The most significant experience that occurred to during the past five weeks was in the first tutorial class. This was happened on 11th of September 2012 in the class B604. I was in a class of about twenty two students. The lecturer introduced us to the subject and told us about the assessments, later she mentioned that we have to work in a team of four to five individuals who we have not met before to observe a team and present the observations within the next eleven weeks to come. At this point I was very excited to start my work. The lecturer put me into a team of four individuals, three girls and one boy. I was the only International student in the team but we all shared the same ethnicity, we all were Chinese. Later we were asked to introduce ourselves within the team, even though I was excited at first at this point I felt very nervous but still I happily introduced myself to my team. It seemed like there was no tension among my team mates everyone was very polite and was talking well with each other. The first task that was given to us as a team was to build a tower using straws and paperclips, the lecture mentioned that she would then choose the most creative and stable tower. Within no time one of my team mates started to make the tower, there was no discussion or allocation of task still no one argued or had opposing ideas. All the team mates accepted and agreed upon the ideas that were given out by the team mates. My goal when building the tower was to be the most stable and creative tower among all the team, but I didn’t mention this to my team mates but half way through a team mate of mine mentioned very openly that we should somehow win this task and there onwards the goal of our team was to make the most stable and creative tower. Even though no tasks were allocated at first, half way through the tower we used all the ideas as resources to build the tower, more and more ideas were given each team mates which we selected and...
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