Week 2 and 3: Miljo and birthdayparty's action card
Made list of ideas – MJ and MĐ
Researched on basis of ideas – MJ MĐ MP LK MG AĐ LJV
Selected ideas from research notes – MP LK MG AĐ LJV
Discussed findings – MJ MĐ MP LK MG AĐ LJV
Wrote up findings on forum – MJ
Reflections, brain storming
MJ and MĐ wrote the first proposal for the previous week. However, in the consultation with the professor, the group decided to change the initial proposal.. MJ and MĐ wrote the second proposal and posted it on the forum. The group Birthday party was assigned to collaborate with miljo. LK contacted MJ in order to discuss the organization of the project. MJ created a group on Facebook for the purpose of easier communication. MP contacted American colleagues on the forum. MĐ and MJ wrote the first draft of the questionnaire to be distributed on the group named “SBU – studenti beogradskog univerziteta” for the purpose of gaining insights into Serbian students’ opinion about the American dream. MP LK MG LJV AĐ revised the questionnaire and added their own questions. MJ made the final version of the questionnaire and posted it on a Facebook group. MĐ checked the results and wrote a brief description of the questionnaire. MP LK MG AĐ LJV wrote the answers for the first half of the questions, whereas MĐ and MJ wrote the answers for the second half of the questions. Both groups then revised the final version. MJ posted the final version of the pitch. MĐ posted the final version of the action card.
1. Do you think that the American dream is achievable in the USA?
2. Do you think that the American dream is achievable in Serbia?
3. Does the loss of traditional values make the American dream less achievable?
4. Which skills are necessary in order to achieve the American dream?
5. What steps can be taken in order to achieve the American dream?
6. Are there any obstacles for achieving the American dream?
A list of our research ideas: the American dream, success, career, power, family, money
Some key summaries: Serbian students mainly related the concept of the American dream with success, money, career and dreams. However, some of them also connected the term with happy family, freedom and ideal life.
Some key words that we selected from our research: the American dream, success, career, government, corruption, idealism, freedom, racism, nationality
Firstly we discussed ideas among our own groups (in person and via video calls and messages), then we made a group on messenger where we discussed ideas further. When it comes to communication with our American peers, after welcoming them on the forum, the conversation moved to WhatsApp.