k 1 – Discussion 1
For this discussion, you are not required to make an initial post. However, if you see there are few initial posts, you are encouraged to begin a discussion thread. You must post to this discussion on at least four separate days of the week and your posts must total at least 600 words. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
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Read/view Platos Allegory of the Cave, the Stephen Brookfield Critical Thinking video, and This is Water by David Foster Wallace video. Ask yourself, Is there a difference between my perception of reality and reality itself? Respond to this question while considering the following:
What preconceptions do I have in my life that might distort my vision of reality (i.e., create cognitive biases)? To help guide your thinking, consider how Dr. Stephen Brookfields preconceptions distorted his vision of reality in theStephen Brookfield Critical Thinking video or think about the situation of the prisoners in the cave or Wallaces analysis of the supermarket.What are steps I can take to overcome my distorted vision so that I might learn to understand more about the world?Who has enhanced my knowledge of reality? Who has manipulated my mind in relation to reality? How can I break free from the bonds of those who seek to manipulate me?You must post to this discussion on at least four separate days of the week and your posts must total at least 600 words as you address the questions noted above. Your first post must be completed by Day 3 (Thursday) and the remainder of your posts must be completed by Day 7 (Monday). You must answer all aspects of the prompt at some point during the week. Also, be sure to reply to your classmates and instructor. Try to attempt to take the conversation further by examining their claims or arguments in more depth or responding to the posts that they make to you. Keep the discussion on target and try to analyze things in as much detail as you can. Guided Response: Review you