What types of perspectives did your fellow classmates display in the artifacts they selected?

Discussion: Perspectives on Reality

Post a response to one of the following prompts (at least 200-300 words); complete EITHER Prompt A or Prompt B.

Prompt A

Consider the imagery you created in your mind as you interacted with the written version of The Open Window.  Describe this imagery and discuss whether it helped you understand the story. Did the imagery or imagined tone change when you listened to the audio?  How? Which medium did you enjoy the most?

Now, do the same exercise with Sojourner Truth’s speech in text and as interpreted by Cicely Tyson in video form. Which medium did you prefer and why?

Comparing the forms you preferred in each case, what might that tell you about how you learn?

OR

Prompt B

How we interpret something often depends on our past experiences and perspectives.  Begin by reading the Ain’t I a Woman speech given by Sojourner Truth. Describe your reactions to this speech.  When you watched Cicely Tyson’s interpretation through her performance, was it different than you imagined?  How and why? Which medium did you enjoy the most?

Now, do the same exercise with the two articles for Omayra Sanchez’s story. When her picture was released, there was controversy about whether the picture was necessary to convey her story or if it was just an attempt by the journalist to shock the public and sale more newspapers. Do you think the picture was necessary? Was the event conveyed just as vividly in the story without the picture? Why or why not?

Comparing the forms you preferred in each case, what might that tell you about how you learn?

 

Assignment 1 Instructions:

Submit a 1- to 2-page paper (about 300–500 words) that responds to the following questions:

·         What types of perspectives did your fellow classmates display in the artifacts they selected?

·         How do the artifacts displayed together reveal ways of knowing, thinking, and expressing?

·         What surprised you about the other artifacts that your classmates selected?

·         Would your artifact be complimentary with another student artifact? If yes, describe why, if no, describe why not.

·         Does your artifact reveal your perspective of who you are as a student and a learner?

 

Assignment 2 Instructions:

Think about the material you encountered in the course this week, and describe one aspect of the classroom resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that surprised you. Make sure to describe why the material interested you as a thinker.

Set a timer (on the stove, a clock or on your phone) and write for 10 minutes without stopping. The prompts will remain the same each week, but you will reflect about a different aspect of each week’s resources.

Post an entry that addresses each of the following:

·         Observe. Describe the week’s content and resources to a person who has not seen/heard or observed it.

·         Process. Answer the question: “What does this content/topic mean?”

·         Reflect. Answer the question: “What is the value in understanding this?”

 

Montante, S. (2004). Thinking on Paper. Literary Cavalcade, 57(3), 36-37.

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