We’ve prepared a blog to introduce you to an in-depth interpretation of the components of the Texts & Human Experiences module!
This will cover all the aspects of the module you need to know (the range of ways and ideas you can get tested on) and some of the essential key skills to learn and understand for what is required by this module.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Let’s unpack the key concepts & terms relating to Human Experiences, which are most probably new to you. The following are expressly stated in the syllabus:
‘Individual and collective human experiences’
Key concepts & terms (pertaining to the skills required) expressly stated in the syllabus:
‘Informed judgements’: The module requires you to make informed judgements about
your text. This means you have to make a conclusion/judgment that is based on what you
have observed about the text or character(s). This will often include using evidence to
support your judgment or interpretation.
‘Challenge assumptions’: This involves you to take an evaluative and critical stance (i.e. one
that is always judging). You’ll need to challenge the general norms and expectations held by
a group, society or individual by interrogating and questioning those norms and expectations.
‘Ignite new ideas’: This draws upon your ability to instigate unique interpretations of your
own on why a person may be acting a certain way, or more generally on the themes
entailing human experiences.
‘Reflect personally’: Here you are drawing connections between your experiences and
relating, linking or comparing them to the ideas explored in the text.
There are also some other, more common key words in the module which you have likely
seen before in other of your modules. These are:
These words and their definitions have already been provided by NESA in their “Glossary of Key Words”, which can be found here https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/hsc/hsc-student-guide/glossary-keywords