Education is the key.
I remember always hearing that, but I never quite thought it was a finished idea. I always thought that by simply knowing something that it meant that you simply knew it, nothing more. We like to think that being knowledgeable on a given topic is enough, but without the synthesis or processing, without critical or objective thinking, it’s nothing more than information, words on a page with little value or meaning. It’s like reading a book and accepting that one perspective as gospel truth regardless of its source or credibility. Its only when you start to look at the idea in its entirety, scrutinize these ideas and subject them to testing do you gain some actual insight and perspective. Do this a few times, and you begin to understand the idea that it’s not what the author thinks that’s important, but what YOU think of what the author has to say that’s important. Thomas Jefferson, when speaking about the idea of informed citizenry, was close- just like the first sentence, but not quite there. I think the complete that Education is the Key to possibility, but more importantly, responsibility. Higher education only mixed with the responsibility to maintain awareness of the political arena and applied critical thinking to proposed topics is what will make the difference.
The first fact that we need to examine is where do we get our interest in politics. From the time we are small, our parents influenced our political ideology. My parents never talked about it, and we never EVER talked about it with family- it was considered rude. My first taste of it was a watered down civics class in Jr. High where we talked about the legal differences between an amendment and a right, but nothing too deep. It was later when I learned that it was this way because too many parents didn’t want certain topics to come up for various reasons, mainly religions. The point is that if encourage the idea that Civics and politics are good and...
...Pop Culture Ethics: With GreatPower Comes…Great Responsibility?
Clement A Barnes III
Comic books are a staple of American culture, a long standing series of colorful glimpses into the human imagination. For nearly a century, artists, writers, and the like have documented a universe of vibrant heroes, dastardly villains, futuristic technology, and moral dilemmas. The truth is, comic books are a pastel pastiche of philosophical and ethical debate. They are pulpy pages of philosophical postulations. They are creative classical conundrums, calibrated collectively in order to question culture. Comic books are artful studies into the very nature of good and evil, and of right and wrong. In short, comic books are the modern equivalent of the ancient myths found in Rome or Greece, and as such it can be said that Lee, Kirby, Moore, Miller, Johns and their ilk are the modern day successors to Aristotle, Socrates, Homer, Kant, and the rest; great philosophers and ethicists whose artful questions and colorful ethical passion plays give context, life, and a platform for debate. This is the premise behind the collection of essays found in both Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth Justice and The Socratic Way and Supervillains and Philosophy: Sometimes, Evil Is Its Own Reward.
“With greatpower comes great responsibility” (Stan Lee/ Uncle Ben). This is a famous quote...
...Education is Key
Dear New Review;
I am writing on behalf of the adolescent girls growing up in South Douglas County, OR. Beauty in our community is found in the rolling mountains, clear flowing rivers, and endless Douglas fir trees. The small rural population is comprised of hard workers and children who play in the seemingly endless summer and grow up to fill the shoes of their parents. During these wonder years, all children go through puberty. The adolescent years (10-15) are a time of intense emotional and physical change, especially for girls.
Girls across the nation face specific challenges during these years. Their brains are growing in specific areas, at different rates that trigger the secretion of hormones. This great change in hormone levels changes them. Daughters often exhibit behaviors that can appear alien like in nature and can create a large divide between the young girl and her parent(s). What we as parents need to know is that puberty is a time for change in order to prepare our daughters for the challenges of adulthood. There is a perfectly logical explanation for those days when your daughter wants her independence, more privacy, argumentativeness, experimentation, and her over-judgment of others. Michael Gurian, the author of “The Wonder of Girls.” Has studied the nature of girls for many years and has concluded that puberty is perhaps the most frightening episode of life a girl experiences. Girls in...
What really needs to be accomplished when attending college? I currently am attending Santa Barbara City College and I believe the reason why I am going to school is for one sole purpose, which is to figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life, and to be successful at what ever I choose to do. So what is success is it just cheating off someone’s paper and getting an A and ultimately cheating your way through school, or is it putting hours upon hours for studying and when it is test time knowing every single answer. Now that is success. In the article “ learning the key of life” Jon Spayde argues that “ the whole world’s a classroom, and to really make it one, the first thing is to believe it is” (par.16). What Spayde means is that something is learned every day even if it is the smallest thing from tying your shoes to learning how to write a six-page essay in MLA format? College is not about just sliding through with ease it is about finding ones purpose in life, and how they can affect the future in a positive way.
There are awesome students in this world who give there all to become successful, who study every night and who do their homework on a consistent basis. Then there are those who cheat there way through school and don’t learn the necessary work needed to pass their classes. A cheater would be lucky to get away with it through their school lives and if...
...Education As The Key To Our Problems
We have progressed economically and technologically but on the human front there is a lot of suffering the exists in our societies .the root cause of these problems are lack of self fulfilment of man . There is an urgent need in our society to bring about a change .the pace of our lives is increasing due to all the technological developments that are taking place . It is becoming difficult to keep pace with it on the emotional front . People have no time . Social media has played an very important role in bringing people closer but the human aspect of physical interaction has become minimal .
These days both parents are working and the is very little time to bring up children . Children are our future . How can we bring up fulfilled and well balanced adults in this environment is the vital question.
It is important to educate adults (parents) that giving the right environment to a child even before it is born is important . The age of a child from 0 to 6 years are the most crucial years . It is important to focus our attention on children and their growth if we need a healthy society . It is our duty to focus on the child as adults come into being from children .we need to educate our young in order to develop a new generation of fulfilled and well balanced adults .
It has to be realised the the child is not an empty vessel . All children are born with an in built potential that has to be nurtured, ...
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Science 1 in the Early Years
Assessment: Item 1- Views of teaching and promoting science of young learners
The pedagogy of play can be hard to understand and part of the reason for this is it’s so difficult to explain how children learn by play because play isn’t simply; it is complex. Each child begins their early childhood education with a set of skills and prior knowledge that is influenced by their family, culture and past experiences (Fellows &Oakley, 2010). The past knowledge should become the foundation for developing an understanding of scientific concepts (Duschl, Schweingruber & Shouse, 2007). Children are naturally inquisitive, creative and aware of the world around them (Campbell & Jobling, 2012). Play is an important development tool and an effective way to teach children scientific concepts while using their prior knowledge (Preston, Mules, Baker & Frost, 2007). Learning science through play shows children that science is useful and enjoyable and is a significant aspect of the real world (Bulunuz, 2013). This essay will review teaching science through play, theorists who support play and the way in which the Australian curriculum and EYLF support play pedagogy.
Science and Play
Play pedagogy is a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. Research shows...
February 13, 2014
With greatpower comes great Responsibility
A hero is usually recognized as someone with great courage. Batman and Hulk choose to risk and sacrifice their lives for the greater good of humankind. Extraordinary acts of physical strength and courage, such as saving a stranger from a burning house or standing up to an armed criminal, are ways to show heroism. Although Batman Returns and The Incredible Hulk both examine the theme of heroism, the former does a better job of explaining social responsibility.
The Incredible Hulk begins with Bruce Banner receiving treatment to keep the power of the Hulk inside him, with his longtime friend Betty Ross overlooking the experiment. For reasons unknown the experiment goes wrong and Banner transforms into the hulk he wishes to contain, a fight among scientists and a few guards foreseeing the event quickly flickers, ending with destruction of the lab and the Hulk, emerging as the victor of this. He soon notices Ross’ lifeless body thus forcing the Hulk to flee the destruction he didn’t mean to create. Time passes and Banner visits the hospital in which Ross is in, and finds her unconscious with several injuries. He soon sends word to an anonymous person named Mr. Blue that he received a plant; Mr. Blue Believes will cure Banner from the Hulk inside of him. But this attempt ends in ruin, with Mr. Blue...
...does not require us to take on problems we can't fix. I wouldn't be expected to dive in a pool to save a drowning man if I don't know how to swim -- though I certainly could be expected to do something else within my capability, like calling for help,” 22- (Downloaded 11/11/2011 from the World Wide Web at http://inc.com/leadership-blog/2008/06/ethics_can_be_taught_1.html).
NP23- We have all heard how hard work begat promotions, raises, power, etc., but what if this is not the case and rather the harder we work the less return on our investment. 24- Here is a situation where Cynthia has every reason to keep quiet, execute precise moral muteness and not pursue the issue. 25- Knowing all too well that “corporations discourage the expression of moral or political qualms,” 26- (Donaldson, Werhane, & Van Zandt, 2008, p. 324). 27- As stated in the text Ethical Issues in Business, A Philosophical Approach 8th edition (p. 337-339), the three causes of moral muteness are; 1) threat to harmony, 2) threat to efficiency and 3) threat to image of power and effectiveness. 28- Any one of these three causes is enough to make many people keep quiet and not push for justice. 29- However, at the same time she carries a moral and ethical burden inside that pushes her to see this to correction. 30- Much like the Protestant Ethic on page 318 of the text, Ethical Issues in Business, A Philosophical Approach 8th edition Cynthia could easily believe the God...
...Education is considered as the cheapest defence of a nation. But the down trodden condition of education in Pakistan bears an ample testimony of the fact that it is unable to defend its own sector. Though 62 years have been passed and 23 policies and action plans have been introduced yet the educational sector is waiting for an arrival of a saviour.The government of Pervaiz Musharraf invested heavily in education sector and that era saw a visible positive educational change in Pakistani society. Now a days, the economic situation in Pakistan is under stress and education is the worse effected sector in Pakistan. The Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan says,
“The state of Pakistan shall remove illiteracy and provide free and compulsory secondary education within minimum possible period.”
"Education is the key to success"What is the definition of success? Some define success as the acquisition of wealth: to some others, it is the accomplishment of the goal aimed at. And how does education becomes the key to success? In today`s modern and competitive society, it is undeniable that we must equip ourselves with plenty of knowledge and skills in order to shine and to be successful in life. Many opine that the aforementioned aspects are mostly obtained through learning in academic institutions. I do agree with the opinion that...