560.015 (17S) The Culture of Choice
- LV-Titel englisch
- The Culture of Choice
- Kurs (prüfungsimmanente LV )
- 9 (20 max.)
This course is only for MORE students.
These are the dates:
03.04.2017 4 13:00 - 17:00
04.04.2017 5 10:00 - 16:00
05.04.2017 5 10:00 - 16:00
07.04.2017 5 10:00 - 16:00
Zeit und Ort
This course investigates into what makes us individual and provides a language to freely express that individuality.
The course is structured into three parts:
1 - We are all the same
There is a process of communication shared by all humans. We will look at this process and learn how we receive and process information and how that determines our beliefs and values. We learn and apply communication tools which allow us to talk to others as individuals and not as elements of a group. We want to show that there is a common ground that we all function from. And that there is a universal structure to how we think, feel and express ourselves.
2. We are all different:
We are citizensof the world and not a specific country. More and more so today and in the future.
We want to look at the individuality of each human and realize that it is not so much our cultural background that defines the difference of one another but the individual choices.
Our values and beliefs are shaped by our surroundings as we grow up, but we can, as soon as weare aware of them as constructions of the mind, choose which ones to keep and which ones to let go.
What makes usdifferent from one another? How can we remove labels that have been put on us and that we have put on others?
Where do we all meet, when judgements are put aside? If we look at our differences as qualities we can jointly use them and nurture our surroundings.
If we deconstruct “labels” we dissolve differences and rather than looking at groups we start looking at the individual elements those are composed of.
3. Freedom of Art
In a practical workshop setting we will explore how art can serve as a language where we canfreely express our individuality without restraints. Art provides a space offreedom where personal opinions andemotions are transformed into colour, shape and size, and expressed and shared.
Theory presentations, practical work, individual tutoring, group work, group discussions.
Students will produce an art object.
Aim of the course:
To give an experimental possibility for people to realise the main theoretical point of the course: we are all the same/we are all different.
To provide a language for self-expression.
To make participants aware of the responsibility inherent in their own choices.
Metaphors we live by - Lakoff, Johnson
Turtles all the way down - Grinder, DeLozier
The Learning Self - Mark Tennant
The language instinct: How the mind creates Language - Steven Pinker
Link auf weitere Informationenhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_psychology; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magical_Number_Seven,_Plus_or_Minus_Two
Participation in ALL the exercises.
Production of an art object in class.
(Art objects will not be graded)
Participation in the proposed exercises
Completion of some homework exercises
General involvement in the course material
Position im Curriculum
- Besonderer Studienbereich Besonderer Studienbereich Friedensstudien
(SKZ: 900, Version: 05S)
Fach: Kernbereich III - Aktuelles und vertiefendes aus Kernbereich I & I
Aktuelles und Vertiefendes aus Friedensforschung und Friedenspädagogik (
0.0h / 0.0 ECTS)
- 560.015 The Culture of Choice (2.0h KS / 4.0 ECTS)
- Aktuelles und Vertiefendes aus Friedensforschung und Friedenspädagogik ( 0.0h / 0.0 ECTS)
- Fach: Kernbereich III - Aktuelles und vertiefendes aus Kernbereich I & I (Freifach)