During the quarter in Physics 12 class, I could improve my critical thinking skill, such as processing and analyzing data and information. Among the labs, From the electrostatics lab, there were 20 questions asking the explanation about each electrostatic idea, so I had to organize the information in the proper order as well as think deeply about the outcomes to prove the previous knowledge I have learned. In this sense, my critical thinking ability and processing & analyzing information skill were greatly improved.
How has this unit impacted your creative and critical thinking and communication skills?
I have learned how to move graphs and interpret the moves of them from this unit. For me, this section was the one of math that deeply requires my creative and critical thinking. I had to keep thinking, in related to what I found from other problems, to solve new challenger problems. My creative thinking has been developed by applying my knowledge, and by checking back, I was able to improve my critical thinking. Mr. Muro usually let students talk to their partners during class time. Through the communication with my partner, I also could develop my communication skills.
Describe how the artifact you selected shows your strengths & growth in specific core competencies. The prompt questions on the left – or other self-assessment activities you may have done – may guide your reflection process.
From Spoken Word project, I have improved on my communication skill. In this English class, I conversated with Canadians a lot. Comparing to my first presentation when I came to Canada at first, this project was much better such as eye-contact, tones of my voice, face, body language, and et cetera. My English class had few practices, so I could have conversations with all class mates. Also, I could get tutor form Canadian friends, so my grammar has been improved too.
From Spoken Word assignment, I could improve my speech. Especially when I presented, I needed to eye contact with the audiences, speak loudly, and use body language. These were challenge for me, who English is not a first language. I overcame my nervousness more than before. The ways for good presentation are also for good communication, so I also could be better in communication with people using English.
To improve my communication better, I planned to read more books, and to present in front of people a lot.