Bee Halton

Bee Halton

Life-long learner & Poetess
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Certified TEFL Teacher

Location Norfolk, UK



  • Well, I think you can discuss if he is part of the story itself. I included him because he was the son and in the story, he told. If he wouldn't be involved I wouldn't have included him.

  • Very interesting scenes. Am looking forward to creating the monologues.

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    I am looking forward to this exercise :-)

  • Same here :-)

  • I agree but also think people react to different stimuli. One person will act more on feeling empathy for a fellow human another might be more intellectual and would act more on understanding why the fellow human is in this situation.

  • Ah, this interview made me nostalgic. I read both Brecht and Ionescu in school. Loved Brecht (I grew up close to where he was born) and was fascinated by Ionescu. Need to see or read them again. Definitely, worth learning about their storytelling.

  • I suspect it is possible to understand all points of view but we automatically and without thinking assume that we should not understand a badies situation because it's bad. It's our moral compass kicking in.

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    Interesting thought that "doubt" is the antagonist. Definitely true.

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    John Henry
    Who was in it: John Henry, his son (also the narrator), railroad building crew, machine driver and the machine
    What are they doing: Building a railroad
    Where are they?: Somewhere in the United States
    When is this happening: In the past when the railroad was built after slaves were freed
    Antagonist: At first the boss or the railroad crew then...

  • There is no general answer to this question. It always depends what is researched and in what context. Keeping this in mind should help see sources more critically.

  • Exactly, that would be a brilliant thing to learn.

  • I found different search engine helpful too

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    Listening is something I am concentrating more and more on but I feel it is also a quality we are losing more and more.

  • It's amazing how differently we perceive this performance and how many different aspects we can find it. I learned a lot from you all!

  • I like your idea of a new way of storytelling with less conflict and more about becoming or being within. I have often thought recently that it's so important to look at what connects us rather than what divides us. However, I assume "conflict" in connection with storytelling doesn't necessarily mean "aggression" but "Working out how we grow as a human and how...

  • Hi Shola, lovely to meet you. Your comment "You know a good story when you hear it" made me smile and I think it is so true!.

  • Hi Bindu, lovely to meet you. That is a great idea to help youngsters through storytelling to find their path and a healthier way of dealing with issues. There is a tradition in Europe where the community met and told fairy tales to teach their young people about life. Sadly, this tradition does not really exist anymore. I bet there is something similar in...

  • Hello, I am Bee. I took this course because I love to write stories, and would like to improve my storytelling as well as learning how I can incorporate a broader view for my readers. To me, storytelling is a way to make sense of life in general and our own lives specifically. I heard somewhere that humans are "the storytelling animal" and it made me think...

  • I think it is important to learn how to distinguish credible sources of information from non-credible ones. I usually follow my gut which isn't very scientific. It works for every day research I guess but not if I want to get deeper into a topic.

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    Hello, I am Bee a blogger and very curious person who likes to research thinks I am interested in. I am from Germany but live in the Uk. I have no knowledge in research as such. Just looking up things. Lovely to meet you all.

  • Thanks very much for this informative course.

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    Thanks very much!

  • Even though I think that the Rule of Law crisis is the most important to sort out, I also think it is essential to get more citizens involved in European integration. While I might find the fears, that people, who follow a right-wing political view, have, ridiculous I feel these fears have to be taken seriously. There need to be answers to those fears that...

  • My opinion is the same: Rule of Law crisis is the most important to solve

  • I agree with the legal scholars in defence of the CJEU. Am also a little shocked that a German court acted in that way. Makes me think, that they try to give concessions to their right-wing movements.

  • As I wrote in the previous unit, I find this conference very exciting. The EU tries to get forward. As far as I understand it, they also try to integrate its citizens in the discussion, which is important. I suspect whatever solution they come up with will have good and bad points. It's a project as is often mentioned so it will develop because I believe that...

  • I think, that is very exciting.

  • I think it is good that these groups exist because they probably give more possibilities of cooperation on a more focused level. However, it depends on what their goal is. The Visegrad cooperation is a rather questionable one.

  • To me, it seems that it is both a curse and a blessing. On the one hand, it weakens the EU when it comes to the rule of law concerning Hungary, for example. On the other hand, it allows to keep these countries close and try to keep the damage as small as possible. "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" is what they say.

  • Sounds like a good compromise that will help less well off countries.

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  • To me, it is mainly a moral crisis. After WWII, when many Europeans experienced the horrors of war, there might have been more willingness to help those in need of a safe home. I say "might have been" because I know that Germans from Eastern Europe coming back to Germany weren't always treated nicely. The same goes for refugees here in the UK at the same time....

  • @EllaQ It's complicated either way and a huge balancing act: How long is it sensible to be diplomatic and when do you have to start showing consequences. Maybe the best way is to strengthen democratic forces in countries that go off the rail, so they find a way back to a full rule of law themselves.

  • @ThomasDoyle And that is exactly the reason why all kinds of protest votes happen when EU elections are on in Germany. Not a good thing when it comes to supporting the EU. Germany learned it's lesson from the 1920s that is why they chose the 5% hurdle. And I have to say I never appreciated the "Zweitwahl" particularly when I was in Germany. Still, I do now...

  • My target audience is people who need help to chose a film/tv program on streaming services according to different criteria than genre.
    I came to that decision because it's what I was wondering about a lot recently when I wanted to watch something on a streaming service but could no decide what to watch but their suggestions didn't help either.
    One sentence...

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  • I am not sure if my "choose a film according to your mood" is perfect for a mobile app. Might work as well on a games console or computer. It would need a search engine I guess. It would have to be personalised I assume so you probably would have to rate some films/tv programs according to which mood you watch these or which films you watch when you are in a...

  • We have just recently started to use streaming services for tv and film and are often overwhelmed by the amount of films/tv programs on offer and watch nothing because we can't decide. Their suggestions according to what we watched before don't work for us either.

    I want to develop an app where you can choose a film depending on your mood rather than a...

  • Brilliant. I had a similar idea but might choose something else.

  • I found the advice given on the HIG's very interesting. They show "rules" that seem to a user as a given but as a developer you need to think about them. I think the interface standardisation is a good thing because it makes it easier for the user to understand the use of a new app. That's probably part of what's called an app being "intuitive". As long as...

  • The screen of a laptop/pc is bigger so more functions can be shown in one go which can be handy. You might be able to make changes easier. However, the phone version might be easier to use because you can choose one solution and have it directly at hand.

    Adding the direction you want to go are the same.

    I would prefer the laptop/pc version if I plan a...

  • @MichaelBannister I think the problem is more that politicians usually seem to only think in short-term or only in terms of their country. The results that might come later on or are more far-fetching seem to be difficult to integrate. There are ideas here in the UK to cut support for developing countries to pay for the pandemic, which I think will make more...