Month: March 2013

What does it take to be human?

What does it take to be human?

Occasionally a question comes out to my mind-Are we human just because of the unique traits and attributes not shared with animal or machine?

If I follow the definition of “human” , it is circular: we are human by virtue of the properties that make us human (i.e., distinct us from the animal and the machine). Clearly this is a definition by negation: that which separates us from animal and machine is our “human-ness”.

However, inevitably, we are human because we are not animal, nor machine.

Such thinking has been rendered progressively, less tenable by the advent of evolutionary and neo-evolutionary theories, which postulate a continuum in nature between animals and Man.

Our uniqueness is partly quantitative, partly qualitative.
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POWER: Everybody wants it, has it, but DOES NOT use it!

POWER: Everybody wants it, has it, but DOES NOT use it!

Let’s say that power begins in controlling something, but then the question rises- are we powerless prior to controlling it?

There are no true and false answers – it can be both Yes and No!

We have the potential, which is a power in itself, but if it is unused and undirected potential then it is NOTHING.
Out of this, the question rises – Are we powerless prior to controlling?
What I would say it that we are not powerless, but more of an ignorant. (Which of course is a version of powerlessness!!)
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Do you qualify for home-schooling?

It is self-evident that schooling at home is called homeschooling, and out of here, this is the place where children are educated at home, either by their parents, or by private tutors. Homeschooling has become popular with kids whose parents have a shifting job., as it is more convenient, because shifting schools is not only […]

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15 Secrets to boost your IQ in 30 days

The reason that people visit the gym on a regular basis, is probably the same as the one you’re interested in raising your IQ. We are not challenged enough physically or mentally and we do not think about boosting our IQ. Setting aside time to work on your mind and organizing your various mental muscles, can help […]

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Are there any educational values in puzzles?

Are there any educational values in puzzles?

 

Are you looking for a convenient way to help your child grow? Have you ever thought about the benefits that puzzles can offer?

It is a proven fact that there are many primary skills that a child can develop when constructing puzzles. Persistence and adaptable thinking are learned with the kids’ search for different ways in making the puzzle pieces fit together properly.

A child’s hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills are also improved by maneuvering the puzzle pieces and fitting them in their proper locations. Assembling puzzles helps children enthusiastically apply crucial skills, like suggestive and deductive reasoning, categorizing, problem solving, and classifying.
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Can vocabulary make you become a better learner?

Can vocabulary make you become a better learner?

Can you be a great communicator, without having great vocabulary? Think before you reply……..

You will be really surprised to learn that a really big vocabulary is not necessary in order to express yourself clearly and to move others with your words.
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59% rise for online degrees applications

59% rise for online degrees applications

Online learning provider RDI, United Kingdom reported a 59% increase in applications for undergraduate degrees.The figures are based on RDI’s January intake, representing a year on year comparison. Total applications for all online courses (including degrees, diplomas, masters and MBAs) were up over 40%.

Most notable is the surge in undergraduate degree applications, particularly when compared to UCAS figures which showed applications for traditional
university places were up only 3.5% (based on the January 15th deadline for 2013 cycle), on the back of a decline in 2012.
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Good grades are ok – but, Mastery is better!

Good grades are ok - but, Mastery is better!

When I was growing up, there was nothing better than bringing home a report card with good grades on it. I wasn’t a straight A student, but I got my share of A’s and B’s very few C’s. I guess I was what you call an excellent average student.

My parents were always checking my report card and questioned any low grades and encouraged me to do better when they felt that I was not working up to my abilities.

Since my education time up to today, good grades are still the benchmark we use to determine if a student is going to be promoted or retained. The higher achieving students, who are in high school usually strive for good grades in rigorous courses, because they know that their class ranking among other things will determine the type of college that they will be admitted to.

Good grades are something what everyone wants, and for some reason, they are just about what everyone gets.
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