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Task B: (b) Reflection


First of all, as a group of three, my group members and I were required to
produce a multimedia presentation which included the video clips of our chosen
moral value and the analysis of our subject based on the theories learned in child
development. After discussing among our group, we agreed to choose sharing as
the value of our multimedia presentation and we also decided to choose one of my
group members cousin, Howard, 8 years old as our subject. After planning the flow
of our multimedia presentation, we proceeded to do the recording and organizing of
the presentation.
In the beginning, being a person who likes to mix with children, I found this
task very interesting because it involved interviewing children. I was excited when I
first met my subject as this was my first formal interview with a child. Howard was a
very cheerful and friendly child as he was able to mingle with me even though that
was the first time we met each other. The circumstance during the interview, however
was not what I expected as both of us were a bit nervous and rigid in front of the
camera. Towards this, my weakness is that I have neglected the possibility of being
camera shy.
Despite the weakness, my strength is that I had done a multimedia
presentation in my foundation year. Therefore, using the previous experience to my
advantage, one of my strengths is that I focused on all the details in the video,
particularly the appropriate use of background music and the duration of the
transition. This is because I take the consideration that the audience might not have
sufficient time to read through all the words written in the slides within a short period
of time. My group members and I, thus, read through the slides several times to
make sure that the duration of the transition was enough for the audience. Besides, it
was indeed a very challenging task as it required a lot of brainstorming, creative
ideas and skills to use the movie maker software. Yet, I am proud that my group was
creative enough to discover some new skills to diversify our multimedia presentation.
Additionally, to make the audience have a better understanding of our presentation,
we also added subtitles to every video clip in our presentation. Moreover, my strength
is that I spent plenty of time to search for suitable background music, some poignant
images which can actually evoke the audiences feelings and creatively added in
several photos of the subject with different emotions to make the multimedia
presentation more appealing. Furthermore, the skill of recording videos is one of my
strengths as well. Having this particular skill, I could actually produce footage with

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good lighting and angle. Next, being tolerant and collaborative is my strength too so
we managed to make this task a success without any intergroup conflict throughout
the whole process.
Upon the completion of this multimedia presentation, I had learned many
things, including values I learned from Howard, knowledge about the theories applied
and also the skills needed to make a video clip. The first thing I learned from him is
his selfless action shown in the pre-activity which was to test if he had the value of
sharing. I was shocked yet amazed that an 8-year-old child could be so caring and
altruistic that he gave the larger portion of his favorite snack to his brother without
hesitation. I was even touched when he said that the main reason he shared it was to
make his brother happy. Compared to him, admittedly, I felt ashamed of my own
behavior because even as an adult, sometimes, I will have difficulty sharing
something with my sibling especially when the things are something I am fond of. His
actions made me realize my weakness of being too self-centered. Also, his actions
inspired me that in order to obtain true happiness is to have a heart which is willing to
share and give out as it is more blessed to share than own.
Besides values I had learned from Howard, I also gained more knowledge
about the theories learned. Frankly, before doing this task, I did not really have a
clear understanding on Kohlberg Lawrences and Jean Piagets theories which were
taught in the class. This is because for me, knowing something and being able to
practise it are two different things. However, through this task, I found that the
theories of Kohlberg Lawrence and Jean Piaget are both applicable to the behavior
of our subject. After reading the information of the theories from different sources and
identifying the behaviour shown by our subject, I found that the theories are relevant
and by having the profound understanding of those theories really do help me as a
future teacher in analyzing my future students behavior and to subsequently tackle
them. According to Kohlbergs theory level 2, stage 3, good boy nice girl orientation,
children adopt teachers moral standards, so as a future teacher, I play an important
role in shaping them into a person who is morally upright and emotionally intelligent.
Last but not least, throughout the project, I had learned the skills to make an
interesting video clip which I found useful as a future teacher to catch my students
attention by inserting some video clips during my lessons. From my readings, my
overall personal opinion is that having the knowledge of the process of child
development and all the theories related is essential to be a responsible teacher as a
teacher is not merely a knowledge disseminator; he/she also plays a vital role as a

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care giver in a childs growth. Quoting Brad Henry, a good teacher can inspire hope,
ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
In a nutshell, this task was both interesting and informative in which I was
able to gain knowledge and skills at the same time. Fortunately, I was also able to
complete this task without encountering any major problem either technically or
emotionally.
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