Module Description

Module Description

           This module asks you to consider some engag­ing ways in which analysts can examine, then communicate, a Singaporean life that may or may not be human.  One question that guides our inquiry is, what makes an examination local, global, or something in between?  Another question is, how does this module test, and possibly build up, your readiness for the life that you will lead after university?  A guide as we begin is Edward Tufte. ‘Science and art have in common intense seeing’, he counsels in Beautiful Evidence (2006). We will practise ‘the wide-eyed observing that generates empirical information’ (9). But we will reflect, also, to ‘see’ more.

       This module welcomes inquiring minds by asking you to pay attention: to notice. We move from there to accounts by people who are alert noticers and, in some cases, critical noticers. You are tasked to transfer some of the skills that their projects model to your data collection, data examination, and then audience-tuned communication. After practice in these areas, we add a few ‘things to think with’: provocations that may turn into enhancements. By these steps, you develop a preliminary project, then develop the results into quite a bit more.

       This module directs your attention to perspectives that differ from yours. As a group, you are tasked to help each other to be thoughtful about how and why people learn, then put learning to use.

       No exams in this module; all grading is CCA.