BCM212 Assessment, BCM212 Reflection

Reflection on Research Engagement and Communication Strategy

In this assessment, I chose to use a combination of secondary and primary (interviews and a survey) research. This methodological choice had various implication. In interviews participants gave me more in-depth answers, and often explored related tangents; providing additional data. My survey was also beneficial in providing easily analysed statistical data which could visually aid… Continue reading Reflection on Research Engagement and Communication Strategy

BCM212 Assessment, BCM212 Assessment Communication Updates

BCM212 Research Project: Communication Update 3

This is my third, and final, communication update for the stakeholders of my research project. Whilst writing this report, my time management plan was extremely helpful. It aided in keeping me on track with my tasks and ensured I was not overwhelmed with too many tasks at once. I have now completed this assignment. After… Continue reading BCM212 Research Project: Communication Update 3

BCM212 Assessment, BCM212 Assessment Communication Updates

BCM212 Research Project: Communication Update 2

This is my second communication update for the stakeholders and participants that are interested in the progress of my research project. This project is investigating the question ‘How Do Memes Influence Our Reception of Information About Social Issues, And How Do They Allow Us to Respond to This Information?’. At this point, my project is… Continue reading BCM212 Research Project: Communication Update 2

BCM212 Assessment, BCM212 Assessment Communication Updates

BCM212 Research Project: Communication Update 1

This is the first update of my communication plan for my research project. So far, my research project’s progress is on schedule, and a re-analysis of my readings has assured me of their reliability. I have additionally conducted all my interviews, and analysed the data from my online survey (which has now been closed). I… Continue reading BCM212 Research Project: Communication Update 1

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BCM212 Assessment 2: Project Design and Management

Upon starting this assignment, I realised my original question was too broad. The new question I will be researching for this project will be ‘How do memes influence our reception of information about social issues, and how do they allow us to respond to this information?’. Although many sources I found discussed memes mainly in… Continue reading BCM212 Assessment 2: Project Design and Management

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BCM212 Research Proposal

Question:  How are memes influencing the way we receive and respond to information about social and political issues? The term ‘meme’ was created by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins to describe an idea that organically reproduces and spreads throughout society (Cooper, 2016). Today, a meme can mean anything from phrases and photos to viral websites, videos,… Continue reading BCM212 Research Proposal

BCM111 Blog Post Assugnment

Music and Resistance

Music is one of the most common forms of social and political resistance. Barrett states that “powerful songs have always been the engine behind the greatest social movements” (2014 para.10). Music has often lead to political/social resistance and reforms. In the 1970’s Afro Beat music protested the oil company regime of Nigeria, and rallied against… Continue reading Music and Resistance

BCM111 Blog Post Assugnment

Crossover Film: Diasporic and Inter-Cultural Cinema

The dislocating effects of globalization, such as migrating culture, are a subtext to diasporic cinema (Film Reference 2016). Diasporic cinema often represents themes related to this, Naficy regarding it as an “aesthetic response to displacement” and the plights of ‘affected’ social minorities and marginalised groups (Berghahn 2006, p. 141). For instance, Tefvik Baser’s films such as Farewell to… Continue reading Crossover Film: Diasporic and Inter-Cultural Cinema

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Internationalising Education and Cultural Competence

“International education is not the rich intercultural experience it could be” (Marginson 2012).   Lack of interaction between international and local students, cultural misunderstandings and communication difficulties contribute greatly to this. Australian colloquialisms, for instance, often exclude international students accustomed to formal English (Kell and Vogl 2006, p.5). Furthermore, the Australian drinking culture makes interaction… Continue reading Internationalising Education and Cultural Competence