Metacognition is the awareness and understanding of ones own thought processes it’s effectively the process of thinking about thinking.

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What do you think is happening here?

Some sort of party or special event is happening

What can you see that makes you think that?

The boys or young men are all dressed in three pieced type suits with their ties, groomed hair and pocket watches. It’s a staged photo they all gathered around for the photo usually for remembrance of the event.

What else can you see?

The location seems to be some sort of dinner in your average town. The main reason I think this is because of the lady in the background she’s as a waiter also the Coco-Cola sign against the wall tell me that they serve drinks which backs up the point of the location being a dinner.

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What do you think is happening here?

A hippy at a camp trip or gathering playing his guitar in a circle with others

What can you see that makes you think that?

He appears to be dressed in natural type clothing with head and wrist bands also vibrant strikers on the guitar itself.

What else can you see?

The place he’s located is very natural judging by the background with the trees and sunlight also he’s sitting on a log this backs up the camping theme thought.

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What do you think is happening here?

Someone has seen this vibrant car in the car park as it’s not something you see often

What can you see that makes you think that?

The shopping trolley being pushed on the left shows its most likely a supermarket car park in a modern 20th century era. The modern-day cars behind and to the right also suggest this is just a regular public day-to-day thing.

What else can you see?

I can see that the colours of the car are very vibrant with the peace symbol on the bonnet suggesting that the owner is most likely follows the hippie subculture and that they take pride by standing out maybe to convey a message to everyone.

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What do you think is happening here?

Music band taking a group photo while just hanging out down town

What can you see that makes you think that?

The four men are all dressed in a similar format which to me looks like the ‘rock’ style with their spiked hair, leather jackets, zipped styled jeans and chunky thick boots.

What else can you see?

They are located outside a demolition site maybe to make them look like they live in a rough beaten up area without no care in the world.

Visual Thinking Strategies Task for chosen Subculture: Steampunk

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What do you think is happening here?

Photo-shoot for a steampunk cosplay enthusiast

What can you see that makes you think that?

I know that its steampunk by the colouring and detail of the arm piece, goggles and top hat as it looks like its made out off old industrial metal. The reason I know its cosplay is because the steampunk subculture is a modern day style that has no practical use other than to show off creations.

What else can you see?

There is a good chance that the creator of this steampunk costume is the man featured wearing the piece as that is a common thing in cosplay.

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