Defining the goal
During these five years of high school in the IB program, I’ve had the chance to learn a lot about this educational program and the learner’s profile. For this final year, I was assigned to use everything I’ve learned about the IB to do a personal project. A project on a large scale that will show everything I’ve understood about the program. I decided to take a topic that I love and for which I am passionate, which is my native country.
Actually, the real subject is a bit more precise and it is the prejudices on India in general. The reason why I’ve chosen this as my subject is because it’s really close to my heart because of the fact that it is related to my native country and mostly because of some of my observations. I have noticed that most of the people I know, friends, classmates and even teachers don’t really see India as it really is. Their knowledge and vision of India is very limited and they are not able to see India beyond the prejudices against it. These prejudices are numerous and some of them are a bit too engraved in their minds. Those are the ones I want to focus on and remove. The ones I’ve targeted are the prejudices on poverty in India, living conditions over there, languages, the film industries and gastronomy. The goal of my project was to raise awareness of the effects of prejudices on the image that my main audience, my secondary five classmates have on India.
To achieve my goal, I did a multimedia presentation on prejudices against India and India in general. The reason why I presented India in general is because by doing that I will be destroying every other prejudice against India that I may not have talked about. I started my presentation with a video montage I made on my trip to India this summer in order to get everyone’s attention and show different landscapes and infrastructures in India. Following that, I continued with the main part of my presentation during which I talked about the common prejudices, interesting facts about India, India`s geography and history, living conditions, famous places that I’ve visited and I ended with the Indian culture that included Religions in India and festivals.
To make sure that my presentation really changed their point of view on India and that they learned something new, I passed out two surveys that I included in the appendix with an example of two filled up surveys. The first one was given during the month of April to exactly know their point of view and then I passed a second one after the presentation to compare the results.
In the IB program, there are several areas of interaction that we have to focus on; they are introduced to us so that we can develop the ability to see the same situation from different perspectives and angles. These areas help us become more curious and open about a lot of different subjects. In all of these areas, the area that I find is the most important one and the one that is the most related to...