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Doctor Schomer
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« on: May 01, 2008, 01:21:20 PM »

Few things have had such an impact on me, Schome is one of those things.

From here, I made friends and suffered and enjoyed all that friendship had to offer.

Schome itself has seen happy days (wedding) and terrible days (Sio's Death)

Schome, it's staff and students, has enabled me to grow into what I am. If it werent for Peter's, and the rest of the staffs advice, I would still be extremely hot tempered.

Furthermore, Schome has seen people develop both mentally and emotionally. Ideas have flourished, and moved out of Schome to become so much bigger.

Age and culture barriers have been broken down because of Schome.

My own set of disabilties, Asperger's among them, were turned into perks in Schome.

We've known people from all over the world, and I hope that has squashed any form of racism that may of been present.

Ideas, Imagination, became real. My dreams came true because of Schome.


We have suffered the acute Irony of having a graveyard, only to loose one of our number. We've had emergencies of all kinds.

So, regardless of what happens with Schome now, I do beleive Schome has been a success.


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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 03:12:07 PM »


Well said :)
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 03:36:06 PM »

Doctor - thank you for that feedback. We have certainly had our fair share of highs and lows - it is good to know that you feel you have benefited from your involvement. I have certainly learnt a lot from working with you.  :)
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 06:07:16 PM »

Ditto to Animus.

I have benefitted a lot from Schome. I tihnk I have grown myself as well. Unsure that my parents are all that keen on the amount of time I spend on the PC but I just sort it all out by the old: "Its [insert sessions here] tonight though!" They do know its educational!  :P
I do really like the way we can learn about what we want.  :)
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 08:11:27 PM »

Well, I feel that we've developed much more then we would without Schome, and i'm happy other people see my viewpoint.

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008, 10:00:20 PM »

Indeed. I can't say that my academic knowledge has gained greatly, although I've learnt LSL and C to a basic degree, and the physics strand is practise at designing experiments and applications, but socially schome has been wonderful. Because I've got as much time as I want to compose a reply on the forums, I've become much better at diplomacy, and it's pushed my empathy a long way, improving it in doing so. Generally speaking, I can get on with people a lot easier on the forums and inworld, and that's carried over into my social skills in the wider world.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008, 06:03:40 AM »

Indeed. I can't say that my academic knowledge has gained greatly, although I've learnt LSL and C to a basic degree, and the physics strand is practise at designing experiments and applications, but socially schome has been wonderful. Because I've got as much time as I want to compose a reply on the forums, I've become much better at diplomacy, and it's pushed my empathy a long way, improving it in doing so. Generally speaking, I can get on with people a lot easier on the forums and inworld, and that's carried over into my social skills in the wider world.

This is really interesting (and encouraging from my point of view) - I'd be fascinated to have specific examples of how your 'real world' interactions have changed. One of the things folk often ask me at conferences is "Does Schome Park have any effect on students in the real world?" and I always have to say that logically we assume that there is some migration of things learnt in Schome Park to other contexts but that we have no evidence to show that this is the case. The posts in here provide some evidence that is it the case - in the form of your opinions. Concrete instances of things you now do differently in the real world which you think are due to things you have learnt in Schome Park would provide even stronger evidence ...
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008, 10:49:22 AM »

Sorry Explo, thought I'd steal the limelight for a mo ;)


My own social skills, hampered by Aspergers, never really developed properly.
Without having to observe body language (a VERY demanding task) I could see what people ment by the use of emoticons and dramatic gestures in SL. Thus my own knowledge of how to communicate with people has not gotton rid of my social phobia, but I am more confident when I deal with them thanks to interactions with Schome.

In short; Schome allowed me to develop that 'sixth sense of socialism' that I never had to begin with.

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2008, 12:21:39 PM »


I believe schome has helped me get over the fence of wanting to be who I am more than wanting to fit in, it has also given me more of a positive attitude towards learning and shown me what I think is a much better way of teaching and learning ie starting off with no knowledge, developing knowledge with help from those in the same situation and sharing your knowledge with them, teaching people who were in your position and learning how to teach in doing so
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2008, 03:48:42 PM »

: PeterT
Concrete instances of things you now do differently in the real world which you think are due to things you have learnt in Schome Park would provide even stronger evidence ...

Concrete evidence is difficult to come by, especially as regards talking to people-remembering it as evidence for the future doesn't tend to be on the list of priorities at the time ;). Generally speaking, I've defended people and points of view more often, whether or not I like or prescribe to them, and even more generally, have been more pleasant to people, getting on with almost everyone, although these may well be part of a longer trend. To be honest, the only real measure would be to ask the people around me whether I've become any better, and this isn't particularly feasible.

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'sixth sense of socialism'

'Property is theft'? 'Free markets do not mean fair markets'? 'Laissez faire capitalism doesn't account for irrationality'? :P
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2008, 03:51:50 PM »

Forgive me, I ment an abilty to judge others emotions and have a good idea of what they're thinking.
Socializing might of been better.

Explo; you have developed for the better, in my opinion, both here and in the NAGTY forum you became...less shy, you would propose your opinion better, and from previous convo's you've been able to better forumate something as to translate better to someone else.
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2008, 03:58:54 PM »

About how schome has impacted on RL, it has greatly improved my social skills i am so much better now than i was 12-18 months ago. My socail interactions in RL have increase and become more confident in myself. The strands (and E+P in particular) were sometimses things i woulden have gone to partically but i now crave them to a degree and it has increased my knowledge and understanding of RE greatly ... and annoyed my RE teacher a fair bit too (not nastily annoying but pleasantly annoying). It has also improved my typing and i have lerent a tiny bit of scripting and a bit of wiki formatting now as well. However at the start of the project i became 'addicted' to it and it did effect my school work negativly for a bit, i seem to have shook it of a bit but during boring bits of revision i would much perfer to be here. It has also improved my debating skills and helped me construct arguments far better than i could before

I do belive though that schome has benifited me far more than hindered me in ways that can not be thought in schools as well as ways that can be thought in schools....

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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2008, 01:37:04 PM »

Forgive me, I ment an abilty to judge others emotions and have a good idea of what they're thinking.
Socializing might of been better.

Explo; you have developed for the better, in my opinion, both here and in the NAGTY forum you became...less shy, you would propose your opinion better, and from previous convo's you've been able to better forumate something as to translate better to someone else.

Kein Problem-I was being pedantic for the sake of it, so it's not anything to need forgiving.

Being less shy, as it were, I'd attribute to a number of things as well as schome-going to China certainly one of them :). Schome has definitely been a major factor, though. Anyway, thanks for the compliment.
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2008, 03:01:28 PM »

Indeed. I can't say that my academic knowledge has gained greatly, although I've learnt LSL and C to a basic degree, and the physics strand is practise at designing experiments and applications, but socially schome has been wonderful. Because I've got as much time as I want to compose a reply on the forums, I've become much better at diplomacy, and it's pushed my empathy a long way, improving it in doing so. Generally speaking, I can get on with people a lot easier on the forums and inworld, and that's carried over into my social skills in the wider world.

This is really interesting (and encouraging from my point of view) - I'd be fascinated to have specific examples of how your 'real world' interactions have changed. One of the things folk often ask me at conferences is "Does Schome Park have any effect on students in the real world?" and I always have to say that logically we assume that there is some migration of things learnt in Schome Park to other contexts but that we have no evidence to show that this is the case. The posts in here provide some evidence that is it the case - in the form of your opinions. Concrete instances of things you now do differently in the real world which you think are due to things you have learnt in Schome Park would provide even stronger evidence ...

To scientificly prove it though would be to test people at the start and end of a project as see how schomers develop in real world skills
But this would go against the ethos..
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