Korean Penisula was a fabulous topic to research about. Actually, it was like an onion where everything new comes out as I peel each layer and layers. There were lots of things I learned from this and if I have another chance I would like to try this project again with little bit more time so that I can actually enjoy researching. For this project, my questions were “In what ways will sea level rise influence the Korean Peninsula” During research, I found out that Korean Peninsula not only talks about Physics, but it talks about lots of different subjects such as Politics, Geography or Biology.
What did you do and why was it important to you?
First I chose to make a video to present to people. I think the video was the best way to present to people because by a video we can communicate better. Since video let us make a verbal communication with giving the audience some sight examples it would be the best way to communicate. My driving question was “In what ways will sea level rise influence the Korean Peninsula” I chose this topic because I think it would be very interesting and useful for future since by researching Korean Peninsula we would be able to compare Renewable energy policies between South and North. Also as everyone knows a few months ago there were some incidents between South Korea and North Korea, about North Korean soldier escaping North Korea. After watching some news about this I started to question myself why can’t we be friends. I could not answer since it was not a simple answering question. As a result, it made me be curious about North Korea. Personally, it was also important to me since I am Korean and I am a male, who has to go to the army. It feels like I still have lots of time period, but actually not. Since all Korean males are forced to go army as they turned up to be an adult. Which made me think about how we can be more connected with North Korean and I have found out that North and South will not survive unless the rate of climate change reduces.
What were your main findings from the project?
From this project, I have learned that both South Korea and North Korea both already have great policies towards renewable energy. For example, South Korea has produced 2.37 times more renewable energy than 8 years ago and this amount of renewable energy can cover about 4.6% of all energy we have supplied this year. Also for North Korea, about 29% of the energy used this North Korea is made by the hydroelectric power generator. Which shows how North Korea is quite advanced at some point in using hydroelectric power to create electricity. Which contradicts with my stereotype towards North Korean’
‘I also found out that Korea isn’t a very developed country in this world. Until yesterday I thought Korea was one of the top countries in the world, however, after researching about Korea’s status in Renewable energy, I was quite disappointed in Korea’s position in the renewable energy category. By this, I have learned that as a Korean we shall think more about the earth and take care of it.
I most main findings was that if North Korea and South Korea unite with each other, we will be stronger than any other country near Korea.South Korea and North Korea should reunite to find the new way of developing producing renewable energy. South Korea and North Korea would work best each other since Geographically North Korea has the better land shape for hydroelectric power generation, whereas South Korea has a technology to use this hydropower.
What were the main challenges for you doing this project?
There were lots of challenges I have faced in this project so far. First of all my biggest challenges were finding English written evidence. Since I am presenting my work in English, I tried my best to find some good English written evidence. However, as I research I found out that since my research is based on Korean Peninsula there would be more Korean written evidence than English written evidence. As a result, to overcome my challenge I have decided to use Korea governments reports to support my explanations and my claim. Another challenge I have faced is that it is very hard to get good reliable resources that are related to North Korea. Since North Korea is not a very open country there is a limit to finding North Korea’s information. To overcome this problem, I decided to research base on company’s proposal report. I have found out that there are lots of North Korea renewable energy business related proposal made by various of companies, which contains lots of information about North Korea.As a result, I have decided to use this information that has been researched by companies, so that I can have good reliable evidence.
What were your strengths and what were your weaknesses?
My strength was that my evidence was very accurate. I think this is my biggest strength since all of my evidence were from very reliable organizations such as “Ministry of Environment”, “Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Korea” and more. This really helped me to support my ideas since by having very clear strong reliable source it would help me to prevent any counter-arguments and it would help me to find answers easier
My weakness was that I wasn’t very organized from beginning to now. I was quite behind of my timeline since my timeline is made without considering other subjects. Considering I am having tests and projects in other subjects I should have made my plan more realistic but I wasn’t able to make a plan more realistic.My other weakness was that my video is too long which may take points away from me. Having long video is a disadvantage since students and people tend to like short concise videos. I think my video was very creative and entertaining but it would have been better if my videos were shorter.
|Brainstorm ideas, Think about topic, Choose method to present
|Finalize the idea
|1 st Blog post due
( Guiding question: What are you doing, how will you do it and what is your timescale?)
|Research ideas and brainstorm
|Finalize ideas and summarize/Make a script
|2nd Blog post due
(Guiding question: How well are you doing? What have you learned so far?)
|Film video clips
|Edit and add on extra needed things
|Final check video presentation and upload
|Last Blog post due
( Guiding question: Your Presentation, what you learned, how you did in organisational terms etc.)