Our first tutorial was on September 19th 2017. For this particular task our year group was split in half in order for us to get the best from this society linked activity. Within the two sections we were separated into five different groups and each given a pack. Inside the pack was resources which we had to combine together to make a product suitable for a new university student. Each group had different packs, varying in both quality and quantity.
Our pack was less fortune and contained limited supplies. It consisted of 4 paperclips, 2 sticky notes, a plain piece of paper, 2 pens and 2 elastic bands. Although we were all doing the same activity, our group was treated in a different manner and less fairly compared to the other groups. This was for no reason, simply prejudged by our limited materials. This made it extremely difficult for us to create a unique product and therefore were disadvantaged in comparison to the other groups. This is the stereotype of many situations in society today. Often individuals are ignored due to their background, rather than their ability. Many people suffer from this type of discrimination, an unjust and prejudicial treatment.
Using our resources, we created an essentials pack. Our group as a whole was proud of our creation and a sense of achievement was felt by all. However, our enthusiasm was soon crushed when we received our feedback. Our group received a 1 out of 10 as an overall score. After hearing our feedback, the whole group was annoyed and felt slightly upset. However, this was the point where the lecturer explained the purpose of our tutorial. Our lecturer was purposely paying more attention to the more advantaged groups, whereas our group was left to work alone. This type of treatment replicated the type of behaviour which is happening in society today. This ultimately showed us how people are divided due to their wealth and many are not receiving the attention and support in which they require.
Overall, I found this tutorial extremely useful and it also help me to learn an important lesson for use in my future career as a teacher.
“Life is the right of every individual. Not a special privilege for the fortunate, the planned, and the perfect”