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Encountering Conflict in Paradise Road

Area of Study 2: Writing in context. This looks at our context in relation to 'Paradise Road'. It also prompts inquiry about our context in other texts.

Andrea McNamara

on 23 October 2013

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Transcript of Encountering Conflict in Paradise Road

Encountering conflict
can be difficult. However, it is ultimately worthwhile. Bearing witness, acknowledging conflict, is how humanity can work to grow and evolve in a positive way. This is why Yr 12 English study of the Context 'Encountering Conflict' is so exciting. We have the opportunity to go on a journey where we can consider the world from many different viewpoints and through many different mediums.
How do we encounter conflict in our texts
Explore the CAUSES of conflict
Consider what are the different RESPONSES to
encountering conflict?
What are the EFFECTS of conflict?
How are conflicts RESOLVED?
What does conflict really represent? (allegory)
'Encountering Conflict'
In traditional models of learning students were seen as 'empty vessels', ready to be filled with knowledge
According to the constructivist model of learning, students are no longer passive recipients. In fact they are active in constructing knowledge and understanding of the world
Targeted feedback
VCAA English Criteria
Assessment data points of breakdown, mark range
SAC statement of intention
How students learn:
Actively searching for information
Engaging in dialogue
Becoming producers of information
Constructivism: The role of the teacher

In constructivist models, rather than being a source of information, the role of the teacher is to assist and guide students as they actively work to construct knowledge
Paradise Road explores ideas about conflict and examines the many ways in which people encounter conflict and either resolve or suffer through it
Explores ideas such as
CAUSES of conflict
Conflict with NATURE
CLASS and GENDER conflict
Ways of DEALING with conflict
The IMPACT of conflict
Interpersonal (between characters)
(with environment
and institutions)
Key Questions: VCE Study Guide
Original Ideas
Student Engagement
Self Differentiation
Innovative ideas for using artworks in the NGV collection as a resource
Discuss and compare the themes in the text with those in the artwork
Ideas for writing
Identifying and catering to different learning styles
Gardner's multiple intelligences
Co-construct as a class, pair construct scaffolding to individual construction
Ownership, autonomy, control, choice
Classrooms contain students with different learning styles
Classrooms contain students with different interests, motivations and family backgrounds
Fairness is not every student getting the same thing. Fairness is every student getting what they need
3 Writing styles: Imaginary, expository and persuasive
Implicit, explicit referencing
Motifs, quotes, themes, narrative tips, characters
Rewrite a key scene, introduce creative writing- prompts. 7 Steps to writing success
"Additional reading will enable you to develop a greater knowledge base, meaning you’ll possess a wider (and more creative) perspective for essay prompts. Area of Study 2, or ‘Writing in Context’ encourages students to use multiple resources in writing. This means you can use examples of encountering conflict from news, history, literature, personal experiences etc. There are no limits to what examples you can use in your Context essay"
Prompts- Sources-Additional reading
Current events, history, influential people, conflict quotes
Effective, detailed self reflection
Benefits my teaching; implement changes/improvements
Successive practice
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