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Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles - “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled” Matt 23:12 Does tragedy bring anything good. Tragedy brings, to some, complete humility. To others they obtain that suffering is inevitable in life. Though suffering, outlook is changed and wisdom is obtained. This theme is evident in Sophocles “Oedipus Rex.” This plays central thesis is about a terrible curse sent upon the Thebes king, Oedipus, and how he deals with the confrontation, he is the “most accursed man.” Oedipus, until he finally believed in his tragedy, had excessive pride....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tragedy]
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Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles - Does tragedy bring anything good. Tragedy brings, to some, complete humility. To others they obtain that suffering is inevitable in life. Through suffering, outlook is changed and obtained is wisdom. This theme is evident in Sophocles “Oedipus Rex.” This plays central thesis is about a terrible curse sent upon the Thebes king, Oedipus and how he deals with the confrontation, that he is the “most accursed man.” Oedipus before his tragedy had excessive pride. Nothing would make him understand his arrogance at finding fault with everyone else, except himself....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, Tragedy]
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Oedipux Rex by Sophocles - “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled” Matt 23:12 Does tragedy bring anything good. Tragedy sometimes teaches humility. Some people recognize that suffering is inevitable in life. To others, nevertheless, they ask themselves why this is happening to them and become bitter. Their outlook on life is changed. This theme is evident in Sophocles “Oedipus Rex. The central thesis of this play is about the terrible curse sent on Oedipus, the Thebes king, and how he deals with the discernment, he is the “most accursed man.” At the beginning of the play, Oedipus sole purpose was to find the murderer of the late Thebes’s king....   [tags: tragedy, suffering, tiresias]
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Writing Across the Curriculum - Background Writing is an essential to our everyday lives and is also a form of expression, creativity, and comprehension. For students and teachers, writing across the curriculum should be taught properly and exercised through out primary and secondary grades. By utilizing writing in all academic courses as a tool for students’ independent understanding, differentiated learning is easily achieved. The teacher can also use the students’ writing as data for independent and group readiness along with progression....   [tags: education essays]
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Diversity in the Classroom - The U.S. Department of the Interior, describes the term "diversity" is used broadly to refer to many demographic variables, including, but not limited to, race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, education, geographic origin, and skill characteristics. America's diversity has given this country its unique strength, resilience and richness. (doi.gov) Diversity comes in many different aspects. Achievement gaps have been identified with respect to race and ethnicity, but also regarding gender, socioeconomic status, learning differences, disability, and limited English language ability....   [tags: social issue, affirmative action]
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Overview of Student Learning - Every student has their own preference for learning, whether it is visual instruction, auditory instruction, or kinesthetic instruction. Whichever their learning style is, teachers’ core responsibility is to instruct their students in the subject matter in a way for them to understand. At the same time, teachers must make sure that students are genuinely learning the content. There are teachers who assume these types of instructions are sufficient enough to ensure that students are learning. However, student learning goes beyond direct instruction....   [tags: education, student learning]
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The 2008 Financial Crisis - introduction The 2008 financial crisis led to a sharp increase in mortgage foreclosures primarily subprime leading to a collapse in several mortgage lenders. Recurrent foreclosures and the harms of subprime mortgages were caused by loose lending practices, housing bubble, low interest rates and extreme risk taking (Zandi, 2008). Additionally, expert analysis on the 2008 financial crisis assert that the cause was also due to erroneous monetary policy moves and poor housing policies. The federal government encouraged the expansion of risky mortgages to under-qualified borrowers....   [tags: mortgage foreclosures, mortgage lenders]
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Creativity in the Classroom - Over the past 4 years, I have been teaching Technology to students 12-16 years’ old at the International School of Tanganyika (IST), in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Technology is a course within the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP), a curriculum framework that focuses on using various technologies as well as the principles of design and the design cycle to foster “ingenuity and creativity in a devising practical solutions to given tasks.” (IBO, 2012, Group 8 section) Each year I taught the course, I was consistently amazed at how students shifted from needing me as an instructor to guide them through the process of design, constantly seeking to meet the teacher’s app...   [tags: tanzania, technology, students]
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Franz Kafka's The Trial - ... Gleefully, Josef proclaims he is nothing of the kind, but the chief financial officer of a bank, and proceeds to make a lengthy speech about how badly the entire trial was being run, how incompetent the legal system is, and how absurd the entire ordeal is because he is mostly certainly not guilty. Somewhat ironically, at no point does he ask the judge what he's been accused of, so certain is he of his complete innocence in all matters. Once Josef's speech ends, the judge makes a rather interesting response, saying, "I just want to draw your attention to the fact...that you have today deprived yourself - although you can't yet have realized it - of the advantage that an interrogation off...   [tags: joseph, accusation, book analysis]
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The Columbian Exchange: Chocolate - ... By the mid-1600s, the drink made from the little brown beans had gained widespread popularity in France. In Europe, chocolate (as a drink) gained popularity as the production of the beans became more popular. More of the lower and middle class were able to afford it, and it was considered a great treat to have. In terms of economic impact, the cacao had been a boon for the Europeans. It was praised as a delicious, health-giving food enjoyed by the wealthy (McNeill, The Columbian Exchange). Starting from its native land of South America, the cacao plant had truly traveled a long way across the globe to impact other lands....   [tags: cacao, beans, product, item]
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A World of Opportunity - ... Once Douglass told the boys, “’You will be free as soon as you are twenty-one, but I am a slave for life. Have not I as good a right to be free as you have?’” (102). That statement, had it been told to anyone in power would have acquired Douglass lashings and caused him a great deal of pain, but it did not and it generated a passion in Douglass that changed his life for the better. He turned his life away from what it was predetermined to be, and used hard-work, perseverance, and education to help him break free from the circumstance that was thought of as typically absolute, which contradicts Loewen’s idea of an inevitable fate....   [tags: society, class, perseverance, educate]
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Victorian Law Reform Commitee - Victorian Parliament Law Reform Committee Functions The functions of the Committee, as defined by Section 12 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003, are: 1) To inquire into, consider and report to the Parliament on any proposal, matter or thing concerned with – a. Legal, constitutional or parliamentary reform; b. The administration of justice; c. Law reform. 2) It is not a function of the Law Reform Committee to inquire into, consider or report to the Parliament on any proposal, matter of thing concerned with a....   [tags: essays research papers] 2980 words
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Sheila as the Only Charater Who Knows What the Inspector is Doing - Sheila as the Only Charater Who Knows What the Inspector is Doing Notes: Sheila pg 27 "you see...(…)… tell you?" pg 28 "be careful" pg 29 "I don't understand bout you" pg 29 "no mother please" Ms Birling pg 29 "I'm mrs Birling" pg 30 "we all started like that" pg 30 "mother please don't" pg 30 "you mustn't try" pg 33 "no he's giving us the rope" pg 37 "somehow he makes you" Birling pg 37 "I must protest" Mrs Birling pg 41 "No. Why should I?" Mrs Birling pg 43 "I'm very sorry" pg 48 "mother stop" In the play Inspector Calls the inspector's actions change only mildly throughout the three existent acts....   [tags: Papers] 625 words
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The Perspective of Plato and Aristotle on the Value of Art - The Perspective of Plato and Aristotle on the Value of Art   As literary critics, Plato and Aristotle disagree profoundly about the value of art in human society. Plato attempts to strip artists of the power and prominence they enjoy in his society, while Aristotle tries to develop a method of inquiry to determine the merits of an individual work of art. It is interesting to note that these two disparate notions of art are based upon the same fundamental assumption: that art is a form of mimesis, imitation....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]
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Comparing Zoline's Heat Death of the Universe and Calvino's Cosmicomics - Comparing Zoline's Heat Death of the Universe and Calvino's Cosmicomics   There is a fundamental dilemma that, presumably, each person faces as they begin to develop an understanding of their existence and identity which is something like, "What am I. Who am I. Where am I?" These questions are almost identical because they each address the same essential metaphysical issue of identity, "How and why Am I; why do I exist; what am I. What is the origin of I. Where am I going?" The answers to these difficult questions, whether intellectually satisfying or not, come in the form of cosmologies....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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What Heidegger Wishes To Transcend: Metaphysics Or Nietzsche - What Heidegger Wishes To Transcend: Metaphysics Or Nietzsche ABSTRACT: In this paper, I shall focus first on Heidegger's attempt to tackle the problem of 'metaphysics' and his wish to transcend it. Then, I shall try to evaluate his thoughts about transcending metaphysics in connection with his interpretation of Nietzsche's anthropology, which he considers to be the highest achievement in metaphysics. In my presentation today I shall focus first on Heidegger's attempt to tackle the problem of "metaphysics" and his wish to transcend it....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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The Reliability of Heidegger’s Reading of Plato’s Gigantomachia - The Reliability of Heidegger’s Reading of Plato’s Gigantomachia ABSTRACT: At issue is the reliability of Heidegger’s contention that Greek thinking, especially Plato’s, was constricted by an unthought "pre-ontology." "The meaning of being" supposedly guiding and controlling Greek ontology is "Being = presence." This made "the question of the meaning of ousia itself" inaccessible to the Greeks. Heidegger’s Plato’s Sophist is his most extensive treatment of a single dialogue. To test his own reliability, he proposes "to demonstrate, by the success of an actual interpretation of [the Gigantomachia], that this sense of Being [as presence] in fact guided [Plato’s] ontological questioning ....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers] 3630 words
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Justice As Desert: Is There Any Such Thing? - Justice As Desert: Is There Any Such Thing. ABSTRACT: Philosopher Matthew Lipman, in Social Inquiry, says that there are instances in which 'what one deserves may be specified fairly readily. A sick child deserves medicine, a hungry child deserves food, children deserve an education...' This seems to imply that these are cases in which what one deserves is clear-cut, and only when 'the cases become more complicated' does it become 'progressively more difficult' to determine desert. I would submit that these cases are not nearly so cut-and-dry, in terms of determining desert, as one might imagine....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Davidson's "The Folly of Trying to Define Truth" - Davidson's "The Folly of Trying to Define Truth" Davidson’s argument against the possibility of defining truth draws upon the work of Tarski. However, Tarski’s assumption that the semantic conception of truth holds only for formal languages which are not semantically closed is not as plausible as it seems to be since it can be shown that this would result in the impossibility of formulating a theory of truth, because the epistemological presuppositions of formal semantics undermine any theory of representation of reality in which our cognitions can be true or false representations....   [tags: Philosophy Argumentative Papers]
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The Conflict of Paideias in Gadamer's Thought - The Conflict of Paideias in Gadamer's Thought (1) ABSTRACT: Although Gadamer's study of Greek paideia has been virtually ignored in the scholarly literature, I argue that it is central to his philosophy of education. Gadamer singles out three kinds of paideia: traditional, sophistic and philosophic. Traditional paideia, grounded in an unaware habit or disposition of the soul, was vulnerable when sophistic paideia brought reasoned argument against it. This 'new' paideia originally supported traditional notions of the just and the good with its conscious art of argumentation and pragmatic enhancement of success....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers] 4681 words
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History of the Origins of Environmental Ethics - History of the Origins of Environmental Ethics The inspiration for environmental ethics was the first Earth Day in 1970 when environmentalists started urging philosophers who were involved with environmental groups to do something about environmental ethics. An intellectual climate had developed in the last few years of the 1960s in large part because of the publication of two papers in Science: Lynn White's "The Historical Roots of our Ecologic Crisis" (March 1967) and Garett Hardin's "The Tragedy of the Commons" (December 1968)....   [tags: Ethics Philosophy Essays] 1036 words
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The Views and Opinions of Francis Bacon - Francis Bacon wrote more than 30 works of philosophy and many other tracts on law and science. He is regarded by many as the father of British empiricism. In his Novum Organum (1620), he presents a "new method" for acquiring knowledge that abandons the traditional deference toward the received wisdoms of Aristotle and other classical sources and advocates inductive, theory-free observations by the senses. The main features of Baconian scientific inquiry (chastity, holiness and legality), Bacon's criteria for assessing the merit of philosophical ideas (usefulness and charitgy), the main themes of Bacon's Instauratio Magna; and his identification of obstacles to the acquisition of knowledge (a...   [tags: American History] 714 words
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The Dramatic Function of Inspector Goole - The Dramatic Function of Inspector Goole Inspector Goole is an enigma; we never even discover his first name. While the other characters all develop and change in some way from the beginning to the end of the play Goole remains the same, emotionless and determined. He also frequently repeats "I haven't much time", while seemingly having all the time in the world for the inquiry. While spelled differently, Goole is pronounced the same as the word 'ghoul', which means a malevolent spirit or ghost or someone who is unnaturally preoccupied with death....   [tags: Papers] 2042 words
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It's Time for Education Reform -  In "Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction," Ralph Tyler stated that we should determine what our children need to learn through analysis of contemporary society (1949). I argue further that we must teach beyond today's situation to prepare our students for an uncertain future. All things considered, students' minimal exposure to technology in schools is mystifying. How can we prepare our students for tomorrow's world when we continue to teach with methods and materials from yesterday. My early experiences as a teacher and in my Master's degree program have inspired me to work to integrate technology into the inquiry and constructivist models of science education....   [tags: Education Reform Essays] 934 words
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The Discovery of Amerigo Vespucci - The Discovery of Amerigo Vespucci Who was Amerigo Vespucci. This is a question I asked myself as I was researching the man credited with the discovery of the new world. Much information has been written about Christopher Columbus and very little about Amerigo Vespucci. To understand who Amerigo Vespucci was is to look at his life and times in that time period. This paper is an attempt to look at his history and try to get a better understanding of his life in the “Age of Discovery”. To have an understanding of Vespucci is to remember that to the day of his death, Columbus persisted in claiming he was in parts of Asia....   [tags: American America History]
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Qualitative Research for Instructional Technology - Qualitative Research for Instructional Technology Background: A trend of the past several years has been the growing use of 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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Plato's Dialogues As Educational Models - Dialogue, Dialectic, and Maieutic: Plato's Dialogues As Educational Models ABSTRACT: Plato’s Socrates exemplies the progress of the dialectical method of inquiry. Such a method is capable of actualizing an interlocutor’s latent potential for philosophizing dialectically. The dianoetic practice of Plato’s Socrates is a mixture of dialectical assertions and questions arising out of his ethical concern for the interlocutor. The Dialogues act as educational models exhibiting how one inquires and learns as well as how one must teach in order that others learn to be participants in (or practitioners of) the dialectic....   [tags: Philosophy Research Papers]
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Two Points Against Naturalized Epistemology - Two Points Against Naturalized Epistemology ABSTRACT: My aim is to raise two points against naturalizing epistemology. First, against Quine’s version of naturalizing epistemology, I claim that the traditional questions of epistemology are indispensable, in that they impose themselves in every attempt to construct an epistemology. These epistemological questions are pre- and extra-scientific questions; they are beyond the scientific domain of research, thus, for a distinct province of inquiry. Second, I claim that no naturalistic account can be given as an answer to the traditional question of justification....   [tags: Epistemology Research Papers]
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Milton and Cavendish: Faithful Realists - Milton and Cavendish: Faithful Realists Inquiries regarding the nature and acquisition of knowledge, coupled with the monumental question of whether human beings are capable of accruing knowledge–the philosophical study of epistemology–has roots buried in antiquity: Genesis, to be exact. Great thinkers of the Western tradition have both accepted and rejected components of Old Testament lore; Platonic and Aristotelian philosophers have indeed battled for centuries over the way in which reality is understood....   [tags: Paradise lost Blazing World]
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A Humean Critique of Descartes - A Humean Critique of Descartes Montreal has big potholes. Lots of them. If one is to truly understand the philosophy of Hume and Descartes, one must understand what they would do with crummy roads as civil engineers in Montreal. Hume would probably repave the roads based on the success of past designs and the results of empirical data. Descartes, on the other hand, would probably leave nothing unscathed after attacking the problem with reason, scrapping the existing roadmap and re-building roads with new foundations and new directions....   [tags: Descartes Critique Philosophy Philosopher Essays]
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Brechtian Theater and Caryl Churchill - Women in Brechtian theater play important roles such as that of wives, mothers, and workers. For example, Pelagea Vlassova, in "The Mother" undergoes the transformation from a widow, home bound and uneducated, to a revolutionary, fighting against class oppression. However, Brecht uses Vlassova's experienced are entirely dictated on the basis of her class; her sex appears to have no bearing on any aspect of the play. In contrast, the women in Caryl Churchill's "A Mouthful of Birds" are portrayed primarily as female, with the suggestion of class oppression as an underlying theme....   [tags: Performance Arts] 2167 words
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The Los Angeles Police Department - The Los Angeles Police Department Police: Breakdowns that allowed corruption are still uncorrected, study finds. The chief concedes that mediocrity became a way of life at all levels of the department. The Los Angeles Police Department failed time and again to take steps that might have headed off the worst corruption scandal in its history, according to a sweeping self-indictment prepared by the department's own leaders. In a letter accompanying the long-awaited Board of Inquiry report into the corruption centered in the department's Rampart Division, Police Chief Bernard C....   [tags: Papers] 1391 words
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Evaluating the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Structured versus Unstructured Interviews - Agarwal and Tanniru conducted a field experiment to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of structured versus unstructured interviews, using both novice and experienced interviewers. The experiment was conducted to compare the efficiency and effectiveness of the cognitive interview with the standard information requirements interview. However, the experimental results did not indicate that structured interviews enhanced recall. This triggered the experiment using the Cognitive Interview. This experiment is to test the effects that the Cognitive Interview has on memory and recall....   [tags: Papers] 571 words
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Teaching Elementary School Science - Teaching Elementary School Science The National Science Education Standards have set the standards for teaching science. Under Program standard B the standards discuss the best ways children learn science. Program standard B states ì the program of study in the science should be developmentally appropriate, interesting and relevant to students lives: emphasize student understanding through inquiry,, and be connected with other school subjects.î This sums up what teachers need to be doing un their classrooms to teach science....   [tags: Education Learning Essays]
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Business Code of Ethics - Business Code of Ethics Every organization should have a code of ethics in place as a guide for their business to follow. The code of ethics should address the major components that are important to the particular business needs. The Society of Professional Journalists has a code of ethics that guide journalists toward the proper reporting methods and protocol which is meant to ensure that fact based journalism is the result passed on to the community. The code of ethics consists of four major areas which include seeking the truth, minimizing harm, acting independently and accountability....   [tags: Business Management Strategy Ethics] 1580 words
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Research Methods - Defining and Analyzing Mixed Method Johnson and Christensen (2007) describe mixed research as the third and newest research methodology paradigm. Philosophically, mixed research takes an eclectic, pragmatic, and commonsense approach, suggesting that the researcher mix quantitative and qualitative in a way that works best for the given research question that is studied in a particular context. Mixed research uses both deductive and inductive methods, obtains both quantitative and qualitative data, attempts to corroborate and complement findings and takes a balanced approach to research....   [tags: Mixed Research, Qualitative Method] 2274 words
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Organizational Development - Organizational Development (OD) has become more and more important for today’s organizations because the world is moving so fast that organizations have to find ways to be more effective, more innovation, more customer-driven, and more agile. Cumming and Worley (1997) define organizational development as “a process that applies a broad range of behavior science knowledge and practices to help organizations build their capacity to change and to achieve greater effectiveness” (p. 1). Therefore, OD will help organizations understand how people act to change and which change methods can work with the resistance to change that usually occurs in organizations undergoing change....   [tags: Business, Team Intervention Model] 1300 words
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Inspector Goole - Can a simple inspection turn people’s minds around. Well, Inspector Goole certainly turned the Birling’s mind around, by inspecting them one by one. During his inspection we see the effect he has on the play. He represents Priestley’s central themes, and sends a message to the audience, stating that everything we do or say can affect other people’s lives. And by his mysterious appearance we are able to see that he plays an important role in the play. The Inspector helps moves the story forward....   [tags: essays research papers] 2486 words
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The Role of Mental Variation in Cognitive Science - The Role of Mental Variation in Cognitive Science ABSTRACT: What is the role of mental variation in cognitive science. I will attempt to answer this question by dividing it into two separate questions: (1) what role does mental variation already (or implicitly) play in cognitive science. and (2) would cognitive science benefit by inquiring (explicitly) into the role of mental variation. I will attempt to show that mental variation already plays an important (though not always explicit) role in cognitive science....   [tags: Cognitive Sciences Scientific Essays]
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Bettering Higher Education - My academy experience to date has made me aware of issues in higher education that I want to explore further. Ultimately my goal is to better understand the critical issues in higher education and be able to influence change for the betterment of the academy as well as the students who are and will be participating in it. During my years at Babson College I have effectively generated change. I accomplish this by leading and participating in the practice of process development and improvement as it pertains to, event planning, data planning, inquiry outreach, and new program roll-out within Graduate Admissions....   [tags: Higher Education, career, ] 2119 words
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History of Sexuality - Married Love was an unprecedented book, which inadvertently redefined female sexuality. Often regarded as the precursor of sex-manuals, Married Love launched Stopes’ enormously successful career as a writer. Published in 1918, Married Love reviewed the intertwining relationship of marriage, sex and contraception, which in Stopes’ view were the fundamental components of a fulfilling and rewarding marriage. Like all discourse, Married Love is heavily embedded within a distinct historical and cultural context....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Sense and Sensibility - Benevolent, willing, and knowledgeable—are all characteristics of Elinor Dashwood. Authors often use characteristics of characters to portray them as imperative pieces of the plot. In Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, Elinor is shown as an important character through her compassion towards others and her willingness to help her family through difficult situations. Readers first see Elinor’s importance to the novel through her compassion towards Colonel Brandon, John Willoughby, and Edward Ferrars....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jane Austen] 640 words
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Victoria Climbie Case - Throughout this essay, the health, safety and welfare policy and practise that came about after the Victoria Climbie case will be reviewed and evaluated. After arriving in England in November 1991 from the Ivory Coast, eight-year old Victoria Climbie suffered abuse from her great-aunt, Marie-Therese Kouao, and her great-aunts partner. The anguish and eventual murder of Victoria in 2000 from hypothermia, caused by malnourishment and damp conditions, provoked ‘the most extensive investigation into the child protection system in British history’ as described by Batty (Macleod-Brudenell, 2004)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Abuse] 2197 words
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Sociocultural Constructivism Theory - Chapter 2: Theoretical Framework: Cognitive Constructivism Theory and Sociocultural Constructivism Theory As stated in Chapter I, to create better readers, many reading specialists agree that word study is a developmentally sound approach to providing reading instruction (Bear et al, 2008; Ganske, 2000; Zutell, 1999). Word study is founded on robust evidence-based research on the developmental stages of reading and spelling; however, word study and specifically word sorts have a diminuative amount of scientific evidence as to it success in reading instruction (Boscardin et al, ND)....   [tags: Sociology, Piaget] 1959 words
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The Spanish Inquisition - The Spanish Inquisition was the longest and most ruthless inquiry of faith of all time. Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and all non-Catholic religions were besieged by persecution from the Spanish government. Although it was not intended, thousands of innocent Spaniards were tortured and killed once the king and queen of Spain established the Inquisition. An Inquisition is a very complex process, and at first, seemed innocuous. Inquisitions were designated to be a series of tribunals (courts) held to push non- Catholics to repent and turn to Catholicism....   [tags: Religion, Catholic Church, Spanish Government] 718 words
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Fundamentals of Research - It has always been human nature to seek answers, find solutions to problems, observe, and bring awareness of discoveries. This process of inquiry has become more sophisticated and daunting throughout time. Nevertheless, curiosity and the need to progress remains the same. Many regard research as gathering information and using facts to support findings (Leedy & Ormrod, 2010, pg. 1-2). Nevertheless, Leedy and Ormrod (2010), define research as "a systematic process of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting information (data) in order to increase our understanding of a phenomenon about which we are interested or concerned" (Leedy & Ormond, 2010, pg....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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The Eclectic Model - For my presentation I chose the Eclectic teaching method used in Physical Education. Going into the project I had no idea what the model was or what it involved. I quickly learned the importance of the Eclectic model and how it is the most vital and widely used teaching method out. The reason for this is because it is the combination of all the teaching models and grouping them to the different age levels of the students. Obviously, there are certain games or activities that you would not do with 3rd graders because they are not developed enough to handle them....   [tags: Education]
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Beecher Tilton Scandal - On November 2, 1872 Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly published a story reporting that a prominent and well known minister, Henry Ward Beecher, allegedly had an extra marital affair with Elizabeth Tilton, the wife of a well known editor and Beecher’s assistant, Theodore Tilton. Both Tiltons were members of Beecher’s congregation. Victoria Woodhull, supporter of free love and a proponent of women’s suffrage, implied in her article that Beecher, a pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church in Brooklyn and an advocate of strong moral values, did not practice what he preached and committed adultery, something he advised against from the pulpit....   [tags: Minister, Affair]
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Law of Contract - In order for Barry to bring a successful legal action against Sarah he would have to prove the following main points of law. 1, There was a valid and current offer 2, Acceptance of a valid offer was received by Sarah. 3, The first two points occurred in the correct manner, and the offer was accepted resulting in a binding contract. The sequence of events and the resulting points of law were as follows On Monday Barry contacted Sarah, his sister to discuss IT needs as this is her area of expertise....   [tags: advertisement, dealing, business, contract]
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