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Re: BOY AND GIRL RELATIONSHIP:

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
A good new project for you Hezekiah. In my suggestion, you should be more specific on what you actually want to know in the boy-girl relationships. May be the age at which these relationships start, what leads to the so relationships and what is the endpoint of the relationships. Also you may identify, who are more active in those relationships,boys or girls?
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Re: BOY AND GIRL RELATIONSHIP:

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
The work you are currently doing Allan is quite commendable. Its my hope that every human will be eager to know his or her origin and we are expecting more from you!
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Re: BOY AND GIRL RELATIONSHIP:

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
Hi I love your inquiry question, I think it's a very interesting subject! For my last project I was also researching about gender difference. I find Gender Matters by Sax Leonard is a very helpful book!
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Re: BOY AND GIRL RELATIONSHIP:

This is a really interesting and broad area of study and I think it would be a good idea to branch off and look into one thing at a time. From your statement, what I get is that boys want to stay with girls so that they may have an intimate relationship, don you think that there may be other reasons that make them do that? Do you think peer pressure has something to do with it? It would be really good if you talked to the boys and girls of a school where you have observed this trait and...
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Re: BOY AND GIRL RELATIONSHIP:

Onesmus Mwangi (Thome) ·
This Is awesome i agrée With You . I think boy and girl relation Is brougt about by adolesence
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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: Ongoing Reflection

Mr. Mburu (Admin) ·
You have embarked on a truly ambitious and practical undertaking. I'm excited on the fact that you seem to have looked at a basic agricultural concept of efficient water management. The soils in Laikipia are rich in nutrients which have least been tapped. The major huddle however is the behavioural pattern of rainfall which is poorly spread, unreliable and usually lower in amounts. This calls for short season crops and those that can withstand recurrent long drought seasons. The major...
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
Originally Posted by Francis Wachira: Desi thats wonderfull learning about something and trying to work on it! I think it's good to embark on agricultre be oz it's all about the economy and without that the economy cannotgrow,the population cannot increas so I think your idia is gogious and I wold join you to know much about agriculter,don't regret you will get another chance keep it up☺️!
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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: Ongoing Reflection

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
It sounds like such an amazing experience! once again I felt the magical power of how much people can learn from a different culture and from one another. I really love the water-conserving garden! it sounds so useful and easy to build, I think this method should be introduce to more people, and I can't wait to see how it will turn out next summer!
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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: 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: Broaden Your Thinking

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: Project Plan:Canadian and Kenyan Social Values

Good interview questions! How do you plan on posting your interview results (text, video, etc.)? I look forward to the rest of your project .
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Re: Project Plan:Canadian and Kenyan Social Values

Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
It is very cool that you have so many sources from personal communication! It must be very spectacular to get 1st hand information for your topic. Good luck!
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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: Canadian and Kenyan Social Values

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
The cultures are different due to different ways of living and ways of doing things,they are also same due to canadian and kenyan people interacting and absorbing the different cultures!
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Re: Canadian and Kenyan Social Values

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
That is a nice enquiry question.I tend to think that we all have different social values like we here in Kenya we are more based at improving the academic performance of the students therefore not considering the part of nurturing young talents while in Canada students are able to nurture their talents since you guys have like the arts school of which we don't have in Kenya.
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Re: Relivint Co-op program

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
Yap! You are right chelsea, this is are world of great things,we need to just work on them and achieve great things over it,enducation and culter are the way forward,we need to see ahead and open our eyes abroad also think wide to achieve.
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Re: Relivint Co-op program

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
Traveling at different places indeed expands our minds and so we need to lean more when we go at different areas.For i wish that the next generation can travel to the other planet like mars so as to know more about other planet.
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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: Project update

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Nice work there Gorge.Do peoples lifestyle impact their diet?
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Re: Project update

Kaltuma Abdi ·
Interesting!!!!!am looking forward to your project.............good luck George
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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: Update on gender stereotypes

http://nairobinews.nation.co.k...-men-for-equal-work/
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Re: Update on gender stereotypes

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
I like reading all this! Really interesting.
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Re: Update on gender stereotypes

That's an interesting point about the women empowerment programs. I think that either way it is good for women to have a place where they can talk about gender stereotyping and things of that sort, however having said that I think that often it is more a place of discussion than a place of change.
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Re: Update on gender stereotypes

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Mageto,nice research there.My problem is,are we more concentrating on girl child and forgetting the boy child on the other hand.Nowadays is kinda bothering when you come across a street girl rather than a street boy.Will it come a time when the boy child will be far much forgotten and we will be striving for their welfare like we are doing today with girl child?Let hope not but am afraid yes.I think it high time we be equalized.
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Re: Michelle Ciolfitto

Welcome, Michelle. I'm very excited that you've decided to join Butterfly Effect. You comments and support are welcomed and valued.
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Re: Michelle Ciolfitto

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
hello Michelle,i finished my previous project few days ago and am thinking on starting a new one on urbanization. i hope you will comfortably help me in this.
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Re: Michelle Ciolfitto

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Welcome to Butterfly Effect Michelle!
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