This is a practice-based/ experiential module, based on the reflexive engagement in some – ongoing or new – activity that includes the observation of, and/or communication with individuals – self or other – that are pursuing an activity that often reliably induces altered states of consciousness – mild or otherwise
And takes the form of an ethnographic or auto-ethnographic report, such as:
- using interviews
- journaling and commentary in relation published literature and research
The module could also be approached as a simple research project (e.g., case study, interviews, or survey) with participants engaged in an altered state of consciousness-inducing practice. Guidance, supervision, and, in some cases, introductions and directions towards appropriate organisations will be given by the course leader.
The module includes an introductory webinar, an initial and final forum, and ongoing online supervision of your project through emails and forum dialogue.
The final assessment consists of a 4000-word report and short online video presentation report in which creative expression is very much encouraged (e.g., student produced film, music, poetry, art, etc).