Wednesday, January 18, 2017

FAO CAA Yr 2: Critical Perspectives / Your Two-Part Premise / Ideation Example

So, you've been challenged to come up with a two-part premise for next week's Critical Perspectives session, as we seek to develop some killer enquiries for your proposed dissertations. Easier said than done, you might say - so much to think about, so much choice. Where to start!?

You'll recall I gave you a number of starter-categories to get you thinking, the idea being you identify ideas within these categories that align with stuff you're already interested in, or which you suspect might associate with stuff you're already interested in.  You might have seen this ideation exercise appear on one of your classmate's blogs earlier today: I'm sharing it here because it's really useful and a completely practical example of how you might go about breaking the seal on this 'thinking task' - a list of words under the various categories given above that slowly begin to reveal preoccupations or emphases or natural affinities.  I'm guessing this was done quickly, instinctively and without too much second-guessing.  If you don't know where to start in terms of finding your two-part premise - or how to start - you could do worse than having a go at this...

Get your premise ideation up on your blog with an @Phil and I'll do my best to shine a light here and there.  Don't be afraid or give time to worry - just make lists and watch for any patterns, repeats or affinities; in them, your premise awaits you.  Get busy.

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