I have always lived in the midst of the country, surrounded by flora and fauna with which i was taught to live in symbiosis. Shared between a dense forest and the Atlantic sea, two fantastic ecosystems hiding a wonderful biodiversity, I developped, like the other inhabitants, a philosophy of life apparently different from real urban people.
Actually, during a trip with my class, I had the opportunity to discover Paris for the first time. I was really shocked by the impassivity, the indifference, and sometimes the agression of the population toward the Others. We may live in the same country, nevertheless we may not come from the same "world". Our mentalities and behavior can be totaly antagonist.
Like Maurice Sashs said : "Concerning his species, human being is made only for hate and love. Indifference is due to our societies". Indeed, all the means to "facilitate urban life" promote acrimony, nervousness, self-confinement and make people narrow-minded. The subway, "the underground life", is the example of a useful and efficient means of transport but brutal and feared, where my friends and I have never seen so many stressed and oppressed people and crying children.
However, not only in France but everywhere else we can notice the same problem. Effectively, in a report about the Australian desert, I heard a teenage girl from the Outback say : "I have never been in a big city. It was the firt time that I saw so many people ; it was the first time that I felt so alone".
Moreover, the same happens in the United States too. A very interesting experience took place in the Washington subway. Indeed, a famous violonist, Stradivarius virtuoso, solicited by the most famous concert halls, Joshua Bell, played Bach and Schubert, after disguising his famous face. Violin case open before him, he begged the charity of passers. Nonetheless, almost none paid attention to him. People were irritated, anxious. They passed before him, disinterested and devoid of any...
How humans can affect the environment
Split into groups of 5. Pick 2 of the titles and research them. (use kerboodle books for information pages 264 – 283) Create questions (the number of marks is up to you) and create a mark scheme. You are going to teach each member of your group, your part of this topic and then test the rest of your groups understanding with the questions you create.
Print anything you need to teach the rest of your group. You may get questions from bitesize, AQA past papers or kerboodle to help you.
1. The effects of the population explosion
How and why has the human population risen without any consequences?
What would happen to other species if their populations grew?
What is the effect on resources?
How does this affect the environment?
How is waste managed? What are the potential problems with poor waste management?
2. Land and water pollution
How do humans pollute land?
What are the problems caused with land pollution?
How do humans (farmers) pollute the water?
What are the problems of polluting water?
3. Air pollution
How is acid rain formed?
What are the effects of acid rain?
How have humans tried to control acid rain?
What have we done in the UK to try and reduce acid rain?
4. Deforestation and peat...
...How the EnvironmentAffects Learning
David C. Nelson, PhD
Adult Learning Theory– EDU 500
How the EnvironmentAffects Learning
This paper will discuss how our environmentaffects learning. I will discuss how important the environment is in the early years of one’s life in early childhood development. I will also discuss how one’s interest in learning plays a vital role in learning. I will also discuss how active learning and development plays an integral role in those years between teenager and adult, as well as what influences that has on being successful in life. I will also examine the two learning environments, home and school, and how each are changing, as well as how these two environments will play significant roles as each student discovers what’s real and what’s not real and how each help the learning process. Lastly, I will consider how the learning environment is continuing to change and how the digital age will change the way we, as well as the effect it will have on our future students and how it will affect the path they choose to follow to achieve their hopes and dreams.
In the early years of...
...The human population is expected to double in the next 50 years, and the ever-growing global population needs vast amounts of food, energy and raw materials. We cannot continue to get our food, energy and raw materials in the way we do now without damaging the earth's environment beyond repair. Pollution, deforestation, over-fishing, the impact of intensive farming and above all global warming will see to that. We need to find ways of improving food productivity, and getting our energy and raw materials in more sustainable ways.
Sustainable development means development which meets the needs of today's population without harming the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In other words, growing enough food and sourcing our energy and raw material needs without doing irreversible damage to the environment. The table gives some examples of what this might mean in practice:
Forestry:A sustainable approach would mean cutting down fewer trees, and replanting new trees to replace those that are felled.
Fishing:A sustainable approach means enforcing strict quotas on how many of each species can be caught by each country in each year, so that fish stocks stay at viable levels - something the European Union is now trying to do.
Energy:Sustainability in energy means replacing non-renewable energy sources (fossil fuels) with renewable sources such as solar, water and wind generation.
Economic development:A sustainable...
...Unit 1 Review
Environmental Science is the study of how the natural world and how the environmentaffects humans (and vice versa)
- Interdisciplinary (natural v. social sciences)
- Experiments, data, etc.
Environmentalism is a social movement that tries to protect the natural world from
- Promoting change in behavior
- Can be radical
Natural resources are substances and energy source needed for survival
1. Renewable resources can be replinished
a. Sunlight, wind, timber, water, soil
2. Nonrenewable resources are unavailable after depletion
a. Oil, coal, natural gas
Ecosystem services arise from the normal functioning of natural services
- Regulating climate
- Purifying air and water
- Cycle nutrients
Agricultural Revolution is the shift around 10,000 years ago from a hunter-gatherer
lifestyle to an agricultural way of life in which people began to grow their own crops and
raise domesticated animals
Industrial Revolution is the shift in the mid 1700’s from rural life, animal powered
agriculture, and manufacturing by craftsman to an urban society powered by fossil fuels
such as coal and crude oil
Ecological footprint is the cumulative amount of land and water required to provide the
raw materials a person or population consumes and to dispose or recycle the waste that is
Sustainability is a guiding principle of environmental science that requires us to live in
...How the EnvironmentAffects Students’ Learning
By: Jessica Robinson
REED 504: Processes and Acquisition of Reading Skills
Recently there has been more thought put into how vital a students’ environment is as it relates to their academic success. Both community environment and physical learning environment in schools have a great deal of influence onhow the students learn, handle certain situations, perceive things, and overall just how their brain processes things. If either environment is lacking or overly induced with certain factors it could be detrimental to a child’s academic growth. As educators we need to ensure that we are aware of the issues that can occur from environments that are not stable and take them into consideration when dealing with our students and their academics. Once we are aware we need to do all that we can do to ensure that the time spent in school is fit for learning. With consideration also comes understanding. Outside environments can take a toll on a child, and we need to be sympathetic to that when dealing with students experiencing a tough environment. In this paper I will be discussing the affects of the physical environment for learning (the school/classroom) as well as the outside...
...take months to receive a message, to being a world where it takes microseconds. Within most industries, technology is a very important factor to succeed. Especially in certain industries, like energy, transport and financial services, technological innovations have been vital to make those industries develop into what they are today. Companies are always struggling to acquire better technology, so that they in a more efficient way can produce their products or carry out their services. It is therefore important for companies to keep an eye on new technological innovations. The technological elements of the external environment are a part of the LoNGPEST analysis, which is being used to scan a firms environment, so it in a best possible way can adopt to it. In this essay, I will attempt to explain how technology has been a vital reason for the globalization, and how it has made the world more efficient.
There is no doubt that the development of information and communications technology is one of the causes for globalization. The table below shows the reduction in communicating and travelling prices.
According to the table, the price of a 3 minutes phone call have been reduced by 98,6%. The reduction in air transport costs per mile is 74%. There is no doubt that such reductions encourage companies to expand geographically. In addition, the rapid growth of the internet has made it possible to share information with...
... * How Education AffectsYour Career
Education is the key to unlock your career potential. Many people are going back to school to continue their education. No matter what your career, more education will help you. You can increase your self-confidence, impress your employer, and earn more money.
Imagine how confident you will feel, having earned your degree. It is hard work going to school, studying, doing homework, and taking tests. It is even harder doing it while employed. But like all things, the more work you do, the greater the rewards.
You will feel the excitement of learning new things daily. You will be challenged. You will expand your understanding and thought process. Many skills needed for the workplace are enhanced through college. Your communication skills, analytical skills, problem-solving skills, and reasoning skills will grow. The skills you learn there will help you in any career.
Going back to school shows your employers your drive for success. It shows commitment to your career. Investing time and money into your education tells your boss you are passionate about developing your skills. You will be viewed as a valuable asset to the company.
Advancing your career sometimes means switching...
...process. Assessments and evaluations are excellent learning process for providing feedback and for helping students to be self-directed. Both are important in the learning environment.
A combination of both tools will help to make more manageable and self-directed for the student. Assessment and evaluation is used by teachers and can help students to build some learning skills. Assessment and evaluation are processes into education, because they are a kind of help for students and teachers, too. Moreover they are such a tool to teachers because they help to measure the knowledge from the students, which is very important.
Assessment and Evaluation are two different words, but at the same time, they are very close. And as they are different, there are a number of definitions for these words that are very useful in education. We are going to show what the differences are between these important words.
Also, they are called processes into education, because they are a kind of help for students and teachers, too. Moreover they are such a tool to teachers because they help to measure the knowledge from the students, which is very important. Because that way, teachers can know what students need in order to improve the learning process. But, let’s think how can assessment and evaluation policies work together more effectively to improve student outcomes in primary and secondary schools?...