My experience with curiosity and reflexivity in this research project has confirmed ideas touched on in lectures. This has been my first time exploring a research topic reflexively and it has encouraged me to explore the ways in which qualities such as curiosity can help me develop as a researcher. Curiosity played a large role … Continue reading Reflection – BCM212 Assessment 3: Project Portfolio
Author: Angelica X
As you know, I will be taking on this research project as an invested stakeholder seek to explore whether there are enough services on the UOW campus that have the right skills and information to tackle concerns regarding mental health. I also endeavour to discover whether these services are being utilised by students and if not, why? … Continue reading Research Project Progress Update
“Instead of respecting their wildness, humans want to hold, cuddle, feed and photograph orang-utans; they want to treat orang-utans as if they were human ... [which has] caused them to become endangered by a rampant pet and zoo trade” Sowards 2011. What I want to focus on in this post is way in which animals … Continue reading BCM310 – THE ANIMAL
“Exhibitions of perpetrator photographs have been criticised for promoting voyeurism and extending suffering through the reiteration of images of human degradation,” explains Simon (2010, p.46). There are a number of ethical issues that arise when considering the way in which suffering is represented in the media. I want to approach this post in the loose … Continue reading BCM310 – THE OTHER: Which approach is more effective?
I have recently been confronted by the notion that your identity is not something you create yourself, but instead emerges through interactions with others. In the age of the selfie, it’s almost impossible to disagree that one’s image is almost always influenced by responses to their online identity - for some, this has idea has … Continue reading BCM310 – THE SELF: Mirror and the Pygmalion Effect
I have recently been confronted with the idea of reflexivity within our research practices and I welcome it completely, thinking about the way in which we influence our own research piques my curiosity. Combining research with reflexivity is a concept that I feel should be a far more established practice than it is today, particularly in the world … Continue reading BCM212 – Research Proposal
BCM212 is encouraging us to explore the ways in which qualities such as curiosity can help us become better researchers in our chosen fields. Key question: Why is curiosity important to learners? Finding out that the terms curiosity and curator come from the same source (cura: care, cure, attention, writing) makes complete sense to me. Curiosity … Continue reading BCM212 – Where curisosity and learning intersect