Consider the following pictures carefully then choose whether you associate each picture with good or bad news; a good or bad omen; or no association. Think about your answers as well as why you have made the particular choice.
(: I recommend using a separate activity template for each image. More flexibility for structuring the pages. --Mackiwg 05:41, 23 October 2012 (UTC))
Alternative for the accident riddle
Microblog activity for the accident riddle
Reworked example for labelling
|Consider the following example of labelling and then respond to the questions that follow:
|| I knew a man who had lost the use of both eyes. He was called a “blind man”. He could also be called an expert typist, a conscientious worker, a good student, a careful listener, a man who wanted a job. But he couldn’t get a job in the department store order room where employees sat and typed orders which came over the telephone. The personnel man was impatient to get the interview over. “But you’re a blind man,” he kept saying, and one could almost feel his silent assumption that somehow the incapacity in one aspect made the man incapable in every other. So blinded by the label was the interviewer that he could not be persuaded to look beyond it.
Jot down your thoughts to the following questions:
- Do you think that the outcome of the interview would have been different if the interviewer was aware of the obstacle of labelling?
- What is your opinion about labelling people?
Microblog activity for labelling reflection
|The following are some of the answers we received when we asked this question of different people:
- Person X: "I think it is stupid, although I have to admit it I also do it, but I think it is better to get to know a person before you make judgments."
- Person Y"Labelling people dehumanises them. However, sometimes this might be appropriate to do, (paedophiles, rapists, etc), but for the most part it is not."
- Person Z:"I think it’s wrong. But I don’t care if other people do it. I just don’t. I feel that puts me above everyone else in that way."
What do you think? Share your thoughts with fellow learners by posting on identi.ca, twitter or WEnotes and remember to include the #OERuCR2 tag, for example:
- I agree with Person ?? (insert X, Y or Z) because ..... #OERuCR2
- I agree with Y's answer because ..... #OERuCR2
- I disagree with Y's answer because .... #OERuCR2