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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Technical Definition

The technical definition (TD) was a bit more challenging than the service learning project. The challenges faced with the TD were getting everyone to understand their task. Even though we all worked on the same word, we each had to write on it in a different way. In my opinion the book didn’t give a clear definition that I fully understood. In order for me to do my portion of the definition which was the operating principal, it took for me to a little more research online, and then I had to apply what I then understood about brand loyalty and create my section of the definition. I ended up trying to explain how brand loyalty operates. 
The communication of our group took place mostly in the class. If there were misunderstandings about things or issues that were unclear, these problems were addressed and fixed in our class meeting times. There weren’t any strengths of weakness of our group. One strength that I will point out is the willingness to come together to complete the task at hand.  Something that I will always incorporate into group assignments are assigning a leader and having a contract. Without these things, the task at hand will either go on being incomplete and someone will always be stuck holding the barrel. The main concepts that I will use is choosing group members wisely, especially if you have the option to do so.

Most Valuable Service

The most valuable service that can be offered to the Abilities First organization is time and supplies. Time can consist of not only being there, but offering a helping hand. A lot of the students of the Abilities First come to the class not only for the art work, but for the company. Some of the adults of the class spend plenty of time alone, and sometimes all they need is someone to listen and to talk to. They need someone to laugh with or someone to make them laugh.
It is the little things such as these that can sometimes be missed or overlooked by the people who they may come into contact with. Some of the people of the Abilities First organization live in homes, and being someone who also works  in  a nursing home, I have seen firsthand the high demand of Clients and Residents, just wanting someone to show them that care. Offering the Abilities First organization supplies and donations can also help. The whole process of doing ceramics can become very costly. Assisting Abilities First with supplies can definitely aide in the cost.

Service Learning Project

Service Learning Project (SLP) is a term that I had not heard of until recently having to do such an assignment. My understanding of what SLP is to provide a service to someone or an organization such as the non-profit that we provided service for; free of charge and to use the task that we have at hand and learn from it. This assignment in my opinion did exactly that.
 I learned several things while doing this assignment but the biggest thing that I learned is the true meaning of team work.  I did not expect to learn as much as I have learned as far as creating a proposal, having different examples of what is going to done to present to the person receiving our service.  The only problem that I was worried about was having to rely on other people to complete my assignment. Luckily, I was placed into a pretty good group.