Habits of Mind #3 - Bailee Gallant Laurie Reed Tackling a...

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Bailee Gallant Laurie Reed Tackling a Wicked Problem October 30th, 2019 Habits of Mind #3 In class, most of the time is dedicated to working on our projects. However, there is also class time where guest speakers come in to further explain the effects of poverty to us. Through powerpoints, stories, questions, and answers, they’re able to elaborate on information about poverty that we may, or may not already know. A guest speaker that especially impacted me was Sandra Gamble. Initially, I knew I would like hearing about what she had to say because it was health-related. It is always easier to relate a topic to something you’re very interested in. Hearing her relate poverty to the medical field was not only interesting but effective. “Integrated Perspective is a habit of mind characterized by the recognition that individual beliefs, ideas, and values are influenced by personal experience as well as multiple contextual factors—cultural, historical, political, etc.” (OER). Though hearing NP Gamble speak, I learned
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Unformatted text preview: about her perspective as a Nurse Practitioner, which is a perspective I would otherwise not learn about. The information, scenarios, and examples she was able to provide gave me a different view of poverty. Sandra Gamble was especially able to provide perspective on social systems I didn’t know much about. You can read statistics and watch videos all you want, but when they’re delivered directly to you through stories and personal experience, they hit a little harder. Though Sandra wasn’t our only speaker! We also heard from Dr. Scott Meyer, and Father Leo. Where I didn’t find these as interesting (only because they weren’t medical), they still expanded my perspective. Even more-so than Sandra, because I didn’t have any background knowledge about what they were presenting on. In conclusion, hearing from guest speakers in class provides me with an integrative perspective that I wouldn’t otherwise think of or research....
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