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Extended Project on BSL


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Hello, my name is Alice :)

I am a first year sixth form student currently trying to figure out what to do my extended project on. Over the first lock-down I completed the British-sign.co.uk introductory course to BSL since learning a language, especially one that is fairly common but not as well known to hearing people, interest me as well as the fact that I think I would like to go into a healthcare profession so it would be a valuable skill and I really enjoyed the learning that I did.  

I'm writing this post to determine peoples opinions on whether it would be okay to do an artifact project on BSL (a physical thing/performance, likely a video) or whether I should just do a dissertation on it/something else. I question this because I am hearing and do not know anyone who uses BSL to communicate, obviously I would do my research like I would for any project, however this does mean that I want to gauge whether making a physical thing (likely a "teaching" tool) is okay when it would be something I learn/teach myself. Part of the extended project expectation is to learn/develop a skill which I believe I would be doing, it is just a case of whether people think it is okay to "teach" something that I would first have to learn/that I have no understanding of already. 

Apologies if this doesn't make any sense, I'm more than happy to reiterate for any details I may have missed or not communicated well enough. If the answer to this question is common knowledge sorry, I like to clarify things when I am unsure.

Thank you already to anyone who has taken the time to read this. 

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