VIA Strengths: Which ones did you see in yourself during PBL? How and why?
I saw perseverance in myself. This is our project didn’t work even though we tried multiple plans. Although the first, second, third, fourth etc. plans didn’t work, we continued to try and make the battery work to light up an LED. I also saw teamwork in myself. This is because our group always worked together to try and make the plan work. Most of the time, no one was doing nothing. Everyone was always doing one part of the plan.
Why is collaboration and teamwork important in problem solving?
I think that it is important in problem solving because you have different people thinking of solutions. If you work by yourself, you may look over a key part of the problem. Furthermore, if you work with different people, they may find a creative or more effective way to figure out the problem. The more effective way could save you a lot of time and energy. If people work together in problem solving, you may be able to solve the problem faster because you have multiple brains thinking about the same problem.
Which video do you like the most? Why?
I liked this video because I think that it summed up my PBL group. If the Adrienne, Julia and me worked alone but on the same project, we wouldn’t have a lot of ideas on how to progress if our apparatus didn’t work. We wouldn’t have found different plans for the battery. Because we worked together, we were able to stand together as a group and try to solve the problem. Although in the video, the ants, crabs and penguins succeeded, unlike us, they had to work together. Adrienne, Julia and I worked together and we were close to finishing our project we had more time and the right materials.