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1 Whose Reality? Lesson Objective: Students will explore the concept of denial and how it changed and distorts reality.

2 Our next practice SAC The prompt: We dont see things as they are, we see them as we are.

3 Some ideas for you This prompt does not use a one factor approach. It is not so simple as something like, –Isolation distorts our reality –OR –Fear can shape our perception

4 So what can you do? Firstly, break this prompt into two parts, 1.We don t see things as they are. 2.We see them as we are.

5 Aaah, that s a bit more manageable… So, remember when we looked at the idea of objectivity and subjectivity?

6 Here are some ideas Seeing things as they are- an objective truth, a scientific truth, a legal truth. Eg. Climbing Mt Everest is dangerous. Heaps of people have died trying to do it. Seeing things as we are- our subjectivity, our lens, our values and emotions and desires, our personality. Eg. A thrill seeker, an adventurer would climb Mt Everest anyway.

7 Idea from The Shark Net? Come up with an idea from The Shark Net that relates to the prompt. Try to find an example that shows a person forming their own perception that ignores the facts or the more objective view.

8 Implications of the prompt… What does the prompt imply without stating explicitly, about reality? We can create our own reality that might mean we ignore the truth. As they are could also mean- as someone else sees a situation. Sometimes, we can deny someone else s truth. We can imagine something that is not real As human beings, we create our own truth and that this can often be very different to what makes sense to others, or to an objective outsider.

9 Martin Bryant Martin Bryant killed 35 people in Port Arthur, Tasmania in Last Sunday, his mother, Carleen Bryant, was interviewed on Channel Nine s Sixty Minutes.

10 After viewing /a-mothers-burdenhttp://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/stories/ /a-mothers-burden How could you connect this interview with the prompt?

11 The Shark Net and Whose Reality? Sally Cooke and Denial

12 Eric- a man in Sals life Drewe seeks her out for comment p337. Why does he do this? She is clueless and yet… –Possessive! … I wasnt allowed to do anything. p339 –He was a liar… I think he even believed his own lies. p340 –He was a mastermind for detail. p343 –He was expelled from school in the first grade.

13 Sally Cooke How does denial relate to her reality? –Has she done it on purpose? –Or is she not aware of it? As outsiders we can see that there it is obvious that there were signs about Eric and his personality. Is it harder to see things clearly when you are an insider?

14 Denial What reasons do we have to include this in our reality? Is it a coping strategy? –Is it sometimes necessary? –When can it become dangerous? How do you think Sally Cookes reality changed?

15 Carleen Bryant What role does denial play in her reality? How has is changed her? How do we view her?

16 Your turn Practice SAC Prompt: –We dont see things as they are, we see them as we are. Due: Tuesday 8 th March Start writing!!


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