Glossary

Glossary defining key terms:

Critical Thinking: Critical thinking is the task of thinking and reflecting on a particular issue to form a response. It is a form of thinking that is based on a context, which allows underlying meanings to be discovered, therefore enhancing one’s knowledge on the subject at hand.

Permanent Revolution: The world and society are constantly changing and adapting to allow for change and progression within global issues and communication methods. (Mirzoeff 7).

Naming: A single or combination of words that represent and identify a particular person, object, or place. (Clarke 23).

Describing: To give a detailed account of a particular person, object, or place through words or speech. (Clarke 23).

Contextualising: To identify the context of a particular person, object, or place to situate it in a specific time and location. (Clarke 25).

Analysing: To examine or research a particular person, object, or place in order to discover its meaning and purpose. (Clarke 25).

Context: The facts which help to explain the origin of a particular idea, place, or object. Facts include questions such as why, who, when, where, and what?. (Ruszkiewicz 32).

Critical Response: The reaction or meaning a viewer receives when analysing a piece of work.

Anthropocene: Relates back to the time when humans actions started to have a significant impact on the environment.

Sustainability: The ability for something to continue forever.

Civilisation: The level at which people are living effectively and happily in a community.

Ideology: Ideology is the ideas and assumptions that are made about the way something happens or the way something is suppose to happen. Ideology occurs within all cultures and consists of values and beliefs that are shared. (Cartwright, Sturgeon, 23). In short terms, ideology is a method of thinking that is shared amongst individuals, groups, or cultures.

 

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