DI 全球賽的觀察及感想

作者: , 2010/06/01 14:07 EDT
看起來有一萬多人的會場

我想我從來沒有對 DI (Destination Imagination) 這麼 high 過。

這次陪大靖到田納西參加 DI 全球大決賽,終於體會到甚麼是 DI 了。這玩意兒玩了還會上癮呢!我遇到好多人一再的回來,有些人當了十幾年的教練,接著當 Appraiser (在比賽時有點像裁判的意思), 或者當各式各樣的義工。

DI 到底怎麼好?

這應該讓大靖親自來跟大家說。不過大靖可能到現在都說不太清楚,他只知道他很喜歡,學到很多東西。他三年前從 DI Global 回來時就一直對姐姐說:妳一定要去!!

當我在田納西看到那些十來歲的小孩,在一陣爭執不下之後,有人哭了,走開擦擦眼淚,又繼續回來把事情做完,我知道這小孩與幾分鐘前的他不一樣了。

當我看到為了完成手上的工作,雖然知道外面有好玩的在等著他,也會把手上的事情做完。我知道這小孩學會了負責。

當我看到為了有更完美的結果,他們努力,不到最後一分鐘決不放棄嘗試。

當他們做完 IC (Instant Challenge) 的競賽而沒有表現很好時,他們說:If it is difficult to us, it is difficult to everybody else. 他們學會鼓勵自己往前走。他們又說:It is over, you can’t do anything about it. 他們學會當錯誤發生時,不去互相指責。

當我聽說他們在頒獎之後抱在一起哭了,我知道他們學會了有努力就會有收穫。那半年以上,好幾百個小時的工作都有了代價。

奶奶一直問,這到底是什麼東西呀?我想一定有很多人在問,這是甚麼碗糕?

我想 DI 的主要宗旨是培養創新及團隊精神來解決問題。如何在一個現有的環境及資源下,撞擊發展出最好的解決方案。你不只是 think outside of the box, , 你還要在盒子下面看看,旁邊看看,再來抖一抖,搖一搖,擠一擠,把創意找出來。這就是為什麼大靖他們做了好幾個設計,試了很多種方法,共做了 96 個結構,才找出最好的作品。

簡單的說總共有五種不同的挑戰。包含:Technical,scientific, fine arts,improvisational 及 structural。就是說這裡有工程、科學、藝術、舞台表演及結構設計的不同挑戰。大靖這群 Mirror Monsters 選的是 Challenge E 結構設計。以這個例子做個說明。以下借用DI 的官方網站上的資料。

Challenge E: Breaking DI® News

Educational Focus:
Structural Engineering, Materials Science, International Relations, Research, Innovation and Design Process, Mathematics, Theater Arts, Teamwork.

The Destination:
Where This Challenge Will Take You!

Extra, Extra! Read all about it! DI teams make headlines building a structure that holds the most and weighs the least. Choose this Challenge and your team will reduce your props, reuse a story and recycle a newspaper all to prove that you can do more with less!

Points of Interest! Your team will:

  • Design, build, and test a Structure made only of newsprint and glue.
  • Reduce the props and scenery used in the Presentation to fit inside a 30in x 24in x 48in (76.20cm x 60.96cm x 121.92cm) container.
  • Reuse a story about a Newsworthy Event in a nation other than your own.
  • Recycle newsprint by using it creatively in a costume or prop.
  • Create two Side Trips and integrate them into the Presentation.

這個挑戰的目標是:You can do more with less。用最少的資源提供最高的效用。這次用的材料是回收的報紙。

在整個競賽的分數比例上,結構設計佔了約 60% ,大靖在這方面非常強,是主要的結構設計者之一。他們用報紙做的結構只有 30g ,卻可以支撐 910lb 的重量。在這主要的八分鐘比賽中除了現場展示結構的能力之外,還要表演一個有新聞價值的故事。他們表演敘述了一個俄國太空人的故事,為此還去學了俄文,讓大家都印象非常深刻。表演是大靖比較弱的地方,不過三年下來,他也學了不少。這就是玩 DI 的好處,除了施展個人的長處之外,還可以互相學習及發掘個人其他的潛力。其他零碎的分數包含用報紙做的各種道具等等。

最後是佔 25% 的即時挑戰 Instant Challenge 。

Instant Challenges require teams to engage in quick critical thinking. At a Tournament, a team will receive an Instant Challenge and the materials with which to solve it. The team members must think on their feet by applying appropriate skills to produce a solution in a period of just five to eight minutes. While Team Challenges build long-term problem solving and teamwork skills, Instant Challenges provide an exciting, impromptu creative experience for competing teams. By practicing Instant Challenges during the course of the season, students can increase their improvisational skills and train their minds to work quickly!

Why Instant Challenges? In a world with growing cultural connections, increased levels and types of communication, and a new need for real-time teamwork and problem solving, the ability to solve problems quickly is becoming increasingly critical.

Destination ImagiNation Instant Challenges are kept confidential until the day of the Tournament. When devising solutions for Instant Challenges, teams may show, among other things:

  • The ability to assess and use available materials in creative ways.
  • A knack for improvisation.
  • A collaboration of efforts.
  • Their engineering skills.
  • A flair for performance.
  • Time-management strategies.
  • Teamwork.

Instant Challenges are Performance-based, Task-based, or a combination of the two. Although each Instant Challenge has different requirements, all Instant Challenges reward teams for their teamwork and the creativity of their solutions.

這個比賽在短短六至八分鐘裡給你一個題目,一些材料,一個目標,請你提出解決方案,並且以表演的方式說明你為什麼這麼做。這競賽很難,因為腦筋要動的快,時間要掌握的好,表演要乾淨俐落,團隊的合作非常重要,否則大家吵玩之後時間也到了。他們的這個項目還有待加強,雖然已經比三年前進步多了。

「DI 全球賽的觀察及感想」有 5 個回應

  1. 咪咪 說:

    看起來 DI 真是一個很棒的活動!恭喜你們的兒子拿冠軍!真是太棒了!

  2. 朱朱 說:

    是很有趣。只是大人要小心不要幫太多,不能直接出主意。有時候看到什麼很明顯的方法或是改進,又只能悶住不能講,是很辛苦的。 🙂

  3. Michelle 說:

    恭喜大靖!真是个全方面的竞赛活动,尤其是“有時候看到什麼很明顯的方法或是改進,又只能悶住不能講”,很痛苦吧。。。也该颁个奖给家长的哦~~

  4. Pauline 說:

    Thanks for your sharing.
    Very inspiring. I showed it to Zech who would be interested if that was available when he was DaJin’s age.
    Congratulations to all!

  5. 朱朱 說:

    也该颁个奖给家长的哦~

    獎金比較實在。唉…

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