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  • Narratives That Shape Our World

  • Module A: Narratives that Shape our World

    In this module, students explore a range of narratives from the past and the contemporary era that illuminate and convey ideas, attitudes and values. They consider the powerful role of stories and storytelling as a feature of narrative in past and present societies, as a way of: connecting people within and across cultures, communities and historical eras; inspiring change or consolidating stability; revealing, affirming or questioning cultural practices; sharing collective or individual experiences; or celebrating aesthetic achievement. Students deepen their understanding of how narrative shapes meaning in a range of modes, media and forms, and how it influences the way that individuals and communities understand and represent themselves. Students analyse and evaluate one or more print, digital and/or multimodal texts to explore how narratives are shaped by the context and values of composers (authors, poets, playwrights, directors, designers and so on) and responders alike. They may investigate how narratives can be appropriated, reimagined or reconceptualised for new audiences. By using narrative in their own compositions students increase their confidence and enjoyment to express personal and public worlds in creative ways. Students investigate how an author’s use of textual structures, language and stylistic features are crafted for particular purposes, audiences and effects. They examine conventions of narrative, for example setting, voice, point of view, imagery and characterisation and analyse how these are used to shape meaning. Students also explore how rhetorical devices enhance the power of narrative in other textual forms, including persuasive texts. They further develop and apply the conventions of syntax, spelling, punctuation and grammar for specific purposes and effect. Students work individually and collaboratively to evaluate and refine their own use of narrative devices to creatively express complex ideas about their world in a variety of modes for a range of purposes and critically evaluate the use of narrative devices by other composers.

  • ACTIVITY FROM THE ETA-2018

    Understanding the Module

    Complete the following table

    Module Statements

    Respond to the questions in each row

    Students explore a range of

    narratives from the past and

    contemporary era

    1. Write down a narrative text which you consider to be from the past

    and one that could be from the contemporary era.

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    These narratives illuminate

    and convey:
 • Ideas
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    Attitudes • Values

    2. What ideas do narratives convey?

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    3. What attitudes do narratives convey?

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    4. What values do narratives convey?

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    Students consider the

    powerful role of stories and

    storytelling as a feature of

    narrative in past and present

    societies

    5. What is the role of stories?

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    6. Why are they powerful?

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    7. How might story and storytelling have changed from the past?

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  • Students consider how: •

    Stories

    connect people within and

    across cultures, communities

    and historical eras

    8. How do stories connect people across time and place?
 Give examples.

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    Students consider how: • Stories

    inspire change or consolidate stability

    9. How can stories inspire change? Change in what? Change in whom? ....................................................................................... ....................................................................................... .......................................................................................

    10. How can stories reinforce stability?

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    Students consider how: • Stories

    reveal, affirm or question cultural practices

    11. What cultural practices might stories reveal?

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    12. What cultural practices might stories affirm?

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    13. What cultural practices might they question?

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    14. How do they do this?

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    Students consider 15. What collective experiences might we share though story?

  • how:
 • Stories allow

    us to share collective or individual experiences

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    16. What individual experiences might we share though story? ........................................................................................... ...........................................................................................

    17. Why is it important to communicate these experiences? ........................................................................................... ...........................................................................................

    18. How do stories share experiences?

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    Students consider how: • Stories

    celebrate aesthetic achievement

    19. What aesthetic achievement do stories celebrate? ........................................................................................... ...........................................................................................

    20. What characteristics must a story have to be able to be valued aesthetically? ........................................................................................... ...........................................................................................

    Students deepen their understanding of how narrative shapes meaning in a range of modes, media and forms

    21. Name different forms where we find narrative in different modes and media ........................................................................................... ........................................................................................... ...........................................................................................

    22. How might narrative