What is discovery? This question really does not need to be very perplexing. It is a word. It is about finding things. That is as complicated as it needs to be. Here is a complete breakdown of the Area of Study Discovery concept. If you are unsure about any term search for definitions. Do not stop at just one, get a few and compare what they mean. The archaic versions are always helpful too as they will show you how the word has evolved over time. This is the root of understanding anything. To make your life a little bit easier, I have created a table of the words that are used in the Area of Study Discovery. Print this table out for whenever you ask the question “what is discovery”. A quick look will help you build up understanding about the words that are associated with the concept. The table can sit next to you while you are constructing an essay or creative writing piece and will assist you in relating your ideas back to the module.
When approaching your discovery essays and creative writing pieces make sure to use at least a few of these terms and synonyms that are related to them in order to ensure that you are linking your work to the rubrics. Consider the meaning of each word or phrase in this table. You have to understand what every single box means and have an idea about how each point relates to the notion of discovery as an overarching term in order to effectively approach this topic.
|Discovery for the first time||Rediscovering something lost||Rediscovering something that was concealed||Deliberate planning|
|New Values||Stimulate new ideas||Speculate about future possibilities||New understanding|
|Renewed perceptions||Personal context and values||Cultural context and values||Social context and values|
|Transformative||Individual||Society||Affirm beliefs and assumptions|
|Challenge beliefs and assumptions||People||Relationships||Places|