2 thoughts on “It all Starts with a Question…

  1. Patrick Corbett

    I’m a writing professor (and one who has published on reflection), so I do a lot of reflective writing in my classes, even the technical ones. Every significant assignment requires a 200 to 500 word reflective piece to go with it. Length, prompt questions (or none), and organization depend on the type and complexity of the assignment, but I think that about 20% of the writing students do for me is explicitly reflective, including dedicated assignments. The reason I do this is because the reflective portion of the assignment is where students integrate what they have learned into a cohesive narrative and journey of learning. What they are able to remember, articulate, and communicate is that narrative. Performed often enough, it will be integrated into both their identity and subjective sense of self.

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  2. glarkins

    How much did you know about the subject before we started?
    I had heard of Industry City, but because of it’s location, I never had the motivation to want to visit. After getting here, I was impressed on how this place had seemed to adopt the look and feel of the hipster gen- x lifestyle in the city. As these exercises usually start, it’s a little confusing at the beginning but over time ideas start to materialize. I have always knew about the subject of gentrification and the issues that come with it.I believe it will be a problem for some time to come.
    Does this tell a story?
    Absolutely! That story to me is that this issue must be continued to be explored until the true feeling of invasion is understood by the other parties. By starting to put themselves in the place of those being moved out because of their financial limitations.
    I like the idea that the conversation is continuing. But what I would have also like to see is people from the community present at these conversations as well.

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