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The Inquiry Model - When giving our presentation on the Inquiry Model to the class, our objectives were to define what the inquiry model is, inform the class about the importance of inquiry, identify the outcomes of inquiry, explain how it differs from other approaches, and explain the benefits. We felt like going over these aspects would give the class a clearer and better understanding of the topic. Our opening statement was giving the class a clear-cut definition of what the Inquiry Model means. It contains many different things in the definition....   [tags: Inquiry-based Learning]
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Science Inquiry Skills and Education - The stages of scientific enquiry have been developed and refined over time, to add consistency of approach and structure to systematic investigation. These processes; stimulus, curiosity, enquiry, initial investigation/observation, initial perception, initial hypothesis, experimentation, observation and recording, drawing conclusions, evaluation of initial hypothesis, formation of new hypothesis and re-experimentation, are perceived as a sequential flow of enquiry. However, in reality they are less well defined, due to sub-sequences and adaptations necessary to accommodate changing requirements....   [tags: science inquiry skills, education] 1494 words
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The Inquiry Approach to Learning - Inquiry is an interactive way of learning. Students are actively engaged in their studies. Inquiry involves student-centered activities focusing on questioning, exploring, and posing explanations. The goal of inquiry is to introduce a new way of learning where students can learn about the world around them through active engagement in real-life examples. Inquiry based learning can be incorporated into all academic subjects throughout the curriculum. Science could possibly be the most effective subject to incorporate inquiry....   [tags: Education, teaching, learning styles]
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Inquiry Based Discussion Strategies - Discussions in the elementary science classroom are crucial to understanding scientific concepts. Unfortunately, the term discussions may lead us to imagine the whole group reading, followed by questions generated by the teacher, students restating what was previously read, and finally the teacher evaluating the students’ statements for correctness. This method of discussion is commonly known as initiation-response-feedback or IRF (Willington, 2011). This unfortunate scenario can be replaced by a more meaningful exchange known as inquiry based discussions....   [tags: education, teaching science]
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Inquiry Project: Classroom Community - We can all agree, educators and future educators alike, that teaching students is so much more than just presenting information to them. There is more to learning than only speaking. We’ve all had those teachers who were brilliant in their subject area, but not brilliant in making the students know the information. These are not true teachers; they are only smart. They teach in one way only, and doesn’t believe in individualized instruction, even though we all know that “low-income students and students of color tend to feel less “connected” to their schools than affluent and Anglo students, and that older students feel less connected than younger ones” (Schaps)....   [tags: Technology Tools, Team Learning]
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Scientific Inquiry - Scientific inquiry is a process of critical thinking and asking questions that helps determine factual information that has been tested and proved or disproved instead of relying on assumptions and intuition. Scientific inquiry is important in psychology, as it is in all fields of science, allowing us to examine assumptions, assess outcomes, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence, and put ideas to the test. This scientific approach guards us against hindsight bias, believing after learning an outcome that we would have foreseen it, known also as the knew-it-all-along phenomenon....   [tags: Critical Thinking ] 1284 words
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Inquiry Based Learning using Technology and Socio-Scientific Inquiry - Science teachers have placed a high value on “scientific” thinking in their classes for quite some time. Unfortunately in the not to recent past that meant cook book labs, scripted lessons and taught students a prescribed way to do the scientific method. This left little room for free thought, questions and independence on the part of the student. The American Association for the Advancement of Science reports that, science educators have worked to infuse scientific inquiry into the K–12 curriculum (1990)....   [tags: Technology ]
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Professional Resource Inquiry - Professional Resources Inquiry I have always felt that the simple action of human touch is an underrated aspect of our lives. Only now, with the advances in neuroscience, we are finally able to prove the science behind why touch is so important in our lives. For the purposes of this paper, I will be focusing on the benefits of touch for infants and small children. I think that a lot of people don’t realize how important it is to have touch in our lives. I have always been interested in the ways the simplest of human contact like a hand on a shoulder or a hug can change people’s lives for the better....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Geographical Inquiry: Cyclones - Geographical Inquiry – Cyclones Question 1 There have been 32 typhoons in the last 50 years within the Philippine’s, however I will only be focusing my report on three main typhoons. These are typhoon Haiyan, 2013, typhoon Angela, 1989 and typhoon Bopha, 2012. Each one of these typhoons destroyed and devastated many people within the Philippines. Tropical cyclones usually account for at least 30 percent of the annual rainfall within the Philippines. On November 8, 2013 a powerful tropical cyclone known as typhoon Haiyan or typhoon Yolanda devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines....   [tags: philippines, typhoons]
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Tribunals of Inquiry in Northern Ireland - Introduction Many countries have faced situations in which their citizens demand accountability for injustices or atrocities committed by their own domestic governments, which are in violation of their human rights. The manner in which varying nations have provided for and acknowledged these facts, on their various public platforms, have been both controversial and diverse. These problems tend not to fade into obscurity if left unaddressed. History has dictated that struggle for truth has been adopted by subsequent generations, who demand responsibility from their own government in power as, in many cases, the events will have occurred at the hands of a preceding government....   [tags: essays research papers] 3033 words
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The Effectiveness of Inquiry-Based Techniques in Place of Explicit Instruction - The Effectiveness of Inquiry-Based Techniques in Place of Explicit Instruction What happens when inquiry-based techniques are used in place of explicit instruction when teaching science. A Framework for K-12 Science Education (2012) states that “from its inception, one of the principal goals of science education has been to cultivate students’ scientific habits of mind, develop their capability to engage in scientific inquiry, and teach them to reason in a scientific context” (p. 41). Most states have many standards and units for each grade level that contain both science content areas and inquiry based skills....   [tags: education, teaching science]
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Student Achievement Using Inquiry-based Instruction - There is a great deal of contradicting literature pertaining to what approach to use in a science classroom: inquiry-based or direct instruction. Inquiry-based instruction and direct instruction both have their advantages and disadvantages at every age and every intellectual level. This chapter will review the literature of scholars who have researched and provided evidence that either inquiry-based or direct instruction is more effective in developing conceptual comprehension in science classes....   [tags: traditional students, science classroom]
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Using Scientific Inquiry Model in High School Biology - Rationale In classrooms today, educators are constantly seeking and implementing engaging lessons that will increase student knowledge and skills. The intent of the activities is to help students become independent learners and use process thinking skills. Students seem to learn best by actually directing their own learning and doing, rather than being led from step to step by the teacher. In science, it is especially important that students learn by inquiry and use more of a hands-on approach to learning scientific concepts....   [tags: Education]
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Synthetic Model of Bioethical Inquiry - Bioethics and the Synthetic Model of Bioethical Inquiry ABSTRACT: Bioethics, viewed as both a form of reflective practice and a developing discipline, is concerned with the moral aspects of health care practice and research. With its steady maturation in the domain of moral discourse, bioethics has presided over a number of questions about the nature of human illness and how problems imposed by illness can be understood in an age marked not only by progress, but also by the concomitant fear that such progress will outstrip our humanity and our dignity as persons....   [tags: Biology]
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The First Major Victories of Empirical Inquiry Over Authority - The period of European history between the mid-fifteenth and late-seventeenth centuries, was a time of great advancement in terms of geographical, scientific and technological knowledge. For Europeans, this time included “the first major victories of empirical inquiry over authority,” which helped scholars of the time discover and define the natural laws of the universe (Parry, 1). In turn, this helped in the development of new technologies that assisted mariners in their pursuits on the sea from more accurate navigation to warfare....   [tags: age of discovery, christopher columbus]
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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of NationsAdam Smith - In 1776, Adam Smith completed and published “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations”, more commonly referred to as simply “The Wealth of Nations”. In this document, Smith analyzed wages, labor, trade, population, rents, and money supply (Andrea, 151). Because of his work, Smith is known as the founder of the academic study of economics and the father of capitalism. The kind of economy Smith envisioned and described in “The Wealth of Nations” resembles capitalism, as well as promoted a free market....   [tags: Wages, Labor, Trade, Population, Finances]
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Inquiry Project: Improving Performance Through Guided Reading - The question that I have chosen for my inquiry project is: How can you improve performance in a first grade classroom with Guided Reading. I am interested in this since I teach first grade. As a first grade teacher I am always looking for ways to improve my class’s performance. Guided reading offers support to the students as they are learning. Rogoff suggested that “adults support children’s learning by structuring the task’s difficulty level, jointly participating in problem solving, focusing the learner’s attention to the task, and motivating the learner.” (Frey & Fisher, 2010, 84)....   [tags: Education]
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Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume - David Hume wrote Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding in 1748, right in the middle of the Enlightenment and on the eve of the Industrial and Scientific Revolution. So it only makes sense that some of the ideas and comparisons used are slightly outdated, but science, if anything, helps his argument regarding causality. Hume is ultimately concerned with the origins of causality, how we are able to gain knowledge from causality, and if we can even call the knowledge derived from causality real knowledge....   [tags: David Hume, Enlightenment] 1049 words
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Data Collection and Management Techniques for a Qualitative Research Plan - Data Collection and Management Techniques for a Qualitative Research Plan According to Marshall (2006), “qualitative researchers typically rely on four methods for gathering information: participating in the setting, observing directly, interviewing in depth, and analyzing documents and material culture” (p. 97). Of these methods, observation and interviewing are considered the primary approaches. The following assignment will consider both methods of inquiry and data collection with regard to the proposed qualitative research....   [tags: interviewing, inquiry]
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System Of Inquiry Paper - System of Inquiry Paper Introduction The System of Inquiry paper will be based on the Code of Ethics for St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc. The formal 16-page document demonstrates a consistent process throughout an organization that has offices throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The System of Inquiry paper will demonstrate the careful alignment of the document and the organization's goal and mission statement....   [tags: Business Management ] 1175 words
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The Methodology of Psychology - According to Merriam-Webster, psychology is defined as “the science of mind and behavior”. This basic definition already implies that the study of psychology cannot be supported by just introspectionism, behaviorism, or neuroscience. In order for psychology to have a strong foundation, it should not depend solely on any one of these bases; instead it should merge these three pillars to make a comprehensive base. When any one of these concepts is used independently to form the basis of psychological inquiry, it is open to numerous faults or cannot comprehensively explain the actions of the mind, brain, and/or behavior....   [tags: psychological inquiry] 2199 words
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Science Inquiry - Inquiry 2: Force with varied mass Introduction: In this inquiry the relationship between force and mass was studied. This inquiry presents a question: when mass is increased is the force required to move it at a constant velocity increased, and how large will the increase be. It is obvious that more massive objects takes more force to move but the increase will be either linear or exponential. To hypothesize this point drawing from empirical data is necessary. When pulling an object on the ground it is discovered that to drag a four-kilogram object is not four times harder than dragging a two-kilogram object....   [tags: essays research papers] 538 words
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Balances Of Values And Academiic Freedom Of Inquiry - Balances of Values and Academiic Freedom of Inquiry Dear Mr. R. Kirby Godsey, In the process of life we face many challenges and many crossroads. We have many choices and many decisions to make. In making these decisions we must keep in mind the moral values our parents have taught us since we were born. Those Christian values should guide our lives and the choices we make. These same values should also guide at school as well. In our pursuit of knowledge, we should keep these values in mind....   [tags: essays research papers] 603 words
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Appreciative Inquiry Vs Traditional Approach - Appreciative Inquiry vs. Traditional Approach Traditional organizational approaches to organizational development emerged from behavioral research undertaken after World War II. That research led to the development in the late 1940’s and 1950’s of behavioral development strategies such as sensitivity training, survey feedback, socio-technical systems, and quality management....   [tags: Organization Business Management] 1485 words
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Using an Integrated, Spiral-Based, Inquiry Approach in Mathematics and Science Methods Instruction - The methods mathematics teachers use to teach their students have the potential to vastly influence how their students understand the discipline (Kelly, 2001). With the advent of reform curriculum, there has been a push for teachers to abandon lecture dominated instructional practices and to adopt more student-centered practices. In Creating Advocates: Building Preservice Teachers’ Confidence Using an Integrated, Spiral-Based, Inquiry Approach in Mathematics and Science Methods Instruction, Catherine Kelly explores the influence of the beliefs and attitudes of pre-service teachers about integrated, spiral-based, inquiry instruction in mathematics and science....   [tags: Education, Teaching]
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Direct or Inquiry Instruction? Finding the Balance to Maximize Motivation and Learning - The question of how students learn best has fueled a controversial debate within the field of educational psychology and instructional design. There is limited consensus as to which type of instructional technique best supports conceptual learning. Instructional techniques cover a wide spectrum of guidance that ranges from direct instruction, which often encompasses the use of lectures and worked examples, to pure discovery learning which includes little to no teacher guidance at its most extreme interpretation....   [tags: Education, teaching, teachers]
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Critical Analysis of Research Articles - This work will discuss a critical analysis of two articles that will be used within my research proposal. As requested, I will look at two articles that will represent the following: both articles require two distinct research disciplines of qualitative and quantitative methods; also, articles must represent two paradigmatic assumptions; the articles chosen fall into quantitative & post-positivistic, and qualitative & constructivist methods and paradigms; each article will be analyzed to review the Methodology of Critical Analysis; Research Questions; Use of Theory or Other Frameworks; Definitions, Limitations & Significance; Methods and Procedures; Quality & Rigor; Researcher & Positionali...   [tags: Postivist Inquiry, Educational System]
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Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher - Questioning one’s own self for the success or failure of the learning process in the classroom in terms of attitudes, beliefs, values, traditions and pedagogy is not only an essential ingredient of teaching profession but it also helps an individual to be a valuable resource of a prosperous society. Theorists have named this self-evaluation as reflection and have given different perspectives and processes to define and practice it. It is necessary for an individual to understand the process of reflection and its types based on the time factor for the reflective action....   [tags: reflective inquiry essays]
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Reasoning, Intellect, Inquiry, and Measurement in Oedipus the King - Oedipus Rex Sophocles is able to accomplish to achieve several objectives in his play, Oedipus the King. Sophocles magnificently retells a classic Greek tale while also describing the characters and their motives in great detail. Of the characters Sophocles naturally spends the most time characterizing the protagonist of the play, Oedipus. Sophocles conveys Oedipus' ideals, moral, and opinions about several topics throughout the play. Among the most important and prominent of his beliefs that are revealed dealt with Oedipus' value of reasoning, intellect, inquiry, and measurement....   [tags: Oedipus the King Essays] 1979 words
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The Nature and Limitations of Scientific Enquiry - The practice of science should always be undertaken with precautions to guard against against one's own prejudices. In scientific inquiry, the search for an absolute, objective truth is not obtainable since the interpretation of empirical data is based on factors more that the data itself: science relies on shaping principles which are as varied as there are scientists. This means that two scientists looking at the same data are likely to come up with different theories based on the philosophical, personal or even societal non-empirical inclinations which determine how they interpret data....   [tags: scientific method, scientific inquiry, scientists]
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Literature as an Inquiry into the Meaning of Life - In this essay, the two novels under review are Chukwuemeka Ike’s Conspiracy of Silence and NgugiWaThiong’o’sWizard of the Crow. These novels are chosen because the authors make extensive comments on human conditions in societies. Chukwuemeka Ike uses Conspiracy of Silenceto attack the Igbo tradition which attaches undue importance to children especially the male children. This undue importance makes it possible for the society to be flooded with children who find it problematic either to live with or even to identify their biological fathers....   [tags: wizard od the crow, conspiracy of silence]
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John Taggart Clark's Abstract Inquiry and the Patrolling of Black/White Borders through Linguistic Stylization - Commentary on “Abstract Inquiry and the Patrolling of Black/White Borders through Linguistic Stylization” by John Taggart Clark: Teachers and the ethnicity of their students The essay “Abstract Inquiry and the Patrolling of Black/White Borders through Linguistic Stylization” by John Taggart Clark states that the teacher who teaches from the point of view of the majority culture and does not include the student’s minority culture point of view creates cultural and political borders between themselves and their students that discourage students to learn the language of the cultural majority that they need in order to achieve goals in the society....   [tags: essays research papers] 707 words
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IBL Critique - Inquiry based learning (henceforth referred to as IBL) is an inquisitive approach to science teaching, that uses questioning as its key component, encourages the development of problem solving skills through interactive involvement, and aims to grant a deeper understanding of the concept to be taught through the use of the five Es. Inquiry based learning is driven by the student, and can be used in a variety of ways, according to Boggess (http://assessment.tamu.edu/seminars/110807_Boggess.pdf); examples include group work, discussion, writing, using the web, activities inside and outside the classroom, engagement, and diversity....   [tags: Inquiry Based Learning, Science Teaching] 1743 words
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A Brief Treatise for Philosophical Inquiry During the Italian Renaissance - There is a certain fascination when humans begin to have a retrospective view on life. The Renaissance (or rebirth), which occurred during the Quattrocento period in Italy, epitomized this phenomenon. The individuals involved, pursued antiquity with a fervent vigor and passion not seen in the following centuries of the modern age. Among the city-states on the Italian Peninsula, the Florentine Republic was on the verge of being the most prominent center of the Renaissance. Many contributing factors such as influential families, the various guilds, politicians, and the numerous learned individuals propelled Florence to new heights of achievement; including artistic expression, philosophical st...   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Consumer Generated Media and Hotel Item/Services Questions - ... CGM provides unclouded, real-life entry into the minds of consumers, more than traditional types of market research. Jump To The Beat – Hotelsbycity.net Back in 2009, when user-generated social media campaigns were first getting popular, HotelsByCity.net launched an online campaign encouraging users to submit photos of themselves jumping on hotel beds was an instant internet hit and even got picked up by mainstream media. The premise was simple – go to a hotel; have someone take your picture as you jump mid-air onto the bed; post it to the website titled BedJump....   [tags: Hospitality, Inquiry] 952 words
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An Inquiry Into Femininity: Women in Medieval Epics - In the past of humanity, women's status have always been ambigious. Either they were worshipped as goddesses or despised as unworthy workers. In this research I will analyze closely what it means to be a female in our age and in medieval period by means of two sagas: The Saga of The Volsungs and The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki. In history, the role and status of women have fluctuated incredibly. At first, matriarchy was dominant in Greece and other realms. Women who are like mother earth and nature were the idols of fertility....   [tags: European Literature] 1182 words
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Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches - Mini-Project: Themes and the Write-Up A qualitative write-up is characterized by thick, detailed descriptions. The report aims to tell a story and report findings, sharing “what the researcher has learned and how s/he learned it” (Patton, 2002, p. 502). However, concerns about quality remain as omissions will be made, analytic structures are not all encompassing, and philosophical points may induce chaos. Researchers are therefore challenged to ensure quality, addressing audience and format requirements, as well as communicating research findings strategically and reflexively (Creswell, 2013; Patton, 2002)....   [tags: analysis, report writing, write-up]
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy: Is There a Quest For God? - Some readers of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006) have disputed that the characters in the novel are on a “Quest for God” especially when the future looks so bleak and hopeless as it does in this novel. Why would McCarthy be on a quest for God. For instance, Steven Frye (2009) believes there are a deeper human experience and reflection is what McCarthy writes about and not a “Quest for God”. Frye refers to this passage in The Road,” Just remember that things you put into your head are there forever…You might want to think about that....   [tags: bible, believe, inquiry]
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Why Students are Not Reading and Ways to Get them to Read More - Why Students are Not Reading and Ways to Get them to Read More "We shouldn't teach great books. We should teach a love of reading." B. F. Skinner "What is a reader?" and "What makes a good reader?" Out of 100 eighth graders surveyed at a middle school in Pennsylvania, 73% of them said that you have to read a lot and practice reading. When the same one hundred eighth graders were asked how they feel about reading, 55% said they love it, 26% were indifferent to it, and 19% said that they disliked it....   [tags: Inquiry Paper] 1277 words
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Educational Reform: Enquiry Based Learning - Within the current climate of educational reform, where changes to the national curriculum are accused of being focused on acquiring knowledge (Coughlan, 2013), much debate has arisen regarding the importance of practical scientific enquiry as a tool for promoting scholarship (Wellcome Trust, 2013: ASDC, 2013). Through the course of school inspections, carried out in both primary and secondary schools between 2007 and 2010, OfSTED (2011:1) found that the ‘development of the skills of scientific enquiry were key factors in promoting pupils’ engagement, learning and progress.’ Therefore, in accordance with new curriculum guidance (Department for Education, 2013:144), the teaching of science t...   [tags: Scientific Enquiry, Collaborative Inquiry Learning]
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inquery project - The question I choose to investigate was if beans needed soil to grow and if a bean which was soaked in water will grow faster than one that was not. The first step was to soak several dry beans in water overnight. Put four soaked beans on a wet piece of paper toweling and four dry beans on a piece of wet paper toweling. Then I labeled two plastic cups with the start date and soaked or dry, and put the toweling and beans in the appropriate cup and placed them on the windowsill. Everyday I checked the moisture level of the toweling and added water if needed....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Defending Longino's Social Epistemology - Defending Longino's Social Epistemology (1) ABSTRACT: Though many agree that we need to account for the role that social factors play in inquiry, developing a viable social epistemology has proved to be a difficult task. According to Longino, it is the processes that make inquiry possible that are aptly described as social, for they require a number of people to sustain them. These processes not only facilitate inquiry, but also ensure that the results of inquiry are more than mere subjective opinions, and thus deserve to be called knowledge....   [tags: Science Scientific Philosophical Papers]
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How Standardized Testing Effects the Education - As child growing up some of the frightful memories include a visit to the dentist; an evil man with scary drill whose solve purpose is to hurt you or the first day in elementary school you finally leave all behind the cozy classrooms and nap times of kindergarten and enter the big leagues. All of these are considered a cakewalk compared to standardize testing. Since the start of elementary school students in the United States are taught to test. In many instances students are held back or placed in remedial classes because of lower grades....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays] 2676 words
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The Apology Written By Plato - The Apology Written By Plato, is a detailed account of the trial of Socrates, who was a great philosopher in Athens. Socrates was brought to trial based on charges of “corrupting the youth” and “not believing in the gods” (23d). The people of Athens believed Socrates was corrupting the youth because they simply did not understand his method of inquiry, which consisted of Socrates teaching them to question what they thought to be true. Socrates’ method of inquiry drove his listeners to question their beliefs and often brought them to a state of puzzlement, or a state Plato calls ‘aporia.’ There are many examples of the Socratic method present in The Meno, which is also written by Plato....   [tags: the meno, socrates, athens]
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Second Theory Statement: Hermeneutics - Second Theory Statement: Hermeneutics “Hermeneutics is a disciplined approach to interpretation that can be traced back to the ancient Greeks studying literature and to biblical exegesis in the Judeo-Christian tradition.” (Crotty, 1998, p. 88-89). According to the Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, “hermeneutics is the method of interpretation first of texts, and secondly of the whole social, historical, and psychological world.” ("Hermeneutics," n.d.). This paper will discuss the central idea of hermeneutics, hermeneutics as a perspective, and hermeneutics as an influence upon research activities as it might relate to instructional technology (IT)....   [tags: Literature]
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The Impossibility of Metaphysics - In his work An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Hume outlines the problems inherent to the large body of philosophy he describes as the “accurate and abstract” philosophy, and in particular to metaphysical speculations. Seeing that many of the philosophers who endeavor in this heavy metaphysical speculation (Aristotle, Locke and Malebranche being particular examples) fall into errors that lead to absurd or counter-intuitive conclusions, Hume hopes to limit metaphysical speculation to a realm where it is less prone to such a fate....   [tags: HUme's Model of the Mind] 1552 words
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The Standardized Testing Nightmare - As children grow up some of their frightful memories include a visit to the dentist or to the first day in elementary school. Perhaps their greatest nightmare is standardized testing. Since starting school as first graders students are taught to test in the United States. In many cases students are placed in remedial classes or even held back because of their low grades. Many do not realize that the students with low grades are mainly students who are not good test takers, and educators start to believe that these students are low achievers....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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Australian Economics - Introduction The year 1996 market a turnaround for the financial system in Australia. It is in this year that the Finance Treasurer announced the formation of the Financial System, Inquiry also known as the Wallis Inquiry, which was intended to check the financial system in the country. Specifically, the Inquiry was mandated to research and analyse the consequences of financial deregulation in the country since the 1980s and; analyse the driving forces affecting change in the Australian financial system, especially in view of technological development....   [tags: Economics] 2319 words
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Historical Interpretations of Bloody Sunday - Historical Interpretations of Bloody Sunday There are lots of different views on Bloody Sunday about what actually happened on the 30th of January 1972. The arguments are all down to who shot first, the British Army or the IRA. The result of the shooting was that thirteen innocent people were killed. An inquiry was carried out by Lord Widgery, he criticised the shooting by the troops but the report accepted that the army was fired upon. This report did not please everyone and people thought that it was a cover up of what really happened....   [tags: Papers] 1814 words
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The Positivist Post-Positivist Paradigm: Understanding the Social World of the Indigenous People - The positivist-post-positivist paradigm is the most appropriate paradigm for research regarding the subject matter of Northern Frontier, Northern Homeland by Thomas Berger (1988). This paradigm states that social science research pushes towards western cultures causing other regions to adapt to western ideas. According to Travers (2010), “[t]he physical and the social sciences are products of western culture in a specific historical moment. [s]cience is a modern phenomenon, emerging in step with capitalism, industrialism, global expansion, and a liberal philosophy” (p....   [tags: Social Science]
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The Failing Credit Industry Influences the Likelihood of a House Foreclosure - A major economic issue in Florida is the growing number of house foreclosures. This supports why “[Florida] has one of the nation’s highest foreclosure rates” (Meek 67). A possible cause behind this could be the failing credit industry because nationally, an increasing number of consumers are being laid off from their jobs, being victimized by identity theft, and are overextending themselves by creating excessive debt. These consumers are struggling to pay back their loan obligations, which can include credit cards, auto loans, and other types of personal loans....   [tags: Economics] 1775 words
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