Field of Knowledge
-To supply with social study analysis tools.
-To understand the role of research sources within social studies.
-To reflect on the different possibilities to present a final study report presentations.
-To create a critical spirit when constructing a thesis or a subject study.
-To explore new curatorial methods to present studies.
In this activity, each team have to create a case study or a research theme which must be closely related, enjoyable and has many elements in its surroundings in order to create a final report shaped in a documentary exhibition format.
When students use any kind of elements to help document their subject study, they understand that many of the key elements of a research are located close-by, elements such as an object, a photograph, a video, a text, a letter, a postcard, an advertisement are possible sources of information and therefore, can be analyse.
The first step is to select one of elements, which it would be picked by agreement, prioritising the ability to acquire as much information as possible in a short time. The themes can also extend to a personal level, every day issues or themes that can impact the class. (It is important for students to engage with the theme).
In the next step, every member of each group compile a piece of information according to the source they will explore: newspapers, books, classroom objects, cafeteria objects or objects found outdoors; their camera, instagram, a poster etc. With all these elements students will construct an archive installation to exhibit their case study.