reverse gender from women to men? Why...Read More...
Last Reply By Warutumo Moses (Alumni tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hi again! For the "Broaden Your Thinking" section of this cycle, I have decided to explore two topics which, although they may seem quite different, share very crucial similarities. One of these topics will be my own (Do people perceive time in different ways?), and Yasmin Harden's topic (Are we meant to be happy?). These two concepts both share basic psychological aspects of how humans behave, and discuss the topic of fulfillment in our everyday lives. In my own research, I discussed...Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Schmidt (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post
For my Broaden Your Thinking post, I have chosen Dale William Ngatia's work on "Gender Equality" to match with my Inquiry Question: "How is one convinced to vote for another to hold public office in a democratic society?" In my research I often mentioned how a candidate's public perception is exceptionally important. I discussed how many voters base their decision simply off of hoe educated they think the candidate is. In Dale's research, some interesting points on Gender Equality are...Read More...
Last Reply By Danica Rogers (Charles Best-Alumni) · First Unread Post
For my “broaden your thinking” post, I’ll be comparing my research (ideologies) with Ken’s research (Effect of Nuclear Weapons). When I saw his topic, I immediately found a connection between these two topics historically. In my second last round of research, I compared and contrasted the differences between capitalism and communism as socio-economic ideologies. The peak of these ideological clashes happened during world war two, directly correlating with the American nuclear attacks. What I...Read More...
Last Reply By Cynthia Weldon (Teacher/Admin) · First Unread Post
My topic for this cycle revolves around intuition. For my "Broaden Your Thinking" post, I decided to compare my topic with one of Gloria Serianae's topics. In one of her previous posts, Gloria wrote how women in the past were seen as unintelligent when compared to men. To connect our thoughts on this topic I developed this question: Did the gender roles that women were forced to follow through in the past affect how intuitive they were? During one of my research rounds, I read that during...Read More...
Last Reply By Cynthia Weldon (Teacher/Admin) · First Unread Post
For this broadening of my thinking i am doing my own Helicopter Engineering project, and Samuel Kariuki's Trophy Hunting topic. These two topics look extremely different at first and it takes more then just a little bit of looking to find the connections...But i can assure you, they are there. The first one that i discovered had to do with the patrolling of game reserves, making sure people were not killing more then permits allowed, and for getting people from place to place quickly,...Read More...
Last Reply By Cynthia Weldon (Teacher/Admin) · First Unread Post
For my broaden your thinking post I will be linking Hezekiah's research on slavery, to my theatre analysis's. "How did theatrical works perpetuate slavery and more modernly, discrimination and racism." It was interesting to tie these ideas together because in my research, I talk about all the good that theatre has done and continues to do. Theatre allows for marginalized people to have their stories told and it initiates conversation about things that aren't often talked about. However,...Read More...
Last Reply By Cynthia Weldon (Teacher/Admin) · First Unread Post
Hello, For my broaden your thinking I'm connecting my inquiry question which is How might a concussion affect teen's brain development? with Ellen Mee's question of How does bullying affect someone through their lives? Some questions I have are: Do people get treated differently which turns into bulling if they have a concussion? Does the person that suffered the concussion become a bully? Do both concussions and bullying have the similar side affects like suicide? Does someone suffering a...Read More...

Broaden Your Thinking

Audrey Heath (Charles Best)
For my Broaden your Thinking I want to look at Aiswarya Alagusunder’s project on Evolution, and Moira O’Keeffe and Danielle Campani’s project on the Pacific Gyre. Is the Pacific Gyre an example of a Genetic Drift ‘disaster’? What animals are being affected, and how do they adapt to the environment (if they don’t die)? How is the waste and toxins going to impact the environment? These two topics together make a great idea.Read More...
Last Reply By Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! For my first BYT I connected my own topic of research (are we meant to be happy?) with Jim. Y Liu’s topic on how meat production can impact the environment. He touched on several ideas as to how meat affects our bodies and our surroundings. I am aware of how far fetched these two appear, but I came to find several possible connections. Naturally, I decided to touch on simple day-to-day influences on our happiness, and an article I read stated that certain foods could have a...Read More...
Last Reply By Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) · First Unread Post
For this round I will be comparing and making connections to Trizah Gatuiri’s question what if women were leaders in all the fields in the world? To my question What trends in fashion and beauty have occurred constantly throughout history and how has it affected the physical and mental health of women? At first glance, these topics really don’t seem to have much of a connection, other than the fact that their both about women, however, digging deeper, I saw quite a strong connection between...Read More...
Last Reply By Yasmin Harden (Charles Best-Alumni) · First Unread Post
Social media and mobile technology is a problem in our society at times as it isolates people and reduces human to human interactions. Our natural human nature craves social existence and interaction, and "fitting in" to a bigger picture. But social media and mobile technology are usually unhealthy means for this. How to we keep advancing our technology and social media but in a way that doesn't take away from our human nature? Bioengineering is the marriage between ingenuity, technology,...Read More...

Broaden Your Thinking #1

Seth Young (Johnston Heights)
For my "Broaden Your Thinking" I have chosen Moses Waruingi's topic of Disability along with my own of exoskeletons. I chose Moses' topic as I have always found those with disability interesting, and I believe that there could be ways to greatly improve their lifestyles. I feel that with exoskeletons people with disabilities would no longer need to have difficulty in their lives, because of lost or damaged limbs. Instead they could have mechanical parts, stronger than any normal arm of...Read More...

broaden your thinking

Sophie Offei (Johnston Heights)
For my Broaden Your Thinking, I looked at Trizah Gatuiri research on, "Women Being Leaders in all Roles" and have decided to connect this to my research on "How Quantum Mechanics Effects our World". I wonder, if one could look at the way in which women take on many roles in many different fields and the absolute vitality they are to such an extensive system and compare it to the importance of such a thing as Quantum Mechanics? We often undermine science for what it can do, not only for...Read More...
Hello everyone, I have decided to link my research on Strong Artificial Intelligence with Hezekiah's research about slavery. I decided to look at "When created, will Strong Artificial Intelligence be treated as slaves?" The reason I decided to look into this is because during my research, I had an opportunity to read a lot about the ethics of created AI and one thing that I started wondering about was the treatment of Strong AI when it is created. I realised that when we create Strong...Read More...

Broaden Your Thinking

Emily Trepanier (Charles Best)
My idea for broaden your thinking is to put Lucy Muturi's complex arts and graphics project together with Joy Evens Wangui's project on terrorism together. My questions are, could art be a way for people to express themselves so they don't become terrorists? If they found a way to express themselves and found that others were noticing their art, would it make them less likely to participate in terrorist acts? Is it possible to use art and creativity instead of military force? Or would...Read More...
Last Reply By Jordan McKenzie (LFAS) · First Unread Post

Broaden Your Thinking

Taylor Testini (Alumni)
Flora Xia is doing a project on animation, and Moira O'Keeffe is doing one on the pacific gyre. I wonder if the two can build off of each other. Would creating an animation based around the pacific gyre help to bring more awareness to it? Or would the meaning pass over the heads of viewers, and just be a form of entertainment? Can we use animation to bring awareness to important issues?Read More...
Last Reply By Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
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