Creating informing minds needs your attention to thrive.
Experimenting, playing with, and integrating language by using audio, printed, and visual media in the spirit of Bertolt Brecht’s pedagogy helps in creating reflective, thoughtful audience responses in stopping megaphone bullying and fake new.
Language has many functions. David Crystal's (2007) linguistics synopsis articulates these. They are reflected in the production of these word experiments and their associated multi-media productions.
All the written experimental content is framed by the work of eminent philosophers and by seeking spirituality to counter nihilism, alienation, ignorance, hatred, and division.
The driver and catalyst for this approach are personal responses from the zeitgeist scenarios that are amplified by bots, fake news, propaganda, clickbait, the press, government, and PR agencies.
Production outcomes evolve from the fusion of language and thinking by integrating new ideas from across our linguistic heritage:
Expressing thought processes.
Expressing sounds by
Experimenting with technology.
The deliberate fusion of these layers of communication aims to elicit responses from audiences. Unlike viewers in passivity watching cinema, television and, streaming service, the desired objective of this pedagogy is to deliberately encourage, provoke, ask difficult questions, and be a positive educational resource in facilitating new insights and solutions.
“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savoured.”
Now is a good time to reflect and consider the importance of families. I’m sure that in our daily lives, we do not take time to consider their importance and value.
Let’s start by examining the variety of family life.
Have you the big picture?
Families thrive and exist throughout the world in contrasting communities, cultures, and societies. In the ideal world, the glue that holds it together is based upon trust support, affection, intimacy, and support. The concept of family refers to a group who are related by emotional, strong psychological, adoptive, sexual, or biological bonds. From the birth of siblings and in the early years the family is the primary object of individuals orientation.
On the shadow side and in the reality of everyday life there may be tensions preventing the effective functioning of the family unit.
There are many variations of the family. Our self-selecting social groups may inhibit the awareness of the many types of families that make up society.
A newborn baby and mother
Different types of families exist in our communities. These may be the traditional nuclear family:
Wife and husband with biological or adoptive children.
A single parent and children.
Husband and wife without children.
Siblings without parents.
Other forms of a nuclear family may be based upon:
Children living with guardians.
Unmarried heterosexual couples living together.
Same sex couples living together.
So, there you are. That is a lot more than you may have considered.
It’s taken me a long time to recognize this, but here is my starting point. It starts with a good early years education not only in a nursery but by the nuclear and extended family in the home providing a framework.
Different culture and religions provide guidance in the socialization of the family. Within the Christian doctrine a christening provides a pathway and direction to their values and beliefs.
Here, a child will be baptized with water to initiate the journey of faith. It’s the start of a process to help them make the right choices in life, both for themselves and others:
Providing support and sensitive guidance for making good choices.
Support and help through good and bad times.
Helping the child to talk about the big questions of life:
“My parents were in the local church choir, and I used to go along and sing and play the organ at all the weddings and christenings.”
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My reflections of a niece returning home to her birthplace and a family gathering.
Last week thirty-two extended family members celebrated the return to the UK of one of its loved relations. Babies, great grandparents, proud parents, brothers, and sisters shared the jubilation and joy of seeing someone they love who emigrated to Queensland ten years ago.
It was a poignant occasion.
A mother, grandmother, aunty, and sister-in-law - The importance of family
Image - Cousins at family renuion
Everybody enjoyed the occasion.
They cared for these distant relatives.
I think for many, it was a powerful and touching event.
Families are important.
After everyone left, I was left thinking, considering, and reviewing why people travelled hundreds and for some, tens of thousands of miles.
During the darkness that night, I think I had a personal revelation, an epiphany, and redemption about the influence and power of blood ties and families. I may have neglected this in my earlier life.
For some considerable time since urbanisation, the impact of work, careers, and jobs, lifestyle have disturbed and disrupted the concept of family.
Roles and responsibilities have become more fluid.
Yet, the nuclear family and through blood ties, the extended family still has significance.
Do you benefit from or support relations?
A grand/great grandmother and mother on family relations.
Quote by a Mother, Grandmother, Aunty, and Sister-in-Law:
"I think family is very important. It is like the social glue that binds everybody together. I think the relationship you have with the different generations very important, especially as you get older it helps you stay young and in contact with new and up to date things. And I think when we have large family gatherings, it's good to see everybody that's related to you."
Are blood ties, across families important?
A grandson and lost grandfather
Learning Resource Videos
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Enquiry based student tasks using multimedia learning resources encouraging the use of encyclopaedias, textbooks, dictionaries, specialist Internet sites, CD-ROMs and a range of learning and teaching styles.
Designed and Produced by Eddy Jackson.
PSHE RE Health Education Lesson Plan Learning Resources
Assembly and Circle Time - Free SMSC PSHE Lesson Plans and Scheme of Work
Assembly Concept and Theme: Me
Start with the learner’s immediate needs and the environment. Present, discuss and highlight the importance of the family, the home, friendship, care, love, warmth and kindness to others, personal likes and dislikes in food, clothes and events
To respond to visual/ auditory/ tactile stimuli by eye/movement or vocalisation.
To focus/eye point visual stimuli
To focus on the video, big book, adult, photographs.
Taste and Smell
To respond to tastes and smells by eye/movement or vocalisation.
To respond to tactile stimuli by eye/movement or vocalisation. To reach for tactile stimuli.
To mouth and explore by hand tactile stimuli.
To be able to join in songs and rhymes. To join in actions/ PCS symbols.
To listen and join in the activities. To follow instructions
To eye point/point or vocalise family members.
To be able to act out stories with puppets or role- play.
To be aware of ‘me’ through feelings, emotions and reactions to events with parents, friends, class mates, favourite toys.
To be able to point to and/ or name body parts.
Resources and Development
Use structured activities from the communications, literacy, topic, art, music & movement lessons to provide familiar and practise skills to develop a better understanding of themselves, their body, their actions and emotions.
Develop concept of ‘Me’: my family, my friends, and my class. Who I am? Where I live.
Present a selection of choices such as food, clothes, toys, etc. compile an inventory of likes and dislikes.
Progress the theme by using images, symbols and text of the above, sort into sets
Articulate a range of emotions: happiness, sadness, pain, feeling good, and likes/dislikes, through reading and role- playing stories.
The 360 video medium is dangerous. It allows viewers to make choices to control their own decisions where to gaze. You do not have to follow the storyteller's or director’s gaze. 360 video technology creates new opportunities and ways of interacting.
Presence – The Key Feature
A core principle for 360 videos creators is evoking emotional responses from the spirit of the space, its vibes, and energy. It is the prompting of new sensory insights and responses to the characters or landscape in the new 360 domain. These are not from viewing a traditional series of linear events.
Productions, stories, or features created in 360 VR need a fitting story aura to match the new possibilities of the medium.
Unlike the traditional linear photoshoots or film production recounting events, the mantra for 360, is about something illustrating new perspectives, different insights, and concepts from alternative storytelling viewpoints.
Agency To Create New Perspectives
Here the audience can construct their meaning and understanding through interacting with the 360 space. The task of the video maker or storyteller is to provide choice, opportunities, and the possibility of derivative sub-stories emerging.
What are the merits of 360 videos, VR, and AR?
By creating viewers with personal agency, producers are allowing other possibilities to emerge from the exploration of the story’s content. New frameworks are about structuring exploration of new experiences.
The deconstruction of the old storytelling formulae is the starting place. Experiences of the viewer’s presence come first with the story following their perceptions within the 360-degree video.
“It’s storytelling captured in a medium that can highlight or enhance aspects of a place, time, or event”.
VR video allows you to experience the space with a greater percentage of realism.
360-degree videos are about immersion, presence, and new perceptions. It can be manipulated allowing viewers to be active, gaining new insights, and creating their own stories.
Societies worldwide have established marriage institutions and strong family traditions. The exact scope and nature may vary depending upon the culture.
A feature is that people begin life and stay life members in some form of family.
The exact nature of the family and wedding may vary.
We may belong to a nuclear family or an extended family that includes grandchildren such as nieces, nephews, that come from additional relatives such as sisters, brothers of the wife or husband, or their parents.
A traditional feature of weddings are the invitations to not only close friends but also the extended family kinship relationships.
The social conditions reflecting a culture’s values regulate many aspects of life and marriage. Different societies have rules and precedents about who shall live together, who can marry who, how mates are selected, and the socialisation of children.
In the west, newlyweds establish their households away from their parents.
As a social institution enmeshed into the local community, there are factors that the family perform: providing positive emotional support, affection, and regulating behaviour.
The primary socialising factor for rearing children is the family’s key responsibility. From the early protection and care, infants and children may learn expectations of behaviour. Without this intimate structure, infants are at risk socially, mentally, and physically.
Educational, religious, political, and economic organisations support the process.
Weddings and the emergence of a well-adjusted family may deliver a nurturing, caring environment that benefits children.
The Bride Winchester Royal Hotel Wedding
Future jobs, occupations, and status may reflect your family’s position in the community.
Children from a wedding follow the political, religious, and legal status of their parents.