How Does Pop Culture Shape The Way Students See The World? Essay

824 Words Nov 23rd, 2014 4 Pages
When approaching assignments, most subjects give a specific question, you locate suitable material, craft your response and submit your paper. The requirement of this task to create our own driving question, to collaborate and create a digital artefact, created a complete sense of disequilibrium. This task was challenging, frustrating, curious and rewarding, in equal measure due to the novel pathway to tackling learning, apprehension about embracing technology in spite of everyday use and the requisite to collaborate.
Upon forming our collaboration group, Caitlin Adams (43632122) and I arranged to meet the following week, having each applied thought to potential topics and driving question suggestions we would like to brainstorm. Via a process of face-to-face and online discussion; email and our Google Doc, elimination and refinement, we finally established our driving question “How does pop culture shape the way students see the world?”.
We felt popular culture was possibly the least scrutinised option compared to the other options of media and technology, which would therefore hold the most interest for us to research. The question we initially created was cumbersome and unnecessarily wordy. Via skilled support from our tutor, we realised the value of clarity in simplicity. Through further discussion, the approach we adopted to tackle the task was formulated on the binary of perception: from academia’s point of view and from popular culture’s view of itself. We were…

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