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"DISCOVERY" in Yr 12 English: The 2015 H.S.C. Area of Study by Mind Map: "DISCOVERY" in Yr 12 English:
The 2015 H.S.C. Area of Study
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"DISCOVERY" in Yr 12 English: The 2015 H.S.C. Area of Study

IMPACTS

Leading to new worlds and values

PRINCE EA, WHY I THINK THIS WORLD SHOULD END: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itvnQ2QB4yc

666: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvYnWBdmcQk

Stimulating new ideas or speculation on future possibilities

CLUSTER SATELLITES: https://www.ted.com/talks/will_marshall_teeny_tiny_satellites_that_photograph_the_entire_planet_every_day

Meet Mr W: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mTLO2F_ERY

Offering new understanding of ourselves or others

IF WE COULD SEE INSIDE OTHERS' HEARTS: https://youtu.be/Wl2_knlv_xw

Gamer Dude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jckCfpQMNPQ

Transforming the lives of individuals or societies

NORTH KOREA, A STATE OF MIND: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nd-iSCy1og

NATURE

Sudden and unexpected or deliberately planned experience

MICHAEL POLLACK and BILLY JOEL: https://youtu.be/zxLjtx8wukQ

Positive or negative experiences

THE BOMB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11e8XyUBqRQ

THE EFFECTS OF POSITIVE EXPERIENCES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8Yuac4VHBA

Meaningful in emotional, creative, intellectual, physical or spiritual ways

TIBETAN PHILOSOPHY: https://www.ted.com/talks/matthieu_ricard_on_the_habits_of_happiness

Something newly discovered or rediscovered

RICHARD III http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/research/discovering-richard-iii

ORIGINS OF BREAK DANCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZHoZpQUjnM

OBJECTS

People

GREAT MOMENTS IN PRESIDENTIAL SPEECHES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXycla1P3uU

CHARLIE CHAPLIN - THE GREATEST SPEECH EVER MADE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9eIGJfAUKg

Relationships

CREATING BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ok-1exJobI

Societies

HOW IT ENDS - BALTIMORE RIOTS (RAW VIDEO): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqM13geYrKY

Places

ANCIENT MONUMENTS REDISCOVERED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izPRwpDaPd4

Events

1963 - THE YEAR THAT CHANGED THE WORLD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nPlDZzcqPo

Ideas

HOW SIMPLE IDEAS LEAD TO SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8UFGu2M2gM

Things

25 ACCIDENTAL INVENTIONS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf_Qv3q0M_c

CONTEXTS

Personal

CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmYymScsV8M

Cultural

'Kecak' BALINESE MONKEY CHANT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGXcnWUqV-Y

Hip-Hop and SHAKESPEARE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSbtkLA3GrY

Historical

HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 18 MINS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqc9zX04DXs

Social

THE MILGRAM EXPERIMENT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTX42lVDwA4

Geographical

PLANET EARTH - AMAZING NATURAL SCENERY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC2w3H1NpX0

Political

THE MORAL ROOTS OF LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES: https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_on_the_moral_mind#t-497422

A) The concept of Discovery is a BIG IDEA that seems to be "everything and nothing", but it can be described by reference to just FOUR SIMPLE dimensions. Whether you are writing an essay, responding to a short answer question, or writing an original text - reference each of these dimensions of Discovery to ensure your response/composition demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the concept of DISCOVERY: CONTEXTS OBJECTS IMPACTS and NATURE. ("C.O.I.N.")

B) The focus is on HOW the concept of Discovery is represented, rather than WHAT the concept is about - how we can experience Discovery through a text, and how Discovery is represented in a text.

C) For each of the primary and secondary dimensions of Discovery (Contexts, Objects, Impacts and Nature) you will analyse your texts to identify examples of each. This will highlight the need to identify appropriately sophisticated texts of your own choosing which will provide sufficient material to reference most of the dimensions of Discovery.

D) You will analyse techniques and evaluate the effectiveness of the choice of language forms, modes, structures and features to discuss the way composers shape their representations of Discovery. Equally, you will experiment with these techniques in your own compositions about Discovery.

Your journey of "DISCOVERY" Starts HERE:

E) Now, if you follow the links against each of the dimensions of Discovery below, you will begin to explore, analyse, question, articulate, examine, synthesise, assess, experiment and consider these dimensions of Discovery in ways that will prepare you to engage in the sort of Higher Order Thinking necessary to succeed in this Area of Study.

This Mind Map provides the framework for over 20 hours of teaching that will ensure that even your least academic classes have the tools to structure their Discovery composition and responses. Simply put, texts can be analysed by identifying examples of each aspect of discovery as outlined in this taxonomy, arming students with more than 20 different perspectives on discovery to draw on as examples to illustrate any thesis. If you find this taxonomy a useful foundation for teaching Discovery, please "like" and share so that other teachers and students may benefit as soon as possible. Thanks. danieljeffares@gmail.com

TEACHING RESOURCE featuring over 20 videos illustrating key dimensions of the concept. This taxonomy provides the essential framework for both the compositional and response elements of the HSC.