Discovery - HSC English


'Discovery' makes up the Area of Study for all Higher School Certificate students studying English in 2015 NSW, Australia
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Study of Discovery What texts have to say about discovery is of interest, but how they represent discovery is the true focus of study.
Types of Discovery discovering something new rediscovery self-discovery discovery of people discovery of places
5 key aspects of Discovery 1. The nature of discovery 2. How experience of and attitude towards discovery is influenced by context 3. The impact of discovery 4. How we can discover through a text 5. How discovery is represented in a text
Different objects of discovery • people • relationships • societies • places • events • ideas
The experience of and attitude towards discovery can be shaped by: • personal context (and values) • cultural context (and values) • historical context (and values) • social context (and values).
The impact of discovery • lead to new worlds and values • stimulate new ideas or speculation about future possibilities • offer new understandings and renewed perceptions of ourselves and others • transform the lives of individuals or society in general
Quote 1 "You can not discover new Oceans unless you have the courage to loose sight of the shore." Andre Gide
Quote 2 "The truth is, most of us discover were me are headed when we arrive." Bill Watterson
Quote 3 "I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly any where on earth. Then I ask myself the same question." Harun Yahya
Quote 4 "Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes." Marcel Proust
Quote 5 "I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking." Albert Einstein
Quote 6 "The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge." Daniel J. Boorstin
Quote 7 "A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind." Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Quote 8 "A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are portals of discovery." James Joyce
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