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ICT in Cameroon Primary Schools - This chapter describes the research methods used to collect data in this study and explains their appropriateness towards the exploration of the three research questions outlined in the Chapter 1. Research is a process of gaining a better understanding of the complexities of human experience. The purpose of conducting the research is to describe and understand a field, practice or activity (Brown & Dowling, 2001). McMillan and Schumacher (2001), regard educational research to be imperative as it provides valid information, knowledge and principles to guide the decision-making, thinking and discussion process in education....   [tags: Research Methodology ] 651 words
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Identities and Individualism: Youth cultures - Identities and Individualism: Youth cultures ‘Identities and Individualism: Youth cultures’ is aimed at lower secondary, level 6. As a part of a ‘suite of modules for Levels 1 to 6,’ this module addresses the very important issue of identity in today’s world (QSCC 2002:4). It not only allows for flexibility in discovering one’s position within a group in society but how they relate to and within the broader world scheme. The module explores identity as constructed by the media focussing on the strand of Culture and Identity (CI) with some Time, Continuity and Change (TCC) core learning outcomes used to provide background and context....   [tags: essays research papers] 1931 words
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Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia and the Royal Society - The publication of Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica is widely considered an extraordinary event in the history of science. In the Principia, Newton introduced a system of mechanical explanation of the world that revolutionized physics. Of particular importance in the Principia was Newton’s mathematical demonstration of the existence of the force of gravity, which he demonstrated to be at work in a wide range of phenomena. But as revolutionary as Newton’s discovery and demonstration was, the Principia also represented a revolution in the goals of science....   [tags: Isaac Newton, Principia]
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Exploring Which Skills are Important for Students' Success - World War I 1914-18 was a conflict fought mainly in Europe among most of the great Western powers. Is this the type of knowledge students need to have to be a successful member of the workforce. Sometime schooling can have a focus on the content and not the process of using that information. There have been several studies as to how best to prepare students for their future. Is traditional pedagogy the best way to prepare our students or are skills found in inquiry based learning called process skills needed to combine with traditional pedagogy to better prepare our students....   [tags: education]
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The Crisis of European Sciences and Trascendental Phenomenology - In section 15 of The Crisis, Husserl proposes an introspective enquiry of ourselves that is guided by the teleology of philosophy. As part of trying to understand ourselves, we must go back and look at what other philosophers in history have been saying in a bid to “understand the unity running through all the [philosophical] projects of history that oppose one another and work together in their changing forms”. In as much as this historical analysis is personal, we are just a part of the whole history of philosophy, and have a role to build up on what has been established before....   [tags: Edmond Husserl's unfinished book, section 15] 879 words
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Studies of Change: an Asian Narrative - Young people today are the subject of a multitude of changes, both past and present, which have rapidly and increasingly through the past few centuries revolutionized and globalized the world around them. Familiarizing our students as global citizens with concepts of change and continuity, fundamental to the study and understanding of our history, is of the utmost importance in our evolving society. Theme thirteen in the Queensland Studies Authority’s (QSA) 2004 senior modern history syllabus, Studies of Change, aims to familiarize students with the concepts of continuity and change....   [tags: Education]
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On Free Choice of the Will - “Please tell me: isn’t God the cause of evil?” (Augustine, 1). With this question to Augustine of Hippo, Evodius begins a philosophical inquiry into nature of evil. Augustine, recently baptized by Saint Ambrose in Milan, began writing his treatise On Free Choice of the Will in 387 C.E. This work laid down the foundation for the Christian doctrine regarding the will’s role in sinning and salvation. In it, Augustine and his interlocutor investigate God’s existence and his role in creating evil. They attempt not only to understand what evil is, and the possibility of doing evil, but also to ascertain why God would let humans cause evil....   [tags: natural evil, free will, augustine of hippo]
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The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution - The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution states that individuals have the right "to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and impacts, against outlandish looks and seizures," however the issue close by here is if this additionally applies to the pursuits of open fields and of articles in plain view and if the fourth correction gives insurance over these too. To reaffirm the courts' choice on this matter I will be identifying their choices in the instances of Oliver v. United States (1984), and California v....   [tags: California v. Greenwood] 855 words
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Villalve Qualitative Article - I had some trouble determining which of the two articles that I read would be most beneficial for the class to read. The quantitative piece on Chinese learners of English fit very well with the course. It exemplified the word recognition view of reading that we have discussed and addressed themes and theoretical frameworks (common underlying proficiency, contrastive analysis, the monolingual perspective) that have come up on many occasions in our class. In the end however I chose the qualitative article from Villalve....   [tags: Article Review] 930 words
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What´s Coaching Psychology? - Coaching psychology is a new sub-discipline in the field of psychology that is based on psychological approaches and that was first established as a profession in the UK and Australia (Palmer and Whybrow, 2008). Moreover, in the 1990s life coaching and executive coaching has emerged and are currently being applied in personal & work contexts, and even in educational setting (the Coaching Psychologist, 2005). The main focus in a coaching session is helping the client to achieve his desired goals (Grant, 2008)....   [tags: appreciative inquiring, coaching programs] 2614 words
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Media 21 Project Case Study - The skills students need to cultivate today are changing to reflect our technology rich world. The ability to learn and be able to access information is more important than just receiving information. Traditional methods of teaching such as lecturing no longer prepare students for the 21st century participatory culture. The Media 21 Initiative designed and implemented by Buffy Hamilton with co-teacher Susan Lester focuses on the teacher as a “guide on the side” rather than the “sage on the stage.” Integrating technology through cloud computing, social media tools, and personal learning networks provided students the framework to facilitate their own learning....   [tags: Tech. Skills, Informative] 1388 words
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Meno and the Socratic Method - Meno was one of Plato’s earliest of dialogues, written in depth the book is founded around a central question: If virtue can be taught, then how. And if not, then how does virtue come to man, either by nature or some other way. Socrates addresses this inquiry by questioning a person who claims to understand the term’s meaning (Plato's Meno). The purpose of this essay is to relate the Socratic method performed by Socrates in Plato’s dialogue The Apology, to Meno, by illustrating its effect on the character Meno himself. After questioning Meno about virtue, Socrates comes to the conclusion that neither he nor Meno truly know the meaning of the word; he then notes that finding a thorough defin...   [tags: Definition of Virtue, The Apology]
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How Safe are Kit Airplanes? - Kit airplanes are very unsafe to fly in, and there is information to prove that. Even though kit airplanes are easy to obtain, there are specific rules and regulations that a person must follow. Even though there certain guidelines to follow, there are still many accidents that end tragically because of the kit planes. Flying a kit airplane should require a special license, and the people building it should be required to go through a simple training class to learn how to fix minor malfunctions that may occur, and to also learn how to fly a plane correctly....   [tags: assembled, pilot, accidents] 1513 words
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Feminist Epistemology - The feminist epistemology has three approaches: feminist empiricist, feminist standpoint and feminist postmodern. Feminist empiricism feel that the traditional ways of obtaining knowledge through social science is still valid; however, gender biases need to be removed in order to fully gain a true knowledge (Travers, 2010, p. 26). Feminist empiricists feel that women are the best tools to obtain objectivity. According to Travers (2010), “women (or feminist, whether men or women) as a group are more likely to produce unbiased and objective results than are men (or nonfeminist) as a group” (p....   [tags: Social Science]
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Meno´s Paradox Presented by Plato - The critical argument, known as Meno's Paradox, as presented in Plato's “Meno”, questions the very basis of Socrates method of arriving at knowledge of unknown things through inquiry. If Socrates truly wants to gain knowledge of what no one else knows, then the content of that “unknown” thing will produce absolutely nothing. The paradox bases itself in stating that humans can never learn anything that they don't already obtain knowledge of. As identified by Meno, the paradox is this: "And how are you going to inquire about it, Socrates, when you do not at all know what it is....   [tags: socrates, learning, premise] 851 words
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Learning Space Design Brief - Rationale: This design brief is intended to take into account the results of Heath’s VAST heuristic (relating to activities) (1989, in Elliott-Burns, 2003) and a selection of Lackney’s Design Principles (n.d.). Hennah’s (2007) concepts of traffic flow and layout will be incorporated. The design will also consider the requirements of integrating a guided inquiry pedagogy. The users of the space will also be given the opportunity to take part in the process. Heath’s VAST heuristic offers a “rich alternative” (p7, 1989, as cited in Elliott-Burns, 2005) to a checklist approach to designing and can be used to evaluate a learning space and lead to the design of a new one....   [tags: Design Brief]
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Religiological Questions and Answers - The interview is composed of 6 different parts that evaluate your outlook/position on specific subsets of religion. For each subset, respond to the example questions as best you can. Feel free to be specific/ elaborate. The subset of Ontology is broken up into 3 more specific categories in order to better outline one’s beliefs on the divine. These 6 categories/ questions that go along with them were outlined by my professor, but if you have questions/ would like more specific examples feel free to ask....   [tags: Religiological Responses] 1133 words
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Theories of the Enlightenment - The Middle Ages were marked by a long period of stability in the intellectual world. Generally, people were discouraged from rational inquiry, as the Catholic Church heavily monitored all scientific and metaphysical thought. With the invention of the printing press in the mid-fifteenth century, the dogmatic and human-centeredness views of the Middle Age world scholars were tested. Humans began reading and making inferences about documents that they held to be sacred and at the center of life and, by the sixteenth century, books were printed in mass quantities throughout Eurasia....   [tags: Philosophy ] 1317 words
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ARM System Project Report - Experiences Experiences with Android Development Android is an open source mobile operating system based on Linux kernel version 2.6. The Open Handset Alliance, which includes a large group of companies (e.g. mobile operators, handset manufactures, semiconductor companies, software companies, and commercialization companies) responsible for the development and release of Android OS. Android has a variety of open-source libraries and tools to support our development work, such as Android Development Tools plug-in for Eclipse IDE, device emulator, JDWP debugger....   [tags: Android Programming]
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Social Issues and Poverty - Introduction Social issues are problems in the society today that are described as wrong, widespread and changeable. A category of conditions that people believe need to be changed. Poverty is a serious social issue in the society today. According to Peilin (2012), poverty brings hardships to families and individuals as well as political thereby negatively affecting the social stability and social development and posing a severe threat to human security (p. 243). This paper focuses on poverty as a social issue in today’s society....   [tags: Problem, Reality] 990 words
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The Impact of Bloody Sunday on Northern Ireland - The Impact of Bloody Sunday on Northern Ireland Bloody Sunday has made a very big impact on Irelandand events occurring there since 1972. According to Lord Widgery, the soldiers acted in self-defence, therefore it was not their fault and could not be blamed. Republicans were very annoyed by this verdict, so in 1998 a new inquiry was started called "The Saville Inquiry". The inquiry has so far cost £130m. The final cost will be in the region of £150m. An estimated £15 million of net additional costs arose from the transfer of the hearings to London from Londonderry....   [tags: Papers] 1811 words
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Socrates and Plato's The Republic - Socrates and Plato's The Republic Throughout his life, Socrates engaged in critical thinking as a means to uncover the standards of holiness, all the while teaching his apprentices the importance of continual inquiry in accordance with obeying the laws. Socrates primarily focuses on defining that which is holy in The Euthyphro – a critical discussion that acts as a springboard for his philosophical defense of the importance of lifelong curiosity that leads to public inquiry in The Apology. Socrates continues his quest for enlightenment in The Crito, wherein he attempts to explain that while inquiry is necessary, public curiosity has its lawful price, thus those who inquire must both contin...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Republic Essays] 2169 words
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Goals of a Future Teacher - Goals of a Future Teacher In today's constantly changing world, our children and youth need to learn inquiry-based, problem solving skills to that they may become successful members of society and live productive lives. I think all students yearn to learn. We as future teachers need to motivate students with learning, exploring, investigating, discovering and inquiring. Together you will be learning and teaching. As teachers, you need to be very organized and creative. Time is very valuable....   [tags: Teaching Education] 432 words
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The Constructivist-Interpretative Paradigm - The constructivist-interpretative paradigm states that reality is constructed through interactions between a researcher and the research subject. According to Smith (2008), “[s]cientific knowledge can be created by virtual experience and conversations” (p. 102). Berger directly went into the Northern communities and spoke to many people about the Pipeline project. The indigenous people interviewed stated to Berger, how the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline would personally affect them; this is an example of a micro level of analysis, which is the ontology of this paradigm....   [tags: Social Science]
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Political Science - There has been a serious debate within academia, as to the validity of Political Science being an actual science. Furthermore, there are opposing viewpoints between political science scholars as to the discipline being a social science or a synthesis of natural and social science. One such academic; Charles Merriam asserts that political science has the characteristics of both sciences, because it adapt the study of human behavior to provide an analysis of political institutions. Political scientists in theory espouse the notion that political science borrows elements from the hard sciences in terms of objectivity to scientific inquiry and how governmental institutions function....   [tags: Validity, Description, Categorization] 863 words
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The New Zealand Police and the Mistakes They Have Made in the Past Few Years - The New Zealand Police force has been in the public spotlight since 2004, where there have been many enquiries into the way they do things and acquisition raised against them. Peter Marshall came in as the Commissioner of New Zealand Police in 2011 and from there has faced a “massive clean-up of the force” (Bridgman, 2011). This essay will consist of an analysis of the New Zealand Police and the errors that they have faced over the past few years. To do this analysis I will be using two articles to analyse the errors, the first being written by Kotter & Schlesinger which is about choosing successful strategies for changes within an organisation (Kotter & Schlesinger, 2008) and the second wri...   [tags: management analysis]
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To Accept or Not Accept Socrates’ Theory of Recollection as Sufficient Answer to Meno’s Paradox - ... The problem of circularity in Socrates’ justification is especially problematic because it highlights the weak foundation that his entire theory is built upon. If the basis of ones theory is unsound there is no reason to accept what has been built up from it. If Socrates’ refutation of Meno’s Paradox is that knowledge is simply recollection, it is necessary that he prove the immortality of the soul independently. Since Socrates has failed to do so, then his theory cannot be accepted a sufficient way of overcoming the paradox....   [tags: immortality, slave, interrogation] 1008 words
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The Importance of Integrating Social Studies, Science, and Literacy in the Primary Classroom - A school day compartmentalized into separate content areas does not reflect life in our society (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Speech Communication Association & Council for Elementary Science International, 1996 as cited in Plummer & Kuhlman, 2008, p. 96). The world in which our students live is integrated and cross-disciplinary (Jones & Thomas, 2006, p. 64). A child’s brain searches for patterns and connections in order to build meaning and “an integrated, balanced curriculum promotes this type of brain growth and development through an enriched environment” (Diamond and Hopson as cited in Cuthrell & Yates, 2007, p....   [tags: Education Position Statement]
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The Physiological Effects Upon the Brain and Body During Processes of Spirituality - Humans are spiritual beings even when wisdom and evidence points in another direction humans believe in a higher power. However, as researchers look for answers and they find new questions. Opening a Pandora's box spirituality and religiosity create questions that open up vast amounts of discussion on cognitive ability and spirituality. Finally, neurobiologists and neuropsychologist are researching and looking at spirituality and meditation to determine answers to questions about brain activities during spiritual processes....   [tags: Psychology] 1512 words
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In support of the constructivist theory of education for future athletic trainers - Educational philosophies differ from person to person. From behaviorist to constructivist and everything in between, the one thing they have in common is that they attempt to explain how people learn. This paper will explain why I tend to lean toward the constructivist theory of education and defend this theory using a variety of current literature. It is important to note that the theories that are talked about as educational theories are often looked at as both theories of teaching and learning; however most of these theories are not theories of teaching but rather learning (Baviskar, Hartle, Whitney, 2009)....   [tags: Educational Philosophy]
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Inspector Goole and the Theme of Socialism in An Inspector Calls - JB Priestley’s intent in ‘An Inspector Calls’ was to convey the attitudes of socialism to the minds of the society in the Edwardian Era as he was a passionate believer of the concept. Priestley has attempted this through the employment of ‘Inspector Goole’ in the play. In the play drama is displayed through a variety of methods for the interest of the audience and the communication of personal views from JB Priestley. At the start the playwright creates slight allusions that produce tension; Sheila wondered ‘half seriously what had happened to Gerald previous summer when Gerald never went near Sheila’....   [tags: Literary Themes] 2333 words
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War and Peace: An Analysis of Metafiction in the Post-Modern World - The diversity summit was an interesting experience in that it presents diversity as a topic that is not only nuanced, but multi-faceted. Prior to the retreat I had anticipated an event which would entail discussion primarily on political correctness and how to respond to and respect issues of diversity. Dr. Cullen managed to counteract my preconceived notions, stating that the increased focus on political correctness—the over analysis of the appropriate terminology—forces conversations to become less genuine....   [tags: Literature] 1119 words
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The Role of The Science Notebook in Our Elementary School - School Population: Our elementary school serves a diverse group of about 600 students within the Denver metro area. Currently, we have one document camera that is shared within each grade level, but this technology is in high demand, and often cannot be checked out when needed. With our 21st century learners, the document camera is quickly becoming an essential tool for our science classrooms. Our school expects larger class sizes in 2010-2011. Greater access to the document camera in the science curriculum would aid in the development of higher-level thinking and spontaneous exploration of the physical world....   [tags: Educational Issues] 1374 words
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The Role of Evidence-Based Practice & Research in Nursing Practice - “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts” - Eleanor Roosevelt. Traditional approaches in health care are under review by the process of evidence-based practice (EBP). It is a multi-step process, which investigates the methods used to collect research data that has been incorporated with scientific theories. The purpose of this paper is to explain the role of EBP and the value that EBP has in various clinical settings. EBP enables nurses to “make clinical decisions using the best available research evidence, their clinical expertise and patient preferences” (Razmus 2008)....   [tags: health, nursing]
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Critical Analysis: What did You Learn at School Today? - Critical Analysis: What did You Learn at School Today. At present, the subject of education, “consists of bodies of information and of skills that have been worked out in the past; therefore, the chief business of the school is to transmit them to the new generation” (Dewey). To what end. John Dewey, Professor at the University of Chicago and Columbia University, suggests that the purpose of learning is to “prepare the young for future responsibilities and for success in life, by means of acquisition of the organized bodies of information and prepared forms of skill, which comprehend the material of instruction”(Dewey)....   [tags: Education ]
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Bloody Sunday and Historical Interpretation from Two Sources - 'Bloody Sunday', as it became known, has produced many different interpretations of events. Since January 1972 people have recorded diverse versions of events depending on where they were or which faction of society they belonged to. The sources used for the purpose of this essay are all from the media. The first two are from news paper reports written 27 years after the event following new revelations made during the partial disclosure of evidence submitted to the inquiry lead by Lord Saville, commissioned by Tony Blair....   [tags: Bloody Sunday,history, 1972, ] 1182 words
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Oppression and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Oppression Generations ago, the United States was a country of the male wardrobe. Today's movements for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are leveraging the existence of more globalized and open systems. Besides, the promotion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population have been acknowledged through smart partnerships within conventional, political and economic scene, while the males and heterosexuals are still pervasive....   [tags: Sexual Issues]
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Comparing Descartes and Peirce's Opinions On Knowledge - ... Charles Peirce believed “only through the way of linguistic, logical and pragmatic signs considered as tools and objects can humans know about the natural world.” (Kremer) Whereas Descartes wants us to doubt, Peirce believed doubt was a cause of irritation arising from indecisiveness in matters of action. Peirce stated, “The function of thought was to produce belief, after it had been excited by doubt” and the effect of thought, which is belief, involves a habit which in turn is a “rule of action” so that belief becomes a “habit of action.” Instead of creating a new method, the way Descartes did, Peirce applied the scientific method....   [tags: doubting, truth, beliefs] 990 words
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An Active Learning Approach in the Classroom - “We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.” -Malcolm Gladwell In today’s society, for current and future teachers, an active learning approach to teaching is essential for students’ success in the classroom. Learning that contains student-based inquiry versus teacher-based inquiry allows the students to develop their own understanding of the content with little facilitation from the teacher. Unfortunately, active learning in many classrooms has always consisted of the teacher directing the learning, which inhibits each student’s growth and potential....   [tags: recall, participation, groups] 739 words
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The Relationship Between Student and Teacher - The relationship between student and teacher refers to an ancient and deeply respected bond. Children spend the daylight hours engrossed in education lasting typically 9 months of the year. As members of a collegiate institution, we experience every aspect of the student-teacher relationship (STR). We understand the difference between a professor that captivates us, leaving the ticking clock behind and instead drawing us in until we stare into the subject matter with intense passion and one whose lifeless lectures cause our eyelids to fall....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]
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Primary Source Material on the Web - Primary Sources on the Web Teaching with primary sources is not a new idea, but the ways in which to access these valuable sources has changed dramatically with the popularization of the Internet. More and more historical collections and archives are being digitized and made available online by governments, museums, and other educational and non-profit organizations. Now it is just a matter of training educators to locate, access and utilize the vast amount of primary source materials available in digital format....   [tags: Educational Technology, teaching]
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Hypothetical Research Designs on Anorexia Nervosa - There are several research methods and designs available to researchers. With all these options, researchers must stay focused as they collect, and analyze the information as the information needs to be presented in a format that ismindfullofo the audience it is presented to. This paper describes the tow design methods that will be employed in my hypothetical research. Hypothetical Research Designs Anorexia nervosa is a severe eating disorder with psychological roots. This disorder affects both men and women, but most of the patients come from the latter group....   [tags: research methods, anorexia, low weight]
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Flooding in Australia: 2011 Brisbane Floods - Any discussion of contemporary environmental crises, which result from humanities interaction with the environment, can be a tricky discussion. Many international reports and conferences are indicating that global environmental problems are intensifying (Bailes, 1985) . A German writer in the 18th century summed up our predicament when he said “ nature, we are embraced by her , and are powerless to separate ourselves from her” (Bailes, 1985), this is representative of the essentiality behind human interaction towards nature, not only for our survival , but for the maintenance of nature itself....   [tags: environmental issues and crises]
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The Stop, Question and Frisk Policy - The stop, question and frisk policy is one of the most widely known controversy in the whole of New York City for the past years. Since its creation, the ongoing conflict between the New York Police Department and the citizens has never been resolved. There were several attempts to prevent the use of this policy, but all were unsuccessful. The main idea of this paper is to show how stop, question and frisk became a conflict between the New York Police Department and the citizens of New York State....   [tags: NYC law enforcement, broken window theory]
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The Benefits of Teaching Critical Media Literacy - We live in an ever-changing world. Our society evolves each day, and in doing so renders certain standards and paradigms obsolete. The field of communications serves as an example of this evolution. For a long time, this sector was dominated by print media. Newspapers, magazines, and letters functioned as the primary methods of information delivery. Within recent years, however, the field of communications has experienced the emergence of a new phenomenon: the internet. The internet has altered greatly the way in which information is delivered and presented....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Reflexivity and Modern Works of Anthropology - Reflexivity and Modern Works of Anthropology The role of reflexivity in Anthropology has changed a great deal over time. The effects of doing ethnography on the ethnographer was not considered an important mode of inquiry in the past. While inevitably, going to far distant lands and living with a culture so different from your own will at least cause the ethnographer to reflect on personal issues but most likely will cause profound changes in the way he or she will view the world. But in the past these changes were not important....   [tags: Ethnography Culture Essays] 1082 words
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Bloody Sunday: What Really Happened? - On the 30th of January 197213 Catholics were killed by British Paratroopers on the streets of Londonderry. It was the result of an illegal but originally peaceful march led by the NICRA the civil rights movement. The march attracted 15000 people all for a similar cause, to ban Internment. The day became known as Bloody Sunday because of the terrible events that took place. Although the details of what actually happened remain undecided, because of the controversial views of the people that took part in the march....   [tags: British History, European History, Catholic] 1961 words
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The Relativity of Ethical Issues - Nowadays moral ethics are considered relative. Relative to culture, relative to the needs of a person, relative to circumstances and relative to what one assumes is right or wrong. Everyone has a different perspective on what is true; a person might believe that ‘x’ is true while another may not. The same concept applies to ethics, one person might say killing animals for food is correct and another might say it is incorrect as we can survive on natural food. So each person has a different estimation on making truth claims about ethics, the opinion depends on what is right or wrong and what is ethical and what is not....   [tags: Morality/Ethics] 1278 words
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The Developmental Impact of Scholasticism - Scholasticism, which experienced its height around 1250, was the conjunction of faith and reason directed toward understanding the contradictions in the bible and Church teachings. The goal was to strengthen the Church’s teachings by validating them against argument and critical analysis (at least more critically than previously had been allowed with the sole goal of producing results positive toward the Church.) There were warnings made by Anselm of Canterbury that reason and religious studies don’t blend well since religious studies should be based on faith and not reason....   [tags: Religious History]
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Qualitative Research in Instructional Technology - WHAT IS QUALITATIVE RESEARCH. One of the trends over the past decade has been the growing use of and interest in qualitative research for educational research. Qualitative research, broadly defined, means "any kind of research that produces findings not arrived at by means of statistical procedures or other means of quantification. Where quantitative researchers seek causal determination, prediction, and generalization of findings, qualitative researchers seek instead illumination, understanding, and extrapolation to similar situations....   [tags: Qualitative Research in Education]
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Multiculturalism in the 21st Century - Multiculturalism in the 21st century is the concept of combining inclusion, respect and acceptance to our varied diversities. Sounds simple, but it is not an easy challenge for colleges and universities in the United States and around the world. Recognition of diversity is not the only facet of creating a multicultural community. The key difference in the 21st century multiculturalism is the concept that diversity must encompass the concept of inclusion. For decades we have been addressing diversity by embedding dissimilar players in campus situations; we have created a man-made form of diversity....   [tags: culture, diversity, education, inclusion, college]
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