SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS/ 09.04.2020/ WEEK 14

We shared the idea of the game we wanted to play as an interactive activity to address the objectives of our topic, water consumption, with our faculty in this class. We formulated the entire module, explaining the aim, objective, procedure and conclusion

Module ( First Session)

Process work-

We first discussed and made a a list of 21 statements (water wastage areas) for the game-

  1. I leave the tap running while brushing anymore
  2. I leave the tap running while washing my face anymore
  3. I do not have to fill a bucket to flush sometimes
  4. I always finish the entire glass of water that I pour to drink 
  5. I prefer using a faucet instead of a mug
  6. I use a shower to bathe
  7. I use a bucket to bathe daily
  8. I use a tub to bathe
  9. I do not use a tub to bathe
  10. I wash one utensil at a time
  11. I leave the tap running and washing all utensils at one go 
  12. I bathe more than once a day  
  13. Cooked food gets thrown away sometimes
  14. Tea gets made quite often at home
  15. I finish the entire bottle of water that I keep next to my bed 
  16. I throw away the water kept on my bed side if it gets a day old
  17. I over water plants sometimes
  18. I water the grass daily
  19. There is an aquarium at home
  20. There are leaking taps in the house 
  21. I use a dispenser and a filter at home at the same time
We decided to name it ‘WATER’ later on that is why this says bingo
First session: My father won but he actually failed at consuming water wisely

There were a few mistakes with this game that our faculty pointed out. The statements were both positive and negative and that gave a confusing result by the end of the game so we changed all statements to negative. We were also asked us to keep the aspect of positive reinforcement in our minds while doing the final session.

Reflection: I understood how important it is look at the minute details while designing something, in our case, the game. One mistake can affect the entire outcome. I also understood why the final session needed to be a positive reinforcement to make our family members realise that they had somehow succeeded at saving water at their level.

Based on the conclusion and learnings from the first session, we came up with the game plan for the second session and then similarly for the third session, as mentioned in the final presentation-

List of top 9 statements ( water wastage areas) for the second session

1) I have been leaving the tap running while brushing my teeth lately
2) I just prefer leaving the tap running while washing my face
3) I still do not manage to finish the entire glass of water
4) I have not been using a bucket to bathe lately
5) I prefer using a shower or tub to bathe
6) I have not yet found an alternative for the extra food getting wasted at home
7) I still leave the tap running and wash all utensils at one go
8) I do not finish the water bottle I keep next to my bed and throw it away the next morning
9) I bathe more than once a day

Session 2: While they had rectified several areas of water wastage in their daily lives, Statement 6 was common in both, stating that they had yet not found a solution for extra food being wasted.

For our final session, we had decided to keep the same set of questions as the first session in order to check their progress and see how far they have come. We had also kept in mind the feedback from our first session, and kept 16 positive statements to encourage positive reinforcement-

  1. I do not leave the tap running while brushing anymore
  2. I do not leave the tap running while washing my face anymore
  3. I do not have to fill a bucket to flush  I am able to finish the entire glass of water that
  4. I pour to drink 
  5. I have not been using a shower to bathe lately
  6. I use a bucket to bathe daily
  7. I do not drain the extra water that is left in the bucket
  8. I do not use a tub to bathe
  9. I wash one utensil at a time by turning on the tap at a slow speed 
  10. I refrain from leaving the tap running and washing all utensils at one go 
  11. I try not to bathe more than once a day these days 
  12. I found a solution for the extra food that gets wasted 
  13. I finish the entire bottle of water that I keep next to my bed 
  14. I have found an alternative of using the water that is left in the bottle that I keep next to my bed 
  15. There are no leaking taps in the house 
  16. I do not use a dispenser and a filter at home at the same time anymore
Third session: My father had won the game this time and had also won at saving water

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