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Contact-new.svg Barbara Deodat
Employer:University of Guyana
Occupation:Lecturing, Counselling, Coaching
Languages:English, Creole
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My WikiEducator Assignment

Worksheet to support classroom teaching

el4C35 contract agreement

'''Subject: Developmental Psychology'''

Activity: Worksheet for students’ activity in conducting a research in family history and doing a class presentation on their findings through the creation of a genogram. The module in which this activity takes place is the module on The Family. Institution: Institute of Distance & Continuing Education, University of Guyana.


This work sheet focuses on encouraging students to learn about their ancestors and identify with them. Students are asked to create a genogram based on the information they gather on their family history.

They are asked to use Genograms to record family history through the lives of each of their family members. They are allowed to graphically portray complex family structures that show marriages and divorces, reconstituted families, adoptions, strained relationships, family cohesion, and other connections. They are also encouraged to use genograms to discover and analyze interesting facts about their family history, such as a naming pattern, sibling rivalry, or significant events like immigration.


Instructions for students: In preparing their genogram, each student is asked to • Prepare a genogram of their family going back three generations in the past. They are asked to focus on family relationships and emotional relationships, for example: (i) Family relationships (different types, e.g. married, divorced, common-law, engaged) (ii) Emotional relationships (these provide an in-depth analysis of how individuals relate to one another. They are asked to use colour coded lines to represent various emotional relationships that bond individuals together). • Include information relating to (i) Age, genetic disease/disorder and behaviour that have passed down through the generation. (ii) Outstanding achievements of family members (iii) Names that have passed down through the ages (example, Hubert Jones 1st , 2nd , 3rd , or great grandmother named Anne, granddaughter named Anne) • State what has been inherited (by the student) from the genealogy • Share what information/lessons have been learnt from doing the genogram

For this activity, each student is asked to place their diagram information on large cardboard or flip chart sheet for presentation to the class.

Links (provided to students) that could be used as examples

Signed: Barbara Deodat February 15, 2010.

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My Profile

My name is Barbara Deodat. I am Lecturer in Institute of Distance and Continuing Education, University of Guyana.

Professional Background

Before joining the Institute, I worked as a Community Development Specialist (Rural Communities)for many years. Presently, I teach Psychology to adult students of the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education.


I have a B.A and M.A in Counselling Psychology.

My Interests


I facilitate Behaviour Change training with inmates in the Prisons of Guyana. I counsel and coach students of the Institute as well as inmates of the prisons.


I like to read, travel and meet people



My Projects

My optional community service (learning contract) project

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By signing this optional learning contract I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator.
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My Reflection

Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours

(Comment.gif: Dear Barbara, A warm welcome to our WikiEducator eL4C42 Online workshop. Patricia Schlicht, Nellie Deutsch and Ramesh Sharma are your facilitators and will help you develop your wiki skills. Do not hesitate to ask for help by either leaving a message on Patricia's page or Nellie Deutsch’s page or Ramesh's page or posting it under the appropriate section under Wiki Discussions on the main workshop page (Link is here on your user page). Warm wishes,--R C Sharma, PhD 19:04, 23 August 2010 (UTC))

Dear Barbara, Can you share with us your experiences on what was most beneficial to you on learning wiki skills? --R C Sharma, PhD 15:03, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Dear Ms Deodat, Hope you are reading the instructions on wiki skills. In case of any help needed, donot hesitate to ask for help. You can either email me or leave a message on my page. Warm Wishes. --Ramesh Sharma 19:32 30 July 2010 (UTC))

Hi Barbara! It's a pleasure to have you as my WikiNeighbour! Best wishes! --Teromakotero 13:04, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Dear Barbara. You made a good start. Just keep adding more content following the instructions from the past week for help. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 20:34, 24 January 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi Barbara. In order for me to certify you, I need you to demonstrate the knowledge of the first 5 tutorials on your user page. You should be there fast. Mainly it is the use of bold/italics/headers and subheaders/bullets etc. Write to me when you are done and I'll have another look. Thank you for your interest in this course and don't hesitate to come again as often as you would like. Pleasure meeting you. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 01:04, 31 January 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hello Ms Deodat, Hopefully you are now able to edit your content on this page. Try uploading some photo and as Patricia suggested, try also for basic editing skills. You can always give a shout in case need any help. Friendly Neighbourhood... --RCSharma 12:13, 6 February 2010)

(Comment.gif: Congratuations, Barbara. You just earned your second level Wiki Apprentice certification. Well done. I would move all those items that don't need to be on your front page, duplicated photos etc. into your sandbox, your personal practice area, to keep your front page looking clean. Great job. Warm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 01:31, 18 February 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi, Welcome to this workshop eL437. Your page is good, keep adding. Please let us know when you need help. --Gita Mathur 13:49, 17 April 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Hi Barbara. So nice to see you hear again. Keep up the good work. Warm wishes, --Patricia Schlicht 18:37, 19 April 2010 (UTC))
(Comment.gif: Hi, Nice to see you. Welcome and good wishes. --Vinodpr111 13:03, 27 April 2010 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Good Morning Ms Deodat. Your page is looking good and informative. Please add more information on IDCE too so that interested people can learn about courses offered. Thanks. --Ramesh Sharma 09:10, 27 April 2010)

Hello, Barbara, I like what you are doing. It sounds very interesting. I do some counselling when i meet Breast Cancer patients. But it is not professional. Would like to meet you in person sometime. Wish you can visit my country one day. Keep up the good work. Lets together make the world "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" meaning the whole world is one family. (Kalpana Gupte 18:41, 28 April 2010 (UTC))

  • Hello Barbara. Good to see you here. Keep working on your page, and you will soon be a WikiMasterWarm wishes--Patricia Schlicht 21:22, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

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