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RESEARCH: How 1980's trends continue to stay relevant: An analysis of the 80's

Discussion in 'US – Staffroom' started by amyboyd9762, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. amyboyd9762

    amyboyd9762 New commenter

    I am looking for an academic perspective answering 6 questions over email as part of my dissertation research! This will take about 20 minutes of your time. The topic is all about 80's nostalgia.
    Looking for an academic perspective on the differences between 1980's and the 21st century.
    the questions are as follows:
    1.) As a teacher, What significant events do you know of that happened in the 80’s? Do you feel the 80's era shaped modern society and changed mindsets for the better or worse?
    2.) Do you see any similarities between the 80’s and now? In Music, TV & Film & Lifestyle?
    3.) As a teacher, did you incorporate many elements of the 80’s era within tv/film/magazine as examples for students learning? How did the students typically respond to it?
    4.) Do you think the 80’s era will stay relevant in media forever?
    5.) Is there any 80’s influence you would say shaped you into who you are today?
    6.) As an academic what is your view on 80’s culture and the way in which it has paved the way for the 21st century? Do you see similarities between then and now?

    get in touch with me if you'd like to be part of the research here: amy3.boyd@northumbria.ac.uk

    thank you!
  2. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    1980s marked the period that saw the birth of off-the-shelf personal computing /laser printers and the demise of typing pools, typewriters and daisywheel printers. Maths teachers were conscripted to teach IT without much formal training and a lot of hardware was sold without any investment made in educationally appropriate software to support it.
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  3. amyboyd9762

    amyboyd9762 New commenter

    Interesting! Is it possible to arrange an email interview answering the above questions? It will be great to get your perspective!
  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I have to admit that I don't recall much from the 80s. Certainly cultural stuff. I was a young married man paying a mortgage and raising a family. I can';t think of one thing that I would want to have kept from the 80s. Now, on the other hand, the 70s. Used plenty from that era in my teaching.
  5. 50sman

    50sman Lead commenter

    Was 21 in 1980 and started pgce
    Message me if you want an input

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