Current Perspectives Essays

  • Technology and Adult Learning: Current Perspectives

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    Technology and Adult Learning: Current Perspectives Throughout the 20th century, changes in technology have had social and economic ramifications. Although each successive wave of technological innovation has created changes to which adults have had to adjust, "what perhaps differentiates earlier technological changes from today’s is the current emphasis on educational applications" (Merriam and Brockett 1997, p. 113). The most pervasive of the technologies with educational applications are

  • Transformative Learning in Adulthood

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    (Taylor 1998). Although Mezirow is considered to be the major developer of transformative learning theory, other perspectives about transformative learning--influenced by the work of Robert Boyd--are emerging. Following a discussion of transformative learning as conceptualized by Mezirow, this Digest describes research and theory building by Robert Boyd and its influence on current perspectives of transformative learning. Some suggestions for fostering transformative learning conclude the Digest. Mezirow

  • Praise of Folly: A Current Perspective

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    Praise of Folly: A Current Perspective According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, satire is "a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn." When examining satire of the Renaissance, one has to wonder what a man like Erasmus of Rotterdam would think of today's world, politically and morally speaking. Would a man like Erasmus, who was so outspoken in his own time, be able to stand aside and let the folly flow freely? Where are the Erasmus' of our own time, and

  • Tuckman's Group Development Case Study

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    required from each perspective. Thus, once we began the research, everyone did a great job of keeping the group goal in mind by finding sources that could be used for every perspective. Additionally, each member kept their personal goals in mind and submitted the required research to our shared document at the agreed upon time. This was a perfect example of how we dealt with a group dialectic. Another dialectic arose when it came time to finalizing who would present each perspective. Some of the group

  • A Comparison Of All Quiet On The Western Front And Siddhartha

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    of love and admiration for the ferryman already, claiming he “‘admired’” his “‘calm strength and focus’”(107). Which is why siddhartha goes back to him when he needs help. The ferryman allows Siddhartha to see the river as a teacher, put human perspectives on the river and tells siddhartha to learn from it. This experience greatly shapes siddhartha’s understanding and beliefs, and ultimately is what lets him reach enlightenment. This positive experience was not short,or fast, it was an extensive

  • Perspectives on Dreaming

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    Perspectives on Dreaming "That you have but slumber'd here While these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme, No more yielding but a dream…." William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream Each night, visions inhabit our minds during sleep and vanish with the morning light. These visions, these dreams, are without substance. Often, the waking mind recalls dreams only vaguely, if at all. A complete, separate world seems to exist within each of us; a world that can only

  • The Power of Perspective

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    The Power of Perspective All I needed was a bow tie. Everything else was packed, and I was ready for the weekend, except that I needed a new bow tie. I assumed that some store on Boston’s posh Newbury St. would have one, and sure enough I found a store that sold tuxedos and wedding dresses. Upon entering the store, I noticed soothing classical music playing in the background as the few patrons meandered through the thoughtfully arranged display room. The sole operator of the store was busy

  • Spirituality And Mental Health: Current Perspectives, Debates And Movements

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    PHE 13-Mental Health Assignment Spirituality and Mental Health: Current Perspectives, Debates and Directions Submitted to Prof. Shankar Das SHSS Submitted by Smitha Maria Thomas M2013PHSE029 SHSS Introduction Spirituality People learn and seek in their lives through spiritual understanding. Spirituality and religion are different where religion is the institutionalized form of spirituality. Spiritual understanding of life results in understanding one’s own worth and value. Spirituality is

  • Perspectives on the Book of Job

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    non-existent chance of a divine finding in Job's favour, Buber stresses how human justice and divine justice diverge.  This difference is highlighted further by discussion of how Job is made to suffer hinnam, or gratuitously, from both God and Job's perspective.7 Rather than condem... ... middle of paper ... ...sterton, G. K..  "Introduction to The Book of Job."  The Hebrew Bible In Literary Criticism.  Ed. and Comp. Alex Preminger and Edward L. Greenstein.  New York: Ungar, 1986.  449-50. Frick

  • Zen Buddhist Perspectives on Modern Education

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    Zen Buddhist Perspectives on Modern Education ABSTRACT: Many articles and books on Buddhism have been published in recent years, but publications dealing with Buddhist educational views are rarely available. In this paper, I wish to expound on Zen Buddhist perspectives on modern education. The history of Buddhist education is long and complex. In early centuries (400 BCE- 800 CE), Buddhist monasteries in India and China functioned as educational centers where vinaya, sutras and other subjects

  • Perspectives on Fear

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    “At the University of California at Irvine, experiments in rats indicate that the brain’s hormonal reaction to fear can be inhibited, softening the formation of memories and the emotions they evoke” (Baard). Sometimes I have trouble sleeping. I lie in bed for hours while my mind churns through endless streams of fragmented thoughts and memories, bits of brain matter that I do not have time for in my waking life. I have tried the homeopathic remedies. I drink “calming” teas, take showers, and inhale

  • Analysis Of The Environmental Case

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    When it comes to environmental issues there are many value perspectives and different opinions on how the issues should be resolved. These perspectives that author Judith Lazyer describes her book “The Environmental Case” includes Promethean, conservationist, preservationist, and ecological perspectives. In our class we connected topics we learned in our Environmental Policy class to the books such as “Flight Behavior” and Ecotopia in our English Reality and Utopia class. A connection I found between

  • Analysis of La Perspective

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    since it was tailored to the aristocracy who were paying for these works of art. Fete galante creates a sense of intimacy not only with the figures in the paintings, but also with viewers seeing this painting. La Perspective exemplifies this sense of intimacy. The figures in La Perspective seem to be set in a personal garden or a public park. Off in the center background lies an architectural element. The building looks classical in design, in that the artists incorporated columns that flow upwards

  • Perspectives of the Characters in The Young Housewife

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    Perspectives of the Characters in The Young Housewife From the first stanza we decipher that there is a young housewife moving about her husbands house in negligee. Some important questions that come to my mind are: Is she alone?, and why is she moving? The answer to both of these questions we do not know. Is this young housewife dancing around the house in her negligee because her and her husband had a wonderfully romantic night, or is she merely shuffling along performing her wifely chores

  • Linear Perspective

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    The term linear perspective is more common in the vocabulary of artists. It is a method employed by artists to create an illusion of depth on a given flat surface. Drawings are usually two dimensional but employing this technique gives the specified art a three-dimensional feeling. Linear perspective helps the drawing gain a more realistic feeling. Aside from depth, linear perspective gives the drawing texture, gradient and relative size. This mode of art was invented by Filippo Brunelleschi, an

  • • What Are Some Ways In Which Linear Perspective Is Expressed In The Renaissance?

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    . What are the features of linear perspective? The linear perspective feature is a way in which three-dimensional area can be portrayed on a two-dimensional area. It is an optical illusion in which distant objects are drawn smaller to give the closer objects a life-like quality. There are two different ways in which linear perspectives can be drawn. The first is aerial perspective which effects the appearance of objects and shows the change of color in distant objects like mountains or buildings

  • Helper Reflection Essay

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    Reflection Essay The main experience I have has as a helper deal with children. I was originally a speech language pathologist major. I did clinical work with children to help them with communication and behavior disorders. I have also done volunteer work at various community centers working with children in after school programs. I worked at a church daycare for a short time as a Sunday school teacher and assistant. I have also been a part of several campus organizations that were service and leadership

  • indians By Jane Tompkins: How Bias Affect Ones Concept Of History

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    Concept of History Whenever you are in any educational situation, you are subject to perspectives and bias of the instructors. In an essay entitled "Indians," by Jane Tompkins, it discusses how different biases may reflect upon one's concept of history. It is imperative to realize that when learning, which generally involves someone's concept of history, we are consequently subject to that person's perspectives that may be a result of their upbringing. In the essay Tompkins regarding history, Tompkins

  • Perspectives of Emile Durkheim and Karl Marx

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    Perspectives of Emile Durkheim and Karl Marx The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were full of evolving social and economic ideas. These views of the social structure of urban society came about through the development of ideas taken from the past revolutions. As the Industrial Revolution progressed through out the world, so did the gap between the class structures. The development of a capitalist society was a very favorable goal for the upper class. By using advanced methods of production

  • Various Perspectives on War in Homer's Iliad

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    Various Perspectives on War in Homer's Iliad The Iliad is a story of rages of Achilles and the War of Troy. Thanks to the techniques of the author, Homer, The Iliad is very colorful, romantic, and it makes the readers imagine the ancient Greeks and their times of war. Homer is believed to be the author of epics other than the Iliad, although their authorship remains uncertain. Historian believes that Homer probably lived in the eighth century, B.C.1 (Discovering World History). However