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OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better?

OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better? | Conflict and Prejudice_Teoh Jun Fang | Scoop.it

Singapore started out as a small fishing village but, rather quickly, turned into a sprawling metropolis. Like many other countries, it has reached a highly developed state. Public agencies such as Singapore's National Environment Agency would like to envision how to rejuvenate our local environments to inspire and enable communities to make our living environments better – and are eager to collaborate with the global community to explore solutions which resonate in Singapore and across the world.


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Teoh Jun Fang's insight:

(See-Think-Wonder) From this article, I can see that Singapore has developed very well and quickly over the years. Singapore started out small but now, it is a bustling city with good economy. Now that the population is growing, we need to have a good environment, connection with neighbouring countries,etc for the future generations. I think that working with the other countries is the best solution since Singapore is such a small country that does not have much natural resources. I wonder what will happen if other countries refuse to work with Singapore?

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Pua Peng Guan's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:19 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. From this article, I can see that Singapore is eager to collaborate with the global community to explore solutions which resonate in Singapore and across the world, but are facing problems. I think that this will be a good opportunity to widen and build the relationship between Singapore and other countries. I wonder what can be done to solve these problems faced.

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:17 PM

Using the 'see-think-wonder' I can see that Singapore is enthusiastic about collaboration with other countries. This is because a country cannot survive on it's own especially a country as small as Singapore. But even though Singapore is a small country it is recognised globally. I think that this is a great opportunity to foster good ties with other countries especially those in Asia as more problems are arising regionally and globally. By working together with other countries, global or regional crisis can be averted, like the recent Haze issue. Working together can prove to be effective and may stop major issues from happening ahead of time. I wonder what other ways can we foster good relationships with other countries and how we can solve the problems we face.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:30 AM

I see that Singapore has reached the status of a developed country and we are still trying to further improve ourselves. I think that collaborating with the global community will allow Singapore to be heard and enable ourselves to reach greater heights with the help of other countries' opinions. I wonder if there are other ways to make our living environments better other than collaborating with the global community.

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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | Conflict and Prejudice_Teoh Jun Fang | Scoop.it
This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

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(See-Think-Wonder) From this article, I can see that the conflicts between the two races, Tamil and sinhala, is due to the difference in their language and culture. I think that it does not matter what race you are, as long as you live in the same country as the others, you are all together as one. Race is just a type of religion and everyone should learn to accept one another from different races and not dicriminate them. We should all show respect to their religion. Since the Tamil and Sinhala live in the same country, they should accept one another and not treat each other like enemies. I wonder if  there are no conflicts between the two races, how well-developed would Sri Lanka be now?

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Sean Tay's curator insight, July 2, 2013 7:50 AM

From this article, it tells me the importance of not discriminating others and being prejudice. By doing so, the sinhalese in the article has managed to unknowingly be biased and therefore causes the tamlis in Sri Lanka to revoly against them, resulting in the loss of many and the bloodshed of numbers unsightly. Racism is a growing custom in some minds. This kind of sick thinking would only increase the hate and the equality amongst peope. I wonder what makes others want to hate others due to their skin colours and their religion. Why would they even want to discriminate even if they have done nothing wrong to them.

vengaadesh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:37 PM

From this article I can see that through the hundred years of conflict there were many riots between the Tamil Tigers and the Sinhalese. Due to the riots there was bloodshed. If the Sinhalese and the Tamils had sorted out their problems in the first there would not have any misunderstanding in the first place. Many innocent lives have been lost in the process due this conflict. However I think that the Tamil Tigers are doing the right thing in fighting for their freedom. However I think they should use less lethal ways in doing so. I wonder why the conflict lasted for such a long period of time.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:21 AM

From this article, i know that the Tamil Tigers and also the Sinhalese are always fight and many people had died in the process. I think that if only people would think in another way, all this things would have not happened. I wonder why there is racism in this world, it would be great if humans would not fight over their race as there will not so much war involving races .

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People Present Themselves in Ways That Counteract Prejudices Toward Their Group

People Present Themselves in Ways That Counteract Prejudices Toward Their Group | Conflict and Prejudice_Teoh Jun Fang | Scoop.it

Individuals from stigmatized groups choose to present themselves in ways that counteract the specific stereotypes and prejudices associated with their group, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

 

“People often think of prejudice as a simple, single phenomenon — general dislike for members of other groups — but recent research suggests that there are actually multiple, distinct types of prejudice,” says graduate student Rebecca Neel, who conducted the research with her advisor Steven Neuberg and post-doctoral scholar Samantha Neufeld at Arizona State University.


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(See-Think-Wonder) From this article, I can see that there are lots of different kinds of prejudice and they are expressed in many ways. Prejudice caused many people to have low self-esteem. It made people feel upset with their flaws. Honestly, I feel that prejudice will never stop around the world unless people stop judging one another and are willing to accept their flaws and how different they are from others. I think that everyone is unique in their own ways no matter what. I wonder how the world would be like if there was no prejudice?

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YanTingg. ♔'s curator insight, June 27, 2013 9:22 AM

I can see that there are many types of prejudice and can be expressed in many ways. For example, prejudice against people who are obese, or a certain race or are a certain religion or even a different living standard. These make people think that they are of different level from other people and treat them differently from how they treat people who they think are at the same level as them. I think that prejudice can hurt someone's feelings and cause them to be emotionally unstable and may even lead to other illnesses such as depression after those prejudices from everyone. I think that this is also very unfair as are treating people in a way that they do not deserve it. I wonder what if someone is prejudice against those who usually prejudicing others? Will they accept it? Will it finally stop them from doing so too?

Alif's curator insight, June 28, 2013 6:19 AM

There are more than one type of prejudice. This kind of prejudice is very obvious. Such common are prejudice against a specific religion or against people who are obese. With the prejudice still intact in certain minds, humans may no longer live as one. People who go against a certain religion will try to live as far as possible.Simple prejudice like ignoring non-beautiful girls or non-handsome boys is very common. This may lead these left out people to feel depressed or even make them think that their life is unfair and there is no reason for them to live any longer. People may use prejudice as a form of entertainment to joke around but have they thought if they themself was being prejudicised, how will they feel. Leaving prejudice is one step closer to a having a happy environment. I strongly feel prejudice should stop.

Bernice Phua Rui Yi's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:27 AM

There are many different types of prejudices. Some of which could be things like being of a different race, culture and sharing different religious beliefs. It could also be prejudice like being against people who are not as thin compared to them. I personally think that it is not necessary to judge or look down on people. We should all learn to accept one another for who we are and know that doing such things doesn't bring any good to others, all it does is bring them down and we never what they may end up doing.