CARMENVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
CATALINAVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
FRANCISCAVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
19 & under
Jacinda ForsterVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
Science & Technology
First of all, the three of us decided to form a group because we have similar ways of working. We started talking about the possible themes that could be chosen; it had to be innovating, interesting and fun to work with. The theme we chose was how school was going to be in the future. After choosing our main theme, we had to select what our thesis was going to be. It was hard, but we decided to write about how school was going to be deeply affected by the quick technological advances.
Each one of us gathered as much information related to the topic as possible. Certainly it was a lot, but not all of it was useful for us. That was why each one of us wrote about an interesting and different subtopic. Independently, the three of us, Catalina, Carmen and Francisca, wrote our own piece of the project, but we shared it with the others to hear their opinions and advice.
In Miss Jessi’s design computer lab, we sat in computers near one another in order to be able to ask each other if the information that we found was correct. To get to the final agreement of how we were going to distribute our information in the web page, we used our mobile phones, our emails and hours at home.
To finally conclude our project, we talked a lot during the weekend discussing each others’ information and what we thought was important to highlight in our final page. We were very cautious to keep in touch and not exclude any member of the group.
In this project, we all researched different kinds of sources, and no one repeated the source of another team member. With all the information we gathered we thought about our own interests. After this analysis, we concluded that even though we work similarly, we liked to focus on different points of the same topic.
We divided our work in three areas: social, psychological and practical terms. Catalina is a girl who loves working with people and studies how people develop and relate with others in different environments. This is why she was in charge of the social aspect of Schools Ahead in Time. In contrast, Francisca is a very objective girl, so she thought it was very important to specify technology itself, exploring the practical part of schools in the future. She worked on how the technologically advanced tools and devices could help future schools. As the last member of the team, Carmen loves architecture and psychology. While she was investigating, she liked the fact that the physical environment influences directly the mind of students to develop.