EMP - Content Phase

  • Posted on: 30 January 2020
  • By: richardpitts
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Why on earth are you looking at a course called EMP?

Good move, though - it's a cool course. EMP usually stands for ElectroMagnetic Pulse (like an electric bomb which will make all of your precious devices unusable), but in this course, it stands for English, Media and Psychology.

We'll be covering a few written texts, short stories, documentaries and films to give an overall CONTEXT for our learning in the first block. That context for 1.1 will be 'Death'. We'll be covering some pretty morbid and confronting stuff here, but also some pretty fascinating things too.

After 1.1, students still in the course will negotiate their own assessment to complete in the latter part of 1.2 - from a range of English, Media and Psychology standards on offer, at whatever NCEA level they're operating within.

Students will be encouraged to participate actively in the class by engaging in discussion. They are expected to, at the bare minimum, listen to their classmates and stay off devices unless asked to use them. The Google Classroom code for this course is tu2iyqv.