Interview Preparations

4/10/13: Today we discussed interviews, what they are, their purpose and how they are formatted. We read and dissected an interview with a wildlife worker. Then we discussed the difference between ‘thin’ and ‘thick’ questions…

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Each student group has been matched with several individuals in the community working in their same field, that we are calling our ‘Portland counterparts.’ These counterparts have already agreed to respond to interview questions next week via e-mail. Students received a slip of paper yesterday with the names of their interviewees and the places they work. Students then worked with their partners to develop at least 10 ‘thick’ questions for their upcoming interviews.

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Students brainstormed thoughtful, ‘thick’ questions that we will edit and rewrite in the coming days before we send them off to our Portland counterparts!

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We then spent some time adding more features to our map, including trees, houses and shops. Our engineers added the Portland bridges too.

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We ended this Portland session watching our recent Portland Project News update together:

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