IAT309w_Quiz Notes.docx

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Interactive Arts & Tech
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IAT 309W
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Chantal Gibson

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Quiz Notes Ideology An ideology is “a package of cultural and social assumptions that influence a person’s understanding and action. Ideology is what seems to you to be entirely natural and obvious, but to others appears strange, annoying or threatening” (M. Sharples, 159). Framing Ideology Level 1: Duality Authorities have the answers, and if I work hard and read every word, I will learn them too. Level 2: Multiplicity Good Authorities don’t give me the Right Answer, which they possess; instead they give me problems that will show me how to find the Right Answer. Level 3: Relativism In certain areas, the Authorities disagree among themselves, but this is only because they are still working on getting the Right Answers. Level 4: Commitment to Relativism a) In situations where authorities don’t know the Right Answer, all options are equally good and/or b) In certain areas, Authorities are less interested in having me come up with a Right Answer, than in my learning to think in a certain way, i.e., to support my opinion than merely asserting it. Lower level thinking supports higher level thinking therefore, we must be able to identify and understand the elements of good/bad arguments, like the difference between a fact, opinion and inference before we can evaluate, critique and build on the arguments of others’. What rumour studies teach us Perception is fallible. What we see is not necessarily the sense we make. Ambiguity is “filled-in” so we can make sense of events. Analytical Reading Analytical reading is thoughtful reading that requires active engagement with the material. It requires reading a selection more than once. Step 1: Preview the material Step 2: Read thoughtfully Step 3: Review and write for study and retention Why does writing take so long? 85% of the writing process is preparation: Questioning Researching Planning Feedback Drafting 15% of the process is what your audience sees and evaluates. Messages in Bottles “There can be no ideal view of the world, free of perception, only different ones. There is no single truth for a reader to unpack from the text; rather each reader evokes a different interpretation of each reading. The message is not in the bottle, but in the interaction between writer and reader” (M. Sharples, 156). Forming a Research Question A good research question is -complex -goes beyond simply answering “what” -calls for an analytical respo
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