Over the past 11 weeks, my leadership and problem-solving skills developed the most. These two skills were my weakest coming into the module. Actions such as creating the Waste Watchers website, alongside deciding it’s beneficial to divide tasks amongst the group, is where my leadership skill advanced. Forming the waste management application for instance is … More Week 11 – Evaluation and Feedback
Week 10 saw our team, the Waste Watchers, deliver our presentation. As planned, the presentation was within the seven minutes and flowed well. Personally, I thought my public speaking was clear and at a good pace, thus showing how this skill of mine developed over the course. Moreover, my teamwork skill advanced during the presentation, … More Week 10 – Presentations
Hello, This week we presented our prototype – waste management application – to classmates. Consequently, my public speaking skill advanced by conversing with multiple peers who approached us. Week 9 saw me improve my leadership skill as I decided one person should work on the Waste Watchers website, whilst two people design the app screenshots, … More Week 9 – Orientation to the Deliver Phase and Presentation Workshop
Welcome back, This week we worked on the outputs and outcomes of our waste management social enterprise. A rewarding aspect was developing my problem-solving skill, as I acknowledged our output (what we produced) was an app. However, my challenge this week was identifying how we will measure the outcomes of our application. Week 8 saw … More Week 8 – Outputs and Outcomes
Hello, Challenges this week were identifying all the inputs (resources) needed to deliver our waste management application. However, acknowledging we should collaborate with an app developer improved my leadership and problem-solving skills. My teamwork skill advanced as we divided the formative assessment tasks amongst group members, consequently bolstering my public speaking skill as I can … More Week 7 – Inputs and Activities
Hi, This week we were introduced to a Theory of Change (TOC) framework, below. Understanding the TOC framework was a challenge, especially forming ‘intermediate outcomes’ for our lack of recycling solution idea – an application. A rewarding aspect was narrowing down our target audience to first year students, of Geography in particular. This allowed us … More Week 6 – Introduction to Theory of Change
Hello, Challenging aspects this week were creating opportunity areas, as taking one step back having already identified solutions to our problem was difficult. Moreover, agreeing on one solution to take forward was a challenge, as we had multiple. A rewarding point was the agreement on our solution idea, a recycling app. This will be downloadable … More Week 5 – Create Opportunity Areas and Brainstorming
Hi, Rewarding aspects of this week were the strengthening of my key skills. My leadership skill improved, as I decided for three different stakeholders we should identify a gap/unintended consequence, to demonstrate our wide research. For the council, the unintended consequence of collecting waste bins fortnightly were rodents. Consequently, my problem-solving skill bolstered, as a … More Week 4 – Mapping the Solutions Landscape: Where are the gaps?
Welcome back, This week we identified the stakeholders addressing the lack of recycling – the university, council and businesses being a few. Thinking about stakeholders broadened my problem-solving skill, alongside developing my leadership skill, as it was my decision to divide the solutions ecosystem table, below, between us five. My teamwork skill also advanced, as … More Week 3 – Mapping the Solutions Landscape: Who’s doing what?
Hi, Having established our student problem as the lack of recycling, we researched into the underlying causes of this issue. I developed my leadership skill by proposing we create a google document so group members can add their research to this. Sharing information should continue if peers find useful research for the section of others, … More Week 2 – Mapping the Problem Landscape: Causes