Critical Reflection Journal.by Jonathan Lee ,Christopher Jackson ,Anh Nguyen,Christopher Jackson

Critical Reflection Journal.by Jonathan Lee ,Christopher Jackson ,Anh Nguyen,Christopher Jackson

Discussion #4
by Jonathan Lee – Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 1:14 PM

Many scholars, journalists, and writers have said that “Cambodia lost its soul” during the Khmer Rouge period. They also suggest that many of the social, economic, and

political problems that challenge the Cambodian communities, in the diaspora and in the United States are directly a result of unsolved trauma and the lack of justice

and closure. In the weeks after this, we explore not only the challenges but also possibilities for positive social change. Discuss the type of reconciliation that can

lead to healing and positive social change.

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Re: Discussion #4
by Christopher Jackson – Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 10:10 AM

I believe that the key to healing any society that has experienced a crisis in the loss of it’s culture is awareness and education. It is important for the people of a

damaged culture to know their history, to know what led them to their current state, and to know what exactly made their society great. A sense of pride in one’s

culture and a sense of unification with the people of your culture can lay the foundation needed to re-build what has been lost.

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Re: Discussion #4
by Anh Nguyen – Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:19 AM

At first, it took me few days to keep rereading the question of Discussion #4 and think about its answer. Also, I wait to read classmate’s replies so that I could come

up with something. And your answer inspired me to think about ideas of reconciliation to healing and positive social change. That is awareness and education of the

lost culture, which is basic foundation.

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Re: Discussion #4
by Christopher Jackson – Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:41 AM

I feel like many cultures throughout the world are experiencing a sort of identity crisis. The technological age and globalization are two major factors in creating a

phenomenon where people no longer feel connected to their culture, their country and their fellow patriots. One positive of the recent shift towards globalization is a

somewhat more connected world, but I think it is important to maintain a unique identity that binds together members of particular culture. When people feel unified

and like they are part of something great they are more likely to look out for the needs of society as a whole rather than just what they need on an individual level.

5:Watch “The unveiling of “Cambodia Town” official street sign in Long Beach, California”URL

6: Watch “Building Bridges – Acculturation Dissonance in Cambodian American Families”URL

7: Watch “Unemployment, Poverty Grow Among Asian Americans in Los Angeles County”URL

8: Beautiful Cambodian Buddhist Society Vatt Buddhikarama Temple in MarylandURL

9: Watch “Immigrant-run donut shop thrives in Bowling Green”URL

10: Watch “Suny Um’s Coming Out Story”URL

11: Watch “YOUth at the C.O.R.E. Stories of 2nd Generation Cambodian American Youth”URL

12: Watch “Cambodians/Khmers Get Deported Back To Cambodia”URL

13: Watch “Sva ream monkey by The Like Me’s Laura Mam”URL

Critical Reflection Journal

Objective:
Write 10 critical reflective journal entries that employ course materials from Week 4 – Week 13 and 15 (Weeks 1, 2, and 14, 16, and 17 do not count).
These journal entries provide you with an opportunity to do the following:
•    To enable you to understand your learning process;
•    To deepen the quality of learning, in the form of critical thinking or developing a questioning attitude;
•    To increase active involvement in learning and personal ownership of learning;
•    To enhance creativity by allowing you to write about what you found to be interesting or want to know more about;
•    To free-up writing and the representation of learning;
•    To provide an alternative ‘voice’ means to show that you are learning from course materials and resources;
•    To foster reflective and creative learning that promotes appreciation for human diversity, pluralism, multicultural, global perspectives, and lifelong

learning.

Critical Reflection Journal.

Scope:
Write 10 critical reflective journal entries that employ course materials from Week 4 – Week 13 and 15 (Weeks 1, 2, and 14, 16, and 17 do not count).
Each entry should be single-spaced and about half a page to a page in length.
After you complete the assigned readings and viewed all other learning resources for a particular week’s lesson, you can select a topic or topics that most interested

you, or that provoked a reaction, or that you have questions about and want to process. There is no right or wrong, as each entry will be measured and evaluated on its

content and quality of analysis.

It is recommended that you write each entry as the semester progresses (so write them weekly). Do not wait until the last minute to do this assignment, as the quality

of analysis, originality of insights, and thoughtfulness of questions, and clarity in writing will suffer.

Assignment:
Write 10 critical reflective journal entries that employ course materials from Week 4 – Week 13 and 15 (Weeks 1, 2, and 14, 16, and 17 do not count).
The entries must do the following:
•    Must be on topics or issues from lessons in Weeks 4 – 13 and 15;
Must be half a page or a full page in length, single space;
•    All entries must be in one file, as you will submit this file on TurnItIn through iLearn;
•    You must discuss a topic or topics or question or questions that you have after completing the assigned readings and other learning resources available on

iLearn;
•    You must engage with assigned readings and other learning materials in the course by using proper citations and quotations using MLA, APA, Chicago, or Harvard

styles for writing.
•    You can use outside resources if you investigated a topic further;
•    Writing is important, so make sure you write early and edit. Clarity of writing is important and an important skill to develop. In order to do this successful,

it is recommended that you do this assignment weekly, and not wait until the last minute.
•    Be thoughtful in each entry. Provide analysis and link/connect as many class resources as possible to each entry. This is your chance to show that you have

read the assigned readings, watch the videos and lectures, and have thoughtfully and creatively reflected on the data, ideas, and arguments of all learning materials.
•    There is no right or wrong “answers” in this assignment. You will be evaluated on the quality of the content.
•    Please see the Rubric for Writing Assignments for more information on how writing is evaluated.

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