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What is Curiosity - What is Curiosity, why do babies differ in intelligence, personality and characteristics as they grow up. Some people become good citizens, and some grow up to be bad citizens who become dangerous to the community. Philosophers tried to find out and explain these questions that were observed in individuals. There are many developmentalists whom offered different theories to explain human development. Theories of development include, psychoanalytic, learning, cognitive, biological and evolutionary, and system theories (Boyd, 2009), and we are discussing Piaget’s cognitive theory below....   [tags: Psychology, Piaget] 1854 words
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Prohibition Cultivates Curiosity - A government has the duty of protecting the individual rights of its citizens by stating laws, which are actually a set of rules to ensure the harmonious and safe interaction of society. Based on determining the moral values of society, whether or not laws align with morality, they have everything to do with the personal sense each individual has of moral values, but there is a really important question we must consider; if our laws were based on “morality”-whose morality would we use. Religious people try to find the answer to moral right or wrong in several religious texts, but where do these scriptures come from....   [tags: Government, Individual Rights, Citizens, Law]
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The Victim of Victor Frankenstein's Persistent Curiosity - In Victor Frankenstein’s pursuit to discover “the cause of generation and life”, he creates something that becomes the victim of his self-absorption and irrational manner (Segal). Following some insight on the creation of life, scientist Victor Frankenstein decides to take science into his own hands and create a creature out of human cadavers. It is not until the creature comes to life that Victor ponders the perplexing appearance of the creature that is before him. As Victor looks upon the creature he has created, he wonders “Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence” (Shelley 138)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Analysis of Curiosity by Alastair Reid - The poem entitled “Curiosity” written by Alastair Reid is a symbolic poem that uses cats as a metaphor for humans. It relates felines to people in the sense of curiosity, and what could be considered actually living life to the fullest. Essentially, this work contradicts the popular phrase, “curiosity killed the cat” by placing it within a broader context. Instead of discouraging curiosity, Reid explains why people should embrace it. In the first stanza, the author argues that the cat may have died from curiosity, but that it may have been a chosen death....   [tags: essays research papers] 574 words
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Curiosity - Curiosity One characteristic of Jessica Donnally in the book, Don’t Scream, by Joan Lowery Nixon, is curiosity. Jess spends much of her time attempting to find out the details of other people’s lives, and it often gets her in trouble. The main characters in the book are Jessica Donnally, Lori Roberts, Mark Malik and Scott Alexandar. Jess is a normal sixteen-year-old girl with an unsatisfiable curiosity and a great compassion for kids. Lori is Jess’s best friend. Mark and Scott have both recently moved to Oakberry, Texas....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2030 words
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Main Aspects of Education: An Argument for Experience, Curiosity, and Commitment - Education is one of the most difficult matters in human life, because it involves the society as a whole and the individual. People have many different ways of learning, and often these methods fall into what are called, traditional and nontraditional educations. Traditional education is to attend classes at school where there are teachers and pupils. Nontraditional education may involve traveling, hands-on experiences, or reading. However, these two types of education are based upon five components of education: experience, curiosity, mentoring, communication, and commitment....   [tags: education]
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Lives of Girls and Women: Curiosity by Alice Munro - The process in which human beings advance through different stages in their life towards adulthood is highly hellacious. Moreover, it is very likely that one might encounter some difficulty in this progression. However, it is in human nature that we learn by failing at things, then mastering them by repeating them again and again. In the novel Lives of Girls and Women, Alice Munroe presents the life of Del Jordan in a very interesting way. The novel is divided into eight stages of Del’s life, where she experiences different scenarios which ultimately give her a better understanding of life....   [tags: del jordan, curious]
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Margaret Drabble's A Natural Curiosity - Running along the same lines as a daytime soap opera, Margaret Drabble’s A Natural Curiosity provides pertinent information about life in Northam, England, a small, quaint town just outside of London, during the mid to late 1900’s. Drabble narrates the novel in third person omniscient which allows her to venture into the minds of the diverse characters. Although there exists a black and white central conflict, all of the minor conflicts stem from Alix Bowen, the first, and most essential individual....   [tags: essays research papers] 481 words
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Personal Narrative- Curiosity and Me - Personal Narrative- Curiosity and Me How many people wonder about holes in the ceiling and cracks on the floor. When did they happen. What caused them. Or what about when you see a cigarette in the toilet and wonder who had the guts to smoke in the girl's bathroom that day and why they chose that brand of cigarette, or why they even smoke at all. And even if people do think about these things, why. For what purpose. I guess I do it out of boredom. But is boredom really an excuse. I mean, really, how bored can a person get....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1314 words
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Curiosity Killed a Friendship - How many people wonder about holes in the ceiling and cracks on the floor. When did they happen. What caused them. Or what about when you see a cigarette in someone’s hand and ask yourself how do they feel about smoking even though they know it’s dangerous. And even if people do think about these things, why. For what purpose. I guess I do it out of boredom. But is boredom really an excuse. I mean, really, how bored can a person get. I don't believe it is boredom after all, probably curiosity, which can build to all sorts of lengths, and I believe it most certainly starts there....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1154 words
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The Heroes Curiosity in She and The Sign of Four - The Heroes Curiosity in She and The Sign of Four The hero cannot progress without curiosity.  However, curiosity can turn into a dangerous obsession.  There are many good examples of this throughout Victorian literature.  Literary works such as She by H. Rider Haggard and The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, for example, reflect the curious mind at work using scientific exploration to achieve the goal of solving the mystery, but attempting to solve the mystery poses dangers to the protagonists that, at first, they are unaware of.  The curious mind, seeking discovery, eventually sees the dangers but does not turn back.  The mystery has become an obsession to the curious mind, and f...   [tags: she four] 1911 words
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Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop Charles Dickens 1841 novel The Old Curiosity Shop, entering its third century, mesmerizes readers with either heartfelt sentimentality to the plight of a homeless thirteen year-old girl, Nell Trent, and her aged Grandfather, as they wander the countryside of England, keeping one step ahead of their horrible dwarf nemesis, Daniel Quilp; or as a "crude sentimental" (Harris 137) journey down the path of individual weakness that lead to the death of them both....   [tags: Free Essays Online]
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Does Curiosity Cause Drug Use? - Good or bad, curiosity is woven into our DNA like tonsils or the opposable thumb. It's the fire under the feet of the human experience. Weil argues that people take drugs because they are means of satisfying an inner need for experiencing other forms of consciousness. He believes that the desire to alter consciousness periodically is an innate, normal drive equivalent to hunger or sexual drive. Are people born with a desire to change their levels of consciousness. No. Rather, they are born with a basic curiosity about the world around them....   [tags: Sociology] 568 words
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Human Nature in Gabriel Garcia Marque´s A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings - ... After the first decision has been made to not bludgeon the angel to death, Peyalo and Elisenda must decide once again what to do with the angel. The couple decides to “put the angel on a raft with fresh water and provisions for three days” (270), this decision almost seems like a ray of hope after some of the darker thoughts mentioned before. This decision forces the couple to inconvenience themselves for sake of the angel and to waste their own personal resources. At first glance sparing the angel such a small amount of sustenance may not seem like to much trouble but do not forget that this family has fallen on hard times already as it is....   [tags: Curiosity, Supernatural]
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Curiosity in Grendel by John Gardner and Beowulf and Grendel, by Sturla Gunnarsson - The book Grendel by John Gardner and the movie Beowulf and Grendel directed by Sturla Gunnarsson both portray the theme of curiosity. In both the book and the movie there are characters that have the trait of intellectual curiosity, and there are also those who lack this trait. In the book, Grendel’s personality contains this trait and Beowulf’s character does not, but in the movie Beowulf is the one with this trait, not Grendel. Grendel’s character in the book and Beowulf’s character in the movie both have an intellectual curiosity which seems to drive them to find out the truth....   [tags: Movie, Film]
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Analysis: Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro - Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning and also the basis of education. Curiosity had killed the cat indeed, however the cat died nobly. Lives of Girls and Women is a novel written by Nobel Prize Literature winner, Alice Munro. This novel is about a young girl, Del Jordan, who lives on Flats Road, Ontario. The novel is divided into eight chapters; and each chapter refers to a new, unique event in Del's life. As an overall analysis of the book reveals that Del Jordan's intriguing curiosity has helped her throughout her life, and enabled her to gain further knowledge The character is often seen in scenarios where her attention is captivated, and through the process of learning she acq...   [tags: curiosity, del jordan, benny]
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Effects of the Paranormal on the Community - An astonishing estimate of three out of four Americans believe in the paranormal. That’s approximately two hundred and thirty four billion out of three hundred and twelve billion Americans. The rising paranormal interest negatively affects a community. The economic influence of the paranormal can destroy a town and its reputation. In addition, the belief in the paranormal can leave a person mentally disturbed and cause learned helplessness. This, which affects the people, can hurt a community if a person affected by either is put into a position of power....   [tags: Superstition, Curiosity, Well Being]
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Odysseus Fighting with his Allies - For ten years the great Odysseus has been fighting alongside his allies in Troy, witnessing the horrors of war. Unfortunately, his journey home becomes an enduring trial filled with adversity and temptation and at times delivers sights worse than any battle scene. Odysseus, a war legend and wise man, must face monsters, muses, and gods who test him along the way and bear limitless catastrophes for him. Throughout his journey from Troy to Ithaka, Odysseus must struggle against the limitations of his human nature – specifically against pride, sensuality, and the temptation of curiosity....   [tags: odysseus, troy, curiosity] 616 words
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The Communication Impact of Staring - Staring involves an interesting conflict. It is an impulse giving us all the potential to be the starers as well as the starees and it is a natural response to our own curiosity bridging a communicative gap. Staring can be a very pleasurable experience as well as a demeaning experience depending on which side of the staring you are faced with. Similar to other bodily impulses, like eating or sex, staring and the way people stare is excessively regulated by the social world. The conflict with staring is between our urge to do it and the social constrains saying we shouldn’t that makes it such an important and intense provocative social exchange....   [tags: media, public appearence, curiosity]
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The Riddle of Life - ... That is why I want to be a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. The program challenges me to understand the mystery humans are and their place in this world and the BFS seminars require me to emerge deeply into a topic. “Introduction to Experimental Psychology”, for instance, teaches me how my brain functions. The riddle's solution is fairly simple, tough my approaches were intricate. Sometimes, however, riddles are more complex. The riddle of my life: Though I have had anything but a happy childhood, I am hesitant to leave it behind....   [tags: teacher, curiosity, education] 563 words
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The Pursue of Knowledge - The pursuit of knowledge improves our understanding of the events and environment around us as we refine our knowledge by interpreting the observations we made through our senses and emotions and making sense of these interpretations using our logic and reasoning. Humans observe or interpret things differently which result in new ideas formed or evolved from preceding theories; these ideas are knowledge gained. Such knowledge can be replaced due to changing human behavior as well as shifting societal values and perceptions....   [tags: science, human curiosity]
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Power Behind Knowledge - Knowledge is an important part of everyone's lives; the human nature to gain more over the years has been an evolutionary process that has shifted over time. Knowledge tends to lead a person in search of more information. Curiosity and thirst for knowledge is present within everyone and varies based on the urges of the individual; the user has the ultimate power for the use of the information. The information gained by an individual must be used with careful considerations of the consequences it holds....   [tags: information, curiosity, human nature]
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Montessori Eduacation Approach - Watching a small child discover how to operate his or her favorite plaything is awe inspiring. The look of wonder at the item as it's carefully chosen from amongst their belongings and studied ever so carefully for each and every nuance. How that little face lights up with each new discovery no matter how large or small. The sounds of delight an even dismay at an unwanted result are beautiful. Consider an educational system that would continue to utilize a child’s natural curiosity, unyielding ingenuity and thirst for knowledge....   [tags: children, curiosity, education, productivity]
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Science Since the 1920´s - ... Advances in scientific knowledge would be impossible without similar advances in technology.” – Ask.com. Science is important because its application is creative and enables creation. It explains mysteries and creates beautiful things to wonder at. Without the application of science, one would have not been able to read this... All of these factors are involved with science. That is why it is important to know where it had a big impact in history and how it has an impact on us today. Science has given us a better perspective on how the world around us can be easier with the help of technology....   [tags: Curiosity, Technology]
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Guided by Curiousity - Although sex, immorality, and the scandalous actions of women are major themes in The Arabian Nights, there is an underlying theme of curiosity throughout the story. In the foreword it is explained that the purpose of the book was to provide "excellent lessons" and "opportunity to learn the art of discourse" (Page 185). It also serves to "teach the reader to detect deception and to protect himself from it, as well as delight and divert him whenever he is burdened with the cares of life and the ills of this world" (Page 185)....   [tags: American Literature] 1047 words
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Taming The Curiousity - There is something most if not all boys have in common, being either a child or even an adult: an unexplainable fascination with guns. Some would argue that this fascination, along with access to real or toy guns, is in combination with lethal consequences. This belief is based on the unproven notion that children tend to mature with less of an appreciation for the lives of others. On the other hand, there are those who do not view the combination as an issue. These people do understand that there is an associated danger, but that is stems more from the pre installed mindstate of the wielder....   [tags: Gun, Gun Control, Lethal Consequences]
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The Function of Literary Criticism - Literary criticism is a hard study to grasp because of the numerous explanations that must make sense for the critic’s view to be comprehensible to readers. Understanding the role of the critic is vital. The critic is second most important aspect, next to the author and the work itself. In this course, we have read many critics, that all have valid points. The critic’s prospective is the second most important element of literary criticism, next to the author and the work itself. In this course, we have read many critics’ opinions who all have valid points....   [tags: Literary Criticism]
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Education Reform - Ideas swarm around us everyday. They run through our heads and at times they alter our thoughts, believes, and perception. The question is, what ideas, events, or words affect us so that we do the things we do and say the things we say. If we understand the causes and know the effects, we have yet to fully understand the “chain.” In essence, the real question is not “what” ideas, events, or words affected the person but rather “why” it affected them. To understand the why, we must first understand the initial cause and effect....   [tags: Education]
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Metamorphosis in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye - The transition from childhood to adulthood is not as clear cut as the physical traits would suggest. The female transition is no exception. Culture has a major role in deciding when the change occurs. Some mark a specific age as the point of passage while others are known to acknowledge physical changes. Regardless, cultures around the world understand that there is a distinct difference between the two. Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye tells a story in the perspective of a young black girl, Claudia, as well as the perspective of her as a woman....   [tags: Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye]
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The Value of Play - There are numerous theories of play and countless theorists, from Freud and Spencer to Piaget and Vygotsky, who have studied play in relation to what it is and what it does for the child. This essay will outline the definition and value of play and the importance of how it can foster the child’s learning in regards to these theorists who studied the effects in great detail. It will discuss the how the environments constructed by educators can impact play and the theories of learning relating to the quote “play and learning are inextricably woven together ...” Ebbeck and Waniganayake, 2010, p....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Farhenheit 451 Guy Montag - Guy Montag: The Burning Rebellion In class we read the book Fahrenheit 451. The main character Montag has several qualities that change his views and decisions throughout the book. In the beginning of the story Montag was very confirmative and just went along with everything the government and didn’t really question anything but by the end of the book he was completely different. He had changed his views completely. One reason that motivated Montag to change so drastically was his curiosity. This caused him to question things and that led to some of his other qualities such as his open-mindedness....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451] 1044 words
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A Comparison of Vistor Frankenstein and Henry Jekyll - A Comparison of Vistor Frankenstein and Henry Jekyll Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are two horrific tales of science gone terribly wrong. Shelley?s novel eloquently tells the story of a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who creates a living monster out of decomposed body parts, while Stevenson?s novel describes the account of one, Henry Jekyll, who creates a potion to bring out the pure evil side to himself. Although the two scientists differ in their initial response and action to their creations, there are strong similarities between their raging curiosity to surpass human limitation, as well as their lack of responsibility concerning thei...   [tags: Papers Compare Contrast Shelley Stevenson]
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Born for Cinema: The Complex Relationship Between Children and Moving Images - The relationship between childhood and cinema is a fascination which is very common. Childhood is a founding experience, and one which every adult has had. Its influence is evident in popular cinema, including animated and live action features concerning fantasy and fairy tales. These animated films are the first experiences most children have with the world of moving images. Due to their young age, children are more open to the existence of the supernatural. This makes them exemplary on screen heroes for films concerning magic and fantasy, as well as viewers for such films....   [tags: Film Industry]
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll wrote “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and a follow up novel “Through the Looking Glass”. Lewis was born on the 27th of January, 1832 under the name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He is most famous for his writing style of lyrical nonsense in his works. “In 1856 Carroll met Alice Liddell, the four-year-old daughter of the head of Christ Church. During the next few years Carroll often made up stories for Alice and her sisters. In July 1862, while on a picnic with the Liddell girls, Carroll recounted the adventures of a little girl who fell into a rabbit hole....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Literary Analysis]
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Stange Journeys and Gender Inequality in Pullman and Dangarembga - The journey into a new or strange environment in Northern Lights by Philip Pullman and Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga is an essential part of each plot. It is the physical journey of both Lyra and Tambu that allows them to gain knowledge, learn about the world through experience and grow as individuals. Both protagonists are female, and because of this we see the theme of gender inequality developed in each novel, most profoundly in Nervous Conditions. Education is restricted, for the most part, to males in both novels, Tambu being one exception and Lyra’s education being virtually non-existent....   [tags: Literature]
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The Literary Quest for Happiness - "Why does that which makes a man happy have to become the source of his misery" -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe "The Sorrows of Young Werther" Curiosities Backhand Curiosity; the desire to know. The human race continually fights a battle against the unknown. At times, man's conquest of the unknown leads to his downfall. In Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, the monster is left in painstaking solitude after the abandonment of his creator, Victor Frankenstein. He has no knowledge of the world around him....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1237 words
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The World is Flat -Chapters 7 & 8 - The Right Stuff Constant change and a flat, global competitive market landscape were described by Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, as triple convergence and was a result of the ten flatteners. Friedman also stated that in “Globalization 1.0, countries had to think globally. In Globalization 2.0, companies had to think globally to thrive, or at least survive. In Globalization 3.0, individuals have to think globally to thrive, or at least survive.” (Friedman, 2007) The concept of needing individuals to think globally and thrive in the market led Friedman to travel and report on various educational cultures across the world....   [tags: Education ]
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An Adventure in Paris by Guy De Maupassant - ​In the short story “An Adventure in Paris” by Guy De Maupassant an unnamed woman seeks for adventure, love, and excitement. An unnamed narrator starts to explain the inner nature and curiosity of a woman. The story transitions to the point of view of an unnamed lawyer’s wife which allows us to see her deepest desire to travel to Paris and be part of the lavishing life she has seen in the magazines. To escape her regular routine she makes a plan to go to Paris; however, her family members are only middle class and cannot help her fulfill her desire to live the life of a celebrity, fame, and fashion....   [tags: Short Story, Literary Analysis]
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Poetry Connection Analysis for Lord of the Flies - Many important minor themes can come to mind about William Golding's Lord of the Flies, such as hostility, youth, curiousness, innocence, emptiness, primitivity, and meanness. Though this may be true, there is only one major theme of this story: civilization vs. savagery. Throughout the book, these boys battle themselves (and each other) about whether they should act civilized or primitive. Stephen Dobyn’s Bleeder is about a boy who fights the demons within himself who want to harm the handicapped boy at the camp he is counseling at....   [tags: civilization, hostility, themes]
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Shark Infested Waters - The sun shines brightly on a crisp day in May, the boat bobs up and down, gently, on the waters off the coast Seal Island, South Africa (apexsharkdiving.com). The ocean’s gentle swaying does nothing to quail the nerves coursing through your veins. As you look over at the crew members making the last adjustments, you take deep breaths trying to calm the panic rising in you chest. “Ready?” says the Captain, clasping a hand on your shoulder and causing you to jump. Staring blankly at the frigid waters, you notice pointed fins cutting the water like knives....   [tags: Marine Life] 2746 words
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Technologies and Traditional Classroom Pedagogy - Problem Statement Only limited quantitative, pre-experimental studies are available on integrating wireless laptops into southeast Georgia’s rural public school curricular (Moore, 2009). The research problem in this study will focuses on some reasons teachers do not routinely use wireless laptops. Available technology remains an unused resource because many teachers feel that viewing intensely at their pedagogy and inquiring whether the existing curriculum is engaging enough to teach with wireless laptops effectively (Teo, 2009; Skevakis, 2010; Weston & Bain, 2010)....   [tags: Education, Teachers, Wireless Technology] 965 words
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The Evolution of Social Behavior - A defining feature of mankind is the ability to organize, and socialize with the immediate environment, which can either be the natural environment, social groups and organizations. While this feature largely relates to man’s propensity to make the best of most situations, such as living communally to offer greater protection to society members; it also relates to the innate nature of man’s curiosity. Yeats and Yeats (2007) observe that curiosity in man fuels the need to learn, and investigate, and can only be satisfied “....   [tags: Social Evolution]
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Technology in the Classroom - Problem Statement Only limited quantitative, pre-experimental studies are available on integrating wireless computing through the use of wireless laptops into rural public school curriculums (Moore, 2009). The research problem in this study will focuses on some reasons teachers do not widely use wireless laptops (Skevakis, 2010) in the institutional and learning setting effectively. Available technology remains an unused resource because many teachers feel that viewing intensely at their pedagogy and inquiring whether the existing curriculum is engaging enough to teach with wireless laptops effectively (Teo, 2009; Skevakis, 2010; Weston & Bain, 2010)....   [tags: Education, Computer and Technology] 2805 words
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Pornography and Sexual Fantasies - How do people satisfy curiosities. It used to be that people satisfied curiosities by asking other individuals about the topic, or even looking up the answer in a book. In today’s world, any curiosity can be entertained by performing a web search of the curiosity one has. This form of discovering something new is easy and fast. This method of accessing information sounds great, but what happens when an adolescent has a sexual curiosity. He or she will most likely type something sexually related into a search engine and very quickly encounter explicit content, which does more than just satisfy the individual’s sexual curiosity....   [tags: self-stimulation, ejaculation, sexual experience]
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Life on Mars...or Not - The Heavens. Once an object of superstition, awe and fear. Now a vast region for growing knowledge. The distance of Venus, the atmosphere of Mars, the size of Jupiter, and the speed of Mercury. All this and more we know. But their greatest mystery the heavens have kept a secret. What sort of life, if any, inhabits these other planets. Human life, like ours. Or life extremely lower in the scale. Or dangerously higher (). With this quote on the mind, the planet known as Mars or the Red Planet made a big divide in the scientific community....   [tags: astronomy, planets, outer space]
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Portrayal of Masculinity in Art - Portrayal of Masculinity in Art According to several versions of the Webster dictionaries, the word “masculinity” refers to the characteristics of being masculine, manly, male stereotypes, having or occurring in a stressed final syllable <masculine rhyme>, having the final chord occurring on a strong beat <masculine cadence>, of or forming the formal, active, or generative principle of the cosmos. The word “masculinity” overall reflects the stereotype of men being a strong force, in music chords or in general....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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"Genius" Defined - The word genius can be used to describe a person, an idea or an invention. As a person, a genius is one that stands out from a crowd and tackles the most difficult of problems in the simplest of ways. A genius is not only very clever, but instinct allows them to think outside the box. The term genius is often associated with names such as Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, JS Bach, William Blake, and Socrates. These are just a few of history’s greatest thinkers who helped shape society with their innovative ideas....   [tags: Intelligence]
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Teachers and Technology - Nature of the Study Teachers' overall attitudes towards technology play a vital role in adopting a set method in determining how to instruct with wireless laptops (Kervin & Mantei, 2010). Alternatively, the way teachers perceive technology will hypothesize a key determinant of the nature of this quantitative, pre-experimental study. In this study, the reason why teachers do not routinely and effectively use available technology such as wireless laptops in K–12 classrooms will be examined. To take full advantage of technology, while reducing possible drawbacks, requires matching the technology with the learning objectives (Lee, 2010)....   [tags: Education, Technology in the Classroom] 2361 words
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Fairy Tales and Defying Logic in Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" - What characterizes a children's story as a fairytale. Is it the knights in shining armor, the happy ending, or the assumed innocence of the characters and the audience. Authors have long used these factors to reach acclaimed notoriety in the children’s writing world. But when it comes to Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, these characteristics are non-existent. He reveals to us that a fairy tales can defy logic and expectations. The complexity of Carroll’s ingenuity writing Alice in Wonderland has been dubbed an aspect of literary disobedience....   [tags: Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland] 1657 words
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