Communication-based modules have always had a bad air to it to majority of the students in Singapore. As much as the education system tries to enforce it , it is only known to a liability or rather a bottleneck to the perfect grades most Singaporean student desire. To be blunt, some would even label it as a waste of time. Perhaps communications or language based modules have never been delivered properly through school hence the bad reception to it.
Honestly, Brad's lessons were pretty much different from similar modules i have taken before. I can strongly say it's a first that i do feel that there is actual communication between faculty and student in this module. Peer to peer communication is definitely something that is extremely prominent as well. Having peers in other classes doing the same module but with a different faculty, it seems like they were having a different experience from mine. The assignments were identical but there seems to be a different focus on what the faculty wants. I shall not elaborate here further for rice-bowls might be at stake . Overall, it was an extremely good experience with Brad and my class and i enjoyed the lessons greatly.
The various techniques of writing a proper report, analysis or even a simple reflection are key tools that one can apply in their daily study life and even at work in the future. However, the key takeaway from this module was the opportunity to work with team TRAIN, namely Ruzz and Fazira on iStepUp. It felt like yesterday that we had our first meeting to discuss on which topic to work on. I felt that i have known them more on a personal level after numerous meetings and late nights on google docs.
With a few more years in SIT and numerous more projects, reports and presentation to undertake. I strongly believe i hone my craft as i get to apply it more in the future tasks ahead. With the target of able to write a proper report with appropriate systems in place such as citing source at my fingertips , i believe practice is the only answer and will definitely apply skills i learnt here at Effective Communications .
Communication-based modules have always had a bad air to it to majority of the students in Singapore. As much as the education system tries to enforce it , it is only known to a liability or rather a bottleneck to the perfect grad...