Teacher: “Ok, teams, for your research, you’ll need to examine the issue through multiple perspectives. Mmm-kay?”
Student (during presentation of research): “When I did my research from the environmental perspective, I found that…”
In courses like AP Seminar or AICE Global Perspectives & Research, this is all too often the talk. And let me tell you the dog’s honest truth…during my first year as an AP Seminar teacher, I seriously thought this was right.
Problem is, ‘environment‘ isn’t a perspective. It’s a LENS. WithIN that lens you may have varying perspectives as to whether topic X is environmentally awesome or not, but the environment itself is NOT the point of view.
Sound like a mix-up you’re either teaching or allowing in your class right now? Don’t stress. It’s almost a rite of passage NOT to know what the difference between ‘lens’ and ‘perspective’ is during Year One. Hence the reason for this blog post…to pave a smoother for you than I had.
Annnnd it’s because I like you, really.
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