Reflection Question 1:
I believe that my favorite post was the Down Syndrome post. Although this was the hardest post, I was able to see how mature I have gotten in the past few years. What I am most proud of about this post is the fact that I was able to leave my personal beliefs aside and I was able to really focus and think outside the box within the subject. I struggled a lot with this post but I would be more than happy to share it with other teachers and friends because the subject is so interesting and has so much potential for a good conversation. This is my favorite post because I learned a lot of information that I was not aware of and it helped me think about others situations and not judge others because of their decisions in life. My least successful post would have to be Lesson 6 Assignment 1 because I feel that I was misinterpreted with my thoughts. I’m not sure what I could have done better to improve it, maybe explain my thought better. The post that I learned the most from like I stated before was the Down Syndrome one because it was more researched based. I learned that even though a person can have testing done, it may still not be accurate. At times those test may come out positive but when the baby is born they may be 100 % healthy. I struggled writing this post because I did not want to offend anyone or judge anybody.
Reflection Question 2:
The most interesting thing that I learned in this course would have to be how to study the philosophers and actually break down their writings by sentence. At first when I started this class I was very anxious and nervous because I looked at the first philosopher and I did not understand a word of what was being said. Now I am able to look at it and even though I don’t understand it at first I can make some sense from it after reading it a few extra times. I also learned that it is OK to read something over and over because you may catch something that you had not understood before. The knowledge that I have learned in this course can definitely be used in other aspects of life because I have learned more about myself, my values and beliefs. For example, I can use the knowledge of friendships and relationships with my own to strengthen the relationships that I have now.
Reflection Question 3:
I do not think that my moral view points have changed in the course of this class. Although I have to say that I have learned to be more open and to express myself more. I have also learned that even though I may not agree to something that is being said I can also learn from it and apply to my life in some sort of way.
Reflection Question 4:
If I were teaching this course I think that I would keep everything as it was because they were interesting topics. Everyone in this class was also very respectful with their comments and active in participation. I enjoyed how culture was added in this class and opinion based post. I cannot really think about any topics to add right now besides our living styles and how we can compare them to each others. I would definitely recommend this course to other students. It was well-organized and interesting. The expectations were clear at all times and it interesting to see another side of philosophers which took away my anxiety in regards to them.