New Knowledge Discovered
Todays Classroom experience on Tuesday February 17, 2015 was indeed a shocking and relatable coversation to me. What we covered in class about “Phenomenology” – Study of lived experienced. I discovered from this discussion that Interviewing a person and following up with more questions, “getting into a person mind”. I have been doing with people I have barely met. I have interviewed friends of mine, but didn’t look at it as an interview. I looked at it has just listening and showing that I care to listen to them, the questions I have asked the people I met relate to the follow up questioning of what we covered in class today. In class we talked about focusing on the topic they were talking bout, asking questions that relate to what they were talking about, and focusing on the discrete moment, exact feelings or emotions. This was exactly what I was doing when I was listening and asking questions to these people I have met. While I was asking my questions I would asks questions to where they can trust me with their answers, and still feel safe.
When William Mangnum interviewed Gino, I had an internal mind flashback conversations with the people I talked with or “interviewed.” How Mangnum got deep inside Gino’s experience with his first kiss was incredible, Mangnum found away to bring out Gino’s emotional feelings, thoughts, and physical feelings about what had happened with Gino’s first kiss experience. Its like a mindful trick game, but being careful with the questions you ask, and not to go off topic. While I had this flashback of questions I asked the people I met, It seemed like I took a very similar process to get deep inside their minds to share with me how they felt, what they experienced, and theorized how it affected them at the moment and after the moment. This part takes it back to where Mangrum says,” We discovered a human experience, our past experiences or events, shapes out how we act, but we don’t think about it.”
What I experienced in class today was a reveal of my self knowledge that existed within me, but didn’t know their was a type of word for it like “Phenomenology” or a process of it, just like what we covered in class today.