Does communication have shapes or forms for us to perceive? If communication comes in a form of lines, how will they look like? Will they be straight? Will they be crooked?
When asked how do we communicate our ideas to others? in our group discussion, Elie classifies the ways she communicates to others in three strategic ways:
1. By talking to them nicely
2. By drawing (our ideas)
3. By observing it first (before we try it)
An collaborative illustration of people in conversation by Luna, Elie, and Nora.
Pushing our thinking mind to wonder beyond what we can hear, we challenge ourselves to put our thoughts onto graphics. Elie adds three (linear) lines as her idea of that's how they are talking.
When posed with a question whether the lines can be different, Nora, unhesitant draws zig-zag lines as part of the conversational lines between the two people. It is indeed a very interesting learning experience for us to understand our own thoughts in decoding the many ways of communicating ideas.
In addition to our perceptions, we are interested to learn about how the sound itself travels. Therefore, we take an opportunity on the following day to pitch this interest from a scientific point-of-view. In below learning experience, Nora engages her fingers to travel or gently slide on a firmly stretched elastic string, forward and backward, to create sound waves to travel.
Elie experiments how her voice reaches out to others through string and air. With an emerging understanding on this engineering perspective of a medium to be a transmitter of our travelling sounds, we learn how the tightness of the string plays a significant role to the travelling of sound waves.
To start the week, today we converse more about how we really enjoy and what we like the most when we gather in the park. There are lots of conversations about how we all bring different foods and share with each other and we always believe that learning to share supports our communication skills by learning how to express our needs, wants and emotions.
Going further, it’s always hard for us to say goodbye to our friends. However, we are being courageous in anticipating how time moves forward. In this sense, we attempt to build understanding on saying our farewell to Luna, some time soon, in more workable ways. For example, in regard to coping with some feelings and emotions, we we have been putting our collaborative efforts to working together on a project to keep our memories alive. In addition, we too communicate about this situation a lot of times to allow ourselves to process our thoughts and feelings. By working on this, we establish some sense of trust that validates our emotional, physical, and intellectual interactions with self and others.
In our learning experience, we always like to go deeper and deeper to make our learning experience visible to others. As today, we try to make our art work more detailed by using different tools. It is always grateful to see how we are very focused toward our work and being passionate to make a lovely farewell gift for Luna.
We always find our own ways to describe our learning. Moreover, our focus is always the thing that helps us to learn and improve everyday which leads to self- confidence and positive self- esteem.
Continuing with our thinking on how we communicate our ideas, we come up with a few. To give ourselves a clear understanding about ways to communicate, we experiment with a string attached to cups to learn about how sound can travel through the string. We try to understand that if one speaks into a cup, will the sound waves of his or her voice vibrate to the back of another cup? It turns out the sound propagates as longitudinal waves through the string to another cup. We are curious about the vibration.
To extend our exploration, we are trying to experiment it in many ways. As today, we converse regarding the vibration that sounds make during our learning experience. We experience how sound is a type of energy made by vibrations.
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