Phase 4: Preparing to Share: Emerging Ideas

Updated 6 months 2 weeks ago

In Phase 4 I would be preparing to share my learning about my project from the past days. In Phase 0, I selected one topic out of many pages of other topics available for me. I begun digging into my project back in Shanghai by starting in Phase 1 with basic questions like what do I already know, where did I learn this, and what else would I like to learn about. I also created my top 10 questions in that phase. While in Phase 2, I started to gradually collect information that could possibly help me out in Xizhou and throughout my project. In Phase 3, I was able to receive abundance of information not only from the teachers that I can easily reach in our house, but also from local contacts that I made connections with. 

The first alumni's final product I checked out was Rayne. L. Her project was about embroidery, and I absolutely loved how she was so enthusiastic and funny in her video. Rayne showed me what it was like to feel entertained while informed watching a video. Mia. C also had a really nice video, since it was detailed and had some WOW moments related to her research and findings of people watching. Her tone and voice was soothing and made me want to finish watching her final product. Last but not least, was Lily. H, and I liked how she had a lot of videos and photos that fits with her topic of love and marriage. Her work was organized and it was very informative. These three girls all did an awesome job! 

In order to report my findings, i would be creating an informative video. My audience would be SAS secondary students that are specifically interested in the idea of love and marriage or Xizhou. This could also be for teenagers or adults that are interested in the Microcampus program and what type of learning we do here. I want to inspire people at all ages to understand the significance of love, and how differently people could think about this idea based on their background, experiences, and culture. Love is not just something cheesy, but something we need more of in this world today. The main element that I would like to share with my audience is: In order to understand the perspectives of love and marriage in Xizhou, one might consider the viewpoint of the younger generations, the mind of the older generations, and my own thoughts that had emerged throughout this trip. The video I produce would include photos related to my topic and other photos I took of Xizhou in general. The age of the younger generations would range from 23 years old to 28 years old, while the age of the older generations are from 50 to 63 years old. 

Below would be the outline of my video: 

I. Introduction

  • Background Information
    • Self-Introduction
    • Microcampus Program
    • My inquiry project
  • Thesis Statement
    • In order to understand the perspectives of love and marriage in Xizhou, one might consider the viewpoint of the younger generations, the mind of the older generations, and my own thoughts that had emerged throughout this trip. 

II. Perspectives of the younger generation

  • Definition of love
  • Gay marriage
  • Key factors in a relationship

III. Perspectives of the older generation

  • Definition of love
  • Gay marriage
  • Key factors in a relationship

IV. My thoughts

  • Before the trip
  • During the trip
  • Present time

V. Conclusion 

  • People view love differently
    • Expectations
    • Duration 
  • What I hope to discover love as in the future
    • How it could impact people
    • Unconditional

After completing my Phase 4 work, I will soon be moving on to working on my Final Product. 

Hello there! My name is Dora and my roots are in Taiwan, although, I have been in Shanghai for more than 10 years now. I have heard of the Microcampus program last year, and I absolutely wanted to join. I was in Xizhou with the 23rd group, Wildfires, and made connections with the welcoming residents, studied their culture, and learned about ourselves. I completed both my inquiry and service learning projects which I am extremely proud of. Microcampus had been an extraordinary trip, and the main source for all my life changing moments and experiences that I have in my pockets.