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I have not offered the two TTA workshops given over the past two years as I thought everyone would have more than enough resources to carry them through this final time. From discussion with staff across the state, it seemed that 'As You LIke It' was the most popular choice for Advanced students and 'The Crucible' and Skrzynecki's poetry for the Standard classes. I still do School based Belonging workshops for Year 12 cohorts but Term 1 is full and only some spaces available in Term II. Send an email if interested.
As with Paper 2 Modules, the content was fairly readily understood but many students found it difficult to conceptualise across at least two texts within a personalised thesis context. Too often, time pressures leave teachers having to jockey covering the content and developing writing skills with students who lack the skills or confidence to express their ideas well.
The way into the AOS or a Module Elective can be crucial in establishing the conceptual framework and the need for abstract thinking. The following clip has proved really effective in making students aware of the ever-changing nature of Belonging. Transitional phases based on personal experience can be linked to most of the identity or connections mentioned in the rubric. The YouTube site given under the image (don't forget cultural affiliations), comes from a Canadian project aimed at reducing feelings of cultural alienation.