Navigate to the discussion topic, and for your initial post, identify the two lenses that you plan to focus on for your presentation. Why did you choose them over the other two lenses you used to explore your topic? How has gaining an understanding of these two lenses changed your thinking or broadened your understanding of your chosen topic?
In your responses to two of your peers’ posts, discuss their choice of lenses and compare them to the two that you chose—how was their reasoning similar to or different from yours?
Be sure to credit any sources you use to support your answer, including articles posted in the course.
To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.
Jasmine Warburton posted Apr 9, 2020 5:55 PM
I have chosen to focus my presentation on the lenses of natural science, and humanities. It wasn’t an easy choice, but I felt like they have such significantly different perspectives that they would allow for the most beneficial growth of my knowledge regarding space exploration.
I hadn’t really concentrated any of my thinking on the humanity aspect of my project until filling out my KWL chart over the past couple weeks. In fact, I didn’t even see a correlation in the lens and my topic at all. Through the research I have put in over the past two weeks I have discovered it offers quite an impressive viewpoint to examine. I am very intrigued by the idea of space exploration being what could potentially put all our cultural differences aside and unite us as humans being just looking for a better understanding of how to prolong our existence within the universe.
Natural science was a lens I naturally gravitated toward. As a generally science-based person, I felt it would be the most productive lens for me to focus on. I like definitive knowledge, and while I realize there isn’t really any “definitive” answers regarding our universe, I do think I hold this lens in high regard on what I consider to be real. There is so much that has already been discovered within natural science, but with nearly each of those discoveries, a mass of new questions arises, and I love questions.
Best wishes that everyone is remaining healthy,
Cody Stewart posted Apr 9, 2020 5:12 PM
The two lenses I chose for my topic “space exploration” were history and natural science. I chose these two lenses because I prefer more analytical things to social science or humanities. I want to know more about how we can keep going forward in space and how we got to where we are. Natural science because I want to learn how far we’ve come and how far away we are from colonizing other worlds. History because I want to know more about why we decided to push into space when there were still places on Earth we haven’t fully explored. Looking through these two lenses I discovered a multitude of things I never would’ve thought were involved in space travel, and showed me that space travel involve a bunch of different experts in several varying fields. I had never before thought of looking at topics through all these different lenses and it has made me more perceptive in all aspects of my learning.