The goal of this Exploration is to promote Indigenous culture to Cambodia and create awareness to prevent extinction of indigenous cultures. This is the second indigenous community exploration but it is my third exploration. We divided ourselves (15 students) into two groups. Even though we only divided ourselves into two groups, we all have a different task to do, we all know what we needed to focus on. We all have a different theme and I’ll get into that later.
On the first two weeks, we reviewed our skills such as writing, interviewing, editing and those are the skills that we will have to achieve at the end of this exploration. Education and understanding about indigenous are important and is one of the goals for this project, however, it will be not as useful as having the skills I mentioned above, and our facilitator knows well. In order to create videos, book and some articles, we went on trips to Preah Vihear and Kraches. Oh, and our focuses are Kui and Stieng indigenous groups, with that being said, we first went to visit Stieng indigenous group in Kraches province. We arrived at late night around 8 so we did not do anything interesting and just chilled a little and went to our own dreamlands!! The next day as mentioned that we are in Stieng community, we walked around started interviewing for the articles and took some videos. Oh, video group was making videos about Stieng Indigenous group while the Book Team was working on a book about Kui Indigenous group in Cambodia.
There are some exceptions as well. Because we did not have any performance for Stieng community the one that is responsible for music and performance of Stieng was changed to be in charge of Kui’s instead and so on… *I am that person LOL*
After we finished our work in the Stieng community, we went on to Kui’s community in Preah Vihear!! I was exciting I have to say. People are really welcoming there. Then we came back, we worked on what we have to do A.K.A editing or writings.
The most exciting part of this exploration for me is that I got to learn how to edit videos, it is hard for me because editing video is just……NOT MY THING!!! I’d actually rather choose swimming over editing to be honest (Consider that I really dislike swimming 🙁 ) I also got to learn some words in Stieng too which makes me think that I pretty smart at learning languages 😉 *I’m proud of me*). Anyways, back to what we were doing. After we kind of finalized the videos and the book, we went back to Kui community to check the content, and to show them our videos about Stieng *mine is horrible btw but at least I did it*. After we did what we planned to do we went back. Now, NO. I will never forget this part of the last trip. We actually got to visit and learn about Somboupreykuk Temple!!! It was an amazing experience because it was my first time being there and because I learned a lot too! In conclusion, I love the whole experience of this 7-week. I am so prepared for my next Exploration as well!!!
ភាសាខ្មែរលើកនេះ ខ្ញុំរៀនភាគច្រើនអំពីវេយ្យករណ៍នានា ។ តាមការពិតទៅខ្ញុំមិនសូវជាចូលចិត្តរៀនវេយ្យករណ៍ប៉ុន្មាននោះទេ ក៏ប៉ុន្តែ បន្ទាប់ពីបានរៀនវេយ្យករណ៍ខ្មែរហើយ ខ្ញុំយល់ថាមុខវិជ្ជានេះគឺពិតជាគួរឱ្យចាប់អារម្មណ៍ដែរអីតើស! ខ្ញុំយល់ដឺងច្រើនណាស់អំពីវា ។ ក្រៅពីការរៀនវេយ្យាករណ៍ លោកគ្រូសុខា ក៏បង្កើតឱ្យមានការបង្ហាញសម្មតិភាពផ្សេងៗជាដើម (ប្រារព្ធនៅក្នុងថ្នាក់ យកពេលវេលាដែលត្រូវរៀនខ្លះ) ។ ខ្ញុំគិតថាវាជាគំនិតល្អដែរ ក៏ប៉ុន្តែ ខ្ញុំដូចជាមិនសូវជាចង់ចូលរួមនោះទេ! ពីព្រោះអី ខ្ញុំមិនសូវជាជឿជាក់លើសម្មតិភាពខ្លូនឯង ។ តែទោះជាយ៉ាងណាក៏ដោយ ក៏ខ្ញុំគិតថានឹងចូលរួមនៅពេលណាមួយជាពុំខាន ។
២) ធ្នាក់ និង នាម
៦) ល្បះកត្តុ និងកម្ម
ព្រមទាំង ភាសាខ្មែរ និងអត្ថន័យពាក្យបណ្ដាំរបស់បណ្ឌិតធន់ជ័យផងដែរ ។
My highlights of round 3 math are:
I’ve learned and understood about multiplying, adding, subtracting and dividing decimals.
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I did the ‘celebration of knowledge’ a.k.a ‘test’ and didn’t get a full score but it is OK. I have learned from my mistake. The problem was about rounding decimals and yet, I confused the decimals places. After I lost two points, I remember exactly now what place is where.
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Last but not least, Finding the volume of a rectangular prism. What I really remember and what I think I should remember is:
Volume: W * L * H
A rectangular prism with a volume of 200 m3.
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In this round, I have learned a lot about Python ( a computer programing language ) and my teacher gave me two assignments that needed to be done to test my knowledge and understanding of lessons *To test if I ever focus in class ;)*. Honestly, I got a headache doing those assignments, I kept looking back and forth the ‘information slide’ that my facilitator ( Cindy ) sent to me!.
Actually, she did not only taught me about for loop and while loop but it is my highlight so I only write about them for this post.
The first assignment was about for loop,
in the assignment, I was just doing fine until problem number 4, where I have to find some help. At last, I found my housemates and they helped me out. They told me I forgot about the break statement!!! I did not break the code after it prints out the “know, isn’t a prime number.”. So by this mistake, I learned something I should had thought while doing the exercise.
Another assignment is more advanced to me, it took me a lot-lot more time to finish especially exercise four. I first followed the instruction but then I decided to try out giving clue when guessing and it did not work the way I wanted because of indentation. Then my teacher helped me out and explained to me why my code didn’t work the way I wanted it to be. Now that I really think about the whole experience ( round ). I really need to have someone to help me when I’m struggling and luckily my friends and my teachers are always there!
For my Information,
I have learned about
- Booleans ( True or false a data type, __ is __, ___ is not ___)
- Comparisons ( Yup, I copied from the slide but well…………………… It is for my information 😉 )
- Equals: a == b
- Not Equals: a != b
- Less than: a < b
- Less than or equal to: a <= b
- Greater than: a > b
- Greater than or equal to: a >= b
- If statement
- For loop
- Nested loop ( Loop inside another loop )
- While loop
នៅក្នុងថ្នាក់ភាសាខ្មែរ ខ្ញុំបានរៀនអំពី វណ្ណយុត្តិ ការប្រារព្ធពិធីបុណ្យអុំទូក បណ្ដែតប្រទីិប អកអំបុក និងសំពះព្រះខែ ការប្រារព្ធពិធីបុណ្យកឋិន និងការសិក្សាសិល្បនិយាយដោយ យករឿងកុលាបប៉ៃលិន ហើយនិងរឿងផ្កាស្រពោន មកសិក្សា ។
What we did in the exploration;
- Week 1: Learning about how humans make plastics, What are the ingredient and the process of making plastic products. Different techniques for making different plastic productions in factories.
- Week 2: Went to Siem Reap, we went to Rehash trash and Naga Earth.
- Learning about Types of plastics (Recycling, what we use it for)
- Plastic Machines (Shredder, Compression, Injection, Extrusion) for more information visit Precious’s website
- Meta House Visiting (Artworks)
In STEM class, we focus on Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter! To dig into that, we learned about what matters are and different kinds of matter. Matters are divided into two, Mixture Substances and Pure Substances, but we only learned about Pure substance and not the Mixture substance yet! Pure substances are also divided into two. Compound and elements which is what our main focus is on for the round.
We’ve learned that elements are made out of atoms, in an atom, there are either proton, electron or neutron. Proton, electron, and neutron, for example, are made out of quarks. In short, we focus on elements and their properties.
In my math class, I learn lessons from this book and in the book, it gots whole numbers, calculating whole numbers, fractions, multiplying and dividing fractions and some estimations.
For one round, there are 7 weeks but because STEM and Multimedia class is scheduled to be in the same our. This round, we only got 3 weeks of learning Multimedia/Technology and 4 weeks on STEM. In the Multimedia class, for a week, we learn 4 days and each day of those days for one hour. In Round 1 Multimedia class, we learn to use some Adobe software to get into the basic useful usage of that software. The programmes are; InDesign, Photoshop, and Lightroom. I learn to use those programmes from some of my friends at Liger and I was taught in the multimedia class during the hours. Cindy, my facilitator of the class taught us about researching and how to get information from the internet to the closest answers as for how we wanted it to be, and to decide whether the source where we get the information from is reliable or not! We also learn about primary sources and secondary sources as well! After learning about each of them, we did some activities to strengthen our knowledge about the topics above (The programmes, researching and practiced with primary sources and secondary sources). Oh! We learn about the algorithm and a method called “Divide and Conquer” too. That’s about all from this round…
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