Communication competency: This floorplan demonstrates strength and growth in communication, because there was a lot of listening and conversations in my group to get the circuits to work. We asked each other questions and helped each other to make our circuit and do our calculations. I can develop my communication competency more by asking more questions when I am unclear of something we are doing in a project, and ask for help when I need it from teachers.
Thinking competencies: This floorplan demonstrates strength and growth in thinking, because my group decided which circuit / floorplan to use by looking at the artistic and practical parts of it. We used critical thinking when we were analyzing each circuit and choosing the one that would work the best & would be the easiest to use by someone who would own this apartment. We also used critical thinking when we were experimenting on the series circuit to make it work. We used creative thinking and took the aesthetics of the floorplans into consideration for deciding which one to use. I can improve my thinking competency by not being afraid to experiment with the circuit and try different approaches to fixing it when something doesn’t work.
Personal and social competencies: This floorplan demonstrates strength and growth in personal and social competencies, because I was able to use my own knowledge to make my floorplan and the knowledge of others to construct the circuit. For my personal competencies, I demonstrated growth when I trusted my understanding of building a series circuit and still asked for help when I didn’t fully understand the parallel circuit. For my social competencies, I demonstrated strength when I explained to my group members how my circuits worked and answered any questions they had about mine in a peaceful and informative way. I can develop both my personal and social competencies by being in more group projects with people I haven’t worked with before, so that I can see how I work with others and how it affects me personally.