Area of Study – DISCOVERY

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You will need to brainstorm ‘CONCEPT STATEMENTS’ which fit most accurately with your texts..

Here are some examples:

  • Discovery  is the process by which our lives are enriched.
  • Discovery is a transitional and transformative process which influences the values and perceptions of individuals, groups and the broader world.
  • It is  through discovery that we grow to maturity.
  • Discovery  allows us to view life in a new and fresh way.
  • Discovery can initiate new values in both a personal and global context.
  • The  process of discovery is the journey of life.
  • Discovery  is the process by which humanity advances.
  • Discovery  can lead to the rejuvenation of friendships and wellbeing.
  • Discovery  allows us to speculate about the real and the imagined.
  • Finding  that which was lost enables us to expand our horizons.
  • Discovering  our own perspectives leads to self-awareness.
  • Rediscovering  can lead to new understandings of ourselves and others.
  • Time  can change one’s perspective of a discovery.
  • Discoveries  that seem valuable at the time may later be challenged as to their worth.
  • Travelling  to new places, or viewing a familiar place through new eyes, can transform our  understanding of ourselves and the world.
  • It is  through the process of discovering what we really believe, that we actually  affirm our beliefs.
  • Discovery  allows us to view the hidden experience as a common human experience.
  • Discoveries  allow audience’s contextual perspectives to be affirmed as common human  experience.

 

HOW TO PLAN YOUR “Discovery” NARRATIVE…

Planning your narrative which shows “conflicting or contrasting notions of discovery”

Step one: write three different statement sentences for “conflicting or contrasting notions of discovery”

Eg:

(i) Despite experiencing the same process of discovery, different individuals may react (emotionally) and respond (intellectually) in vastly different ways.

(ii) Whilst the same experience of discovery can be equally confronting and challenging, different individuals cope with the process of discovery according to their own contrasting perspectives.

(iii) The long-term consequences of social or cultural discoveries can vary among individuals, and often depends on the life experience and values of each individual.

IF YOU WRITE THE SAME CONCEPTS AS I HAVE LISTED – YOU STILL NEED TO COME UP WITH THREE OF YOUR OWN CONCEPT STATEMENTS!!!

Step two: choose one of the three concepts statements, which resonate most strongly with you – ie: which statement to you really just “get!”

Write your chosen concept statement* out again.

 

Step Three: Draw up three different time-lines for three possible ‘plot-lines’ for your one concept statement*

Your timelines must plot the following aspects of change:

  1. The “ORDINARY WORLD” (before the discovery)
  2. The TRIGGER to the discovery
  3. The PROCESSES and reactions to the discovery
  4. The long-term or significant CONSEQUENCES of the discovery

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TEXTS OF YOUR OWN CHOOSING:

CONCEPTS OF DISCOVERY in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

What notions of discovery are represented in the framed narrative of Heart Of Darkness?

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A broad range of composers create as wide a variety of texts to represent the equally varied number of concepts about DISCOVERY. Each composer represents their own perspective of their experience of the process and the consequences of “DISCOVERY”.

Even texts that you take for granted as being “factual” can offer new perceptions as individuals and societies become more aware of the realities of the world in which they live.

Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

A novella published in 1899.

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