This week we spent a lot of time working on our "what is literature" projects. My group chose to present our presentation on theme and point of view. To help us be more productive, our teacher told us an effective process of completing the project.
Originally we did not get very much instruction on what we were supposed to do. That was done purposefully so that we could learn how to figure things out on our own. We were still given help if we needed it though, so that we could still work in a productive manner and not just sit there stuck and clueless on what to do.
By not giving much instruction, we were able to gain problem solving skills and figure out how to do things on our own. That is an important skill to have in life. There are always going to be problems that we will have to solve without guidance.
We were told that in college there might be some professors that will not tell us exactly what to do, and we will have to figure out what to do ourselves. In that case, it is important to learn how to problem solve earlier in life, so that later, when those skills are needed, they are developed and ready to go. To be good at problem solving would make life a lot easier. That is why our teacher chose to present the project to us the way he did. He did not give a whole lot of instructions, but rather gave us more of a push in the right direction at first.