What is the biggest challenge you faced during the process of Exhibition?
The biggest challenge that I faced during exhibition was that because I had a smaller group, all of our idea’s had to be included. The problem for me was that when I am doing a big and important project, I like things to be and go my way, which doesn’t work out for such a big group of people.
How did I work to solve or overcome that challenge?
I solved my challenge by calling a group meeting. In our meeting, we disscussed that we need to start focassing more and start to include and combine everyone’s ideas for our presentation. I think that this helped because we all had a statement during our conversation and something that everyone needed to improve on. We agreed on things others need to work on, what all of us need to work on, who is doing what and ect.
What have I learned about myself since being included in exhibition?
I have learned that while doing an important assignment I like things to be unique and very organized. I have also learned that I am more of an independent learner and feel more accomplished when I handle things on my own, which is one of the reasons that I think being in a group was important and affected me because I can start to include everyone.
What was the most important, interesting or meaningful aspect of exhibition for me? Why?
I think that the most important aspect of exhibition was seeing different perspectives. Not just on gender equality, but watching other peoples presentation and hearing everyone’s ideas on their topic was very interesting. I think that hearing other perspectives and ideas was meaningful because I usually am very full of my ideas and points of view, it showed me that other perspectives are also very interesting and meaningful. And I am sure that it had also showed others.
What would I do differently, or be more mindful of if I could experience exhibition again?
Next time, I would choose a topic that I hadn’t had as much knowledge about. But with this topic, I would do my research and my action again. I would do my my research again because I feel like if our group had come up with the idea to have everyone research a certain concept question we would have had a lot more research done. I would make our action more unique and make other people outside of our school have something to do with our action.
What advice would I give to the students that will go through the exhibition process next year?
I would say that they need to watch their time wisely! Everyone will tell you that time flys and no one really took it seriously. Just because some exhibition days took so long, doesn’t mean the entire thing won’t go by. Also, I would tell them to pick a topic that they are interested in, not one that their friends want them to do. If you do pick a topic that your friends wants to do, it could make being friends a lot harder when there are arguments because there will be. Don’t spend time fooling around and actin like there is nothing to loose because there is, not only are you wasting your time but you are wasting every other persons.
The feedback that I had chosen for our group was that our stools should have been equal. At first we had two stools and the girls one was taller than the boys so we had to fix that.
Why was my feedback valuable? What did it mean to me?
Our feedback was valuable because it was true and it did make our presentation more interesting. Also, the feedback meant that we needed to show gender equality better, I did agree with this statement.