So much food for thought in the layers that the Baby Asha story reveals. A great resource for the effective use of rebuttal in Outcome 3 and a heavy issue when it comes to Identity & Belonging and Encountering Conflict. I cannot encourage you enough to use these media issues for your writing...What would you do?
They say a picture says a thousand words...especially when we don't know the author...VIEW HERE
Subjective or Objective? Either way it fuels the fire of debate and makes you think...
Brilliant food for thought regarding Outcome 2 & 3...
And then from another perspective...[read retaliation here]..and so the media "battle" continues...
And the next instalment by Joel Hodge brings it into closer harmony with the issues we need to discuss in Outcome 2 - Encountering Conflict and Identity and Belonging; especially anything to do with Arthur Miller (whilst it remains a fabulous issue for Outcome 3 comparative analysis)
I was teaching late Wednesday and did not get a chance to see Veteran journalist Kerry O'Brien on Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery on ABC TV at 8pm. However, part of the ABC NewMail brief attracted me; "Kerry O'Brien laments state of Australian politics and rise of 'gladiatorial' interviewing" and I read on...then, as often happens within the media, there was an excellent counter article written that also has a wealth of resources for the VCE student grappling with Outcome 3 - please see this article herein
As quoted from the Australian Human Rights Commission “Human rights are often defined in different ways. Simple definitions that are often given include:
The recognition and respect of peoples dignity
A set of moral and legal guidelines that promote and protect a recognition of our values, our identity and ability to ensure an adequate standard of living
The basic standards by which we can identify and measure inequality and fairness
Those rights associated with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”
So how can it be fair or equal that David died labelled as something he was not? How was his identity protected? How was Marco’s dignity recognised and respected?
Some issues are not black and white; there is no yes or no option, no good or bad version. Some issues are touchy; one will be labelled merely by commenting, even when avoiding labels themselves. VCE English is, at it's very foundations, concerned with opening our eyes to persuasion and manipulation. How words and connotations, and sometimes what is not said, has the most impact on one's opinion or perspective. This article by Michael Bradley is excellent food for thought for both Outcome 2 and Outcome 3.
The Drum is an excellent resource for VCE students and there are selected current articles at the bottom of each ABC Newsmail delivery. One caught my eye last night; written by Ruby Hamad, the opinion piece focused on the very subjective topic of religion, which for so many is the core of their identity & belonging and in so many cases is the basis for encountering conflict.Why do they fight?
VCE English Outcome 2 concerns creating and presenting your own thoughts within a specific context. Identity and Belonging is one and Encountering Conflict is another option. An article regarding a World War One anniversary found herein made me again consider the myriad of ways in which topics can amalgamate and crossover with modern media. Thus, the beauty and freedom of this Outcome...Aussie Pride
You know how I said knowledge is power and that we need to understand 'other' before we can construct an educated discussion? Michael Bradley has an excellent opinion relevant to VCE English Outcome 2 - Identity & Belonging...ONE STEP CLOSER...
How Remembrance Day links to VCE English Outcome 2 Identity & Belonging Summer of the Seventeenth DollWE ARE ONE, BUT WE ARE MANY...