Aim of assessment
Analyse the meaning, language and messages of written text or images in its social context, (the media) that represents pregnancy, labour, birth, the postpartum period or breastfeeding and how it shapes and reflects reality.
Students are to source either ONE image or text that focuses on the social aspects of communication and the ways people use language to achieve a specific effect (e.g to build trust, to create doubt, to evoke emotion).
Materials that are suitable for discourse analysis include:
When you conduct your discourse analysis, focus on:
Approach to analysing the material Closely examine various elements of the material - such as words, sentences, paragraphs, and overall structure. Analyse the selected material for working and statements that reflect or relate to values, beliefs, practices, and ideologies (personal and political).