Lesson 1 (from Part I, The Questions and Their Background, Chapter 1, Exploring the Infant's Subjective Experience: A Central Role for the Sense of Self)
This book is designed to look at the subjective world of the infant in order to better understand the development of humans. Today's objective is to talk about the idea of the subjective and whether this is a good way to look at infants or a reliable source of information.
1. Have each student define the idea of subjectivity.
2. In smaller groups, have students discuss whether it's possible in science and research to be completely objective.
3. As a class, have the students discuss the power of subjective research. What does this allow a person to know? What can this allow a person to learn? How can a study be made to be subjective? What are the problems with subjectivity?
4. Homework: Have each student write about a time when they were completely objective.
5. Homework: Have students write about a time when they were completely subjective.
6. Homework: Have...
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