CARIBBEAN SECONDARY EXAMINATIONS COUNSIL
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The topic of this research was technology and it focuses on how technology can be good and bad for human welfare as well as the planet. At what cost do we indulge ourselves in the advantageous pleasures of technology? My research will highlight these effects and compare them so that you can make an informed, unbiased decision about whether the technology we utilize is better for us humans in a long term perspective.
I study Physics, Math and geometrical mechanical engineering design and I have a passion fro technology. I am on my way to becoming an electrical aerospace engineer and today’s technology has greatly helped me in my studies although it can sometimes be a hindrance or distraction to me. I have illustrated this in my reflective piece showing how the technology being used resulted in a negative outcome even though it is not necessarily bad.
To help the reader make an informed, unbiased decision I have presented two conflicting ideologies: Neo-luddism and Techno-progressivism. They are ideologies regarding the advancement of technology and I feel that understanding these ideologies will broaden our horizons and change our perspectives.
“Pay Attention” is a short story illustrating what life in high school is like and how technology is incorporated in our daily lives. The two main characters are sixth form students, Judah and Paul. They are both from different classes of society; Judah from the upper class and Paul from the lower class. Regardless of their backgrounds they are still best friends.
The narrative takes place on the school grounds of Jamaica College in Mr. Williams’ economics class. It is the first session of the day and the boys head to class.
For anybody interested in the sciences and technology, or just someone who likes to read this story is for you. It’s the kind of story you would see in an editorial in the news paper or a magazine that will get you to think about the effects of technology. Technology is great… but how bad is it at the same time? In the story peter misuses technology and this had its consequences even though this was just one simple instance.
Judah is in sixth form at the Jamaica College. At Jamaica College he receives the highest quality of education from the best teachers. They implement and incorporate the technology available to them in their teaching techniques. He uses his laptop and smart phone on occasion to do quick research on websites like the EBSCO host and Wiki answers during class, making his learning more efficient. When using technology he has an active role rather than the passive role receiving information transmitted by a teacher or textbook. He also is actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display information. “Rich bwoy Judah.” says peter as he acknowledges his best friend who has just arrived on the school campus. Peter had always taken special noticed of the SUV that his friend was always dropped at school in. Every morning Judah is chauffeured to school in the new 2012 Range Rover Evoque. Peter always drooled over its breathtaking, contemporary kinetic design and uses the latest materials and technology to help make it one of the most efficient vehicles ever. To him it represented the beauty of mechanical and electrical engineering technology throughout the world. “Cool nuh Peter, wah gwaan ?”, Judah hails his friend trying maintaining his humble composure as they headed to the block for devotion. At eight o’clock the bell rings to signal that classes begin and the students separate for their...
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