Coming into the class, I was initially a bit sceptical towards the way we are approaching this course. However, as the term progressed, I found myself to really appreciate how we interact with the lecture materials every week, and also how we approach the “difficult stuff” like hard conversations and workshops/campaigns. Through these practices and experiences, I think I would be able to look at sustainability topics through a different angle than before, focusing on the multiple and complicated layers of issues that surround the topic rather than only looking at the surface of the problem.
I often find the reflections for every week’s learning journals are really useful in terms of deepening my understanding: they are often a place for me to gather my thoughts and re-examine how I view these environmental issues, so moving forward, I think I will try to apply this technique in other aspects of my learning/life as well.
Yes! I agree with the idea that the reflections for each week a wonderful part for this course. It could help me wrap-up the contents, make me think more and organize my thoughts. I found it a really good approach to study!
Great post! I was a little skeptical at the beginning of the term too, but it was really interesting to look at environmental issues through ENVR 430's lens.
Great post! I agree, the reflections after making our posts really helped enrichen what we learned every week, and more so, what we took away from it. I also view topics about sustainability in a new light thanks to this class!
One of the things that makes reflection so helpful to our understanding of the course is that you can once again review what you missed in class and learn from the views of other students.
Definitely always a good thing to look at topics such as sustainability from different angles, as it incorporates so much more nuance into these conversations!
Hi Tom, when I was asked to write reflections each week, I may be reluctant, but at the end, I was always so thankful and glad that I did it, I can review my learning, assess my progress and prepare for future. I appreciate our class that it pushes me to achive my goal. I always want to make real changes but think it is so difficult, however, look, we all can change the world
Hi Tom, I totally agree! The reflections, to me, were more useful than an exam or other assignments because it allowed us to deepen our understanding, like you mentioned, without the risk of harsh rubrics and losing marks. Thanks for sharing!