+ Gay — Straight Alliance At CA Real Life Situation Established due to student use of derogatory terms by SBC As an SBC officer, we believe that such terms are being openly used in the CA community mainly amongst students in inconsiderate ways Hence, use of derogatory language hints towards disrespectful attitude Words such as “gay”, “faggot”, “homo” are potential words that can affect certain people’s emotions As open-minded students of the IB and CA, we should respect and compassionately impact our society (at the least)
+ Knowledge Issue language How does our use of affect emotion?
+ Significance of Real Life Situation Seeing how language filters what people believe & perceive Language affects emotion in two ways — Positive (+) How does our use of language positively affect emotion? Negative (-) How does our use of language negatively affect emotion?
+ Language Hinders Emotion (Negative Affect) Weakens Knowledge Claims “Language is a means of making sense of emotions”Weakens:Negatively connoted language affects emotion Sets antipathetic mood, motivation, and dispositionLanguage has several interpretations hence, different views =Potentiality of emotions being hinderedExample:
Language Promotes Emotion (Positive Effect) + Strengthens knowledge claims “Language is a means of making sense of emotions” Strengthens: •Motivates individual to feel a certain (positive) way •Motivates people to help others learn about other knowledge claims Example: “CA Compliments” Facebook Page
+ Related Knowledge Issue #1Weakens knowledge claim:VAGUENESSExample:
+ Related Knowledge Issue #2Strengthens knowledge claim:Nobody is being judged for who they areCompassionate, respectful knowledge communityExample:
+ Implications (in my real life situation)StrengthensKnowledge claim: implicationsWeakensknowledge claim:
+ Implications (beyond Real-Life Stituation)Language Literature Uncertain of message being conveyed Margaret Atwood’s Moral DisorderEthicsMoral Standards
+ Alternate Knowledge Perspective “How does our use of language affect emotion?” Literature Teacher
Importance of knowledge issue+ Concluding Thoughts Language is always used and determines relationship between different people and communities Understanding and respecting people is important, Misuse of derogatory terms may occur not but may be harmful. Increased awareness