DEC Scan Journal : May 2011
Scan Vol 30 No 2 May 2011 31 Figure 18 Student responses to Question 8 Figure 19 Student responses to Question 9 I plan to take action. I want to present my findings in different situations and get my message out there! No I do not plan to take any action because the action that needs to be taken I cannot do because I'm not able to because I am young, also it is government related so I cannot. My topic is hard to change. Like with others, giving a simple solution, like turning off a light bulb to save electricity. Speeding involves the person's state of mind, which is hard to change. Speeding includes condition and person. You can't really do anything other than inform others about the stats I might share it out. Hopefully when you present it to other schools they look at the serious side of it not just the construction process. After the investigation on obesity it gave me a very clear idea about the situation on obesity, as prior to the investigation I thought It was not a global epidemic. As a result, it made me take a serious approach to my personal health and well-being. I am now more aware of the need for eco-friendly sustainability. After doing my assignment, while shopping, I have definitely made more eco-friendly wise choices. I also now think it is very important for all people to realise the dangers of continuing the way we are at the present. Everyone should know that by making these different choices while shopping can make a huge difference in the long run. I was thinking about opening my survey monkey results to the public. That way if anyone ever wants to do a similar survey it will already have been done for them. Thinking about it now, I could also send the end product of my assignment to the local government because it wouldn't hurt and they might find something useful in it. (Research into the Infrastructure of State Rail) Yes, I've started being more electricity conscientious and started telling others about the consequences of using too much electricity and how the rises will affect us in the future Now that I have completed this assignment I feel that I can take a small part in improving the issue. I can't do too much to change the whole of NSW or Australia as a whole, but specifically I can try to focus on not going over the speed limit while driving in the future. Q9. After investigating the Issue did you go on to take any action to address the problem yourself -- or do you plan to take some action? (This includes sharing your results outside of the classroom situation.) If so please write about this here. Being able to choose our own topic that felt relevant to us. Coming up with a conclusion to your research. The simplicity of the format and presentation. Conducting a survey I can use the process of guided inquiry to make future questions/ assignments better. Just answering the question and creating my question... and how we got do what we wanted to which helped me and other students to do the best they could. I learned much in regards to my topic and I feel like I can more easily relate to the topic now that I understand it. I will enjoy learning more about my topic in the future. Gaining new knowledge Being able to see my final product. Comments from parents Comments from parents were collated through a very short survey at the end of a final information letter (Figure 20). All parents who returned the question- naire ticked the first box saying their student had an increased interest in their work compared to other research assignments. Very few comments were added. No negative comments were added.