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  • Connie's Experiences With Her Mother
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    Le Anh Sharpe Essay #3 Eng. 101.049 Jackson 12/3/98 Innocent Until Proven Guilty Tabula rasa: the mind before it is developed and changed by experience. Philosopher John Locke believed that at birth and in infancy the mind is completely passive, a clean slate, tabula rasa, on which the experiences of the individual write their own impressions. (Wiener, 2134) (Any influences from drugs, alcohol, by a mother in pregnancy, etc... excluded.) It is a given that an infant's mind is not yet fully devel...
  • Educated Person
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    Do You Have What it Takes? A Breakdown of the Educated Person by Thomas Burkhardt An educated person is a well rounded person. To be educated is to knowledgeable in many areas. Diversity is essential in the sense that many different things inspire thought, which then derive permanent conclusions from these experiences. Anyone who has the audacity to call themselves educated needs to have a firm grasp of many different areas. These categories span through Science, Technology, Language, Art, Feeli...
  • Lot About Individuals Learning Through Experience
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    John Dewey was an American psychologist, philosopher, educator, social critic and political activist. He was born in Burlington, Vermont, on October 20, 1859. Dewey graduated from the University of Vermont in 1879, and received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1884. He started his career at the University of Michigan, teaching there from 1884 to 1888 and 1889-1894, with a one year term at the University of Minnesota in 1888. In 1894 he became the chairman of the department of philosophy,...
  • My Life Experiences
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    Allowing one's personal aspirations to fall victim to life's hardships may be a desirable solution, but also a costly sacrifice. It takes perseverance, drive, and passion to rise above difficulties. My goal is simple: intellectual enrichment and the use of my knowledge to help those in need of a helping hand. My life experiences have helped me to appreciate the value of this goal, and look forward to reaching it. The college education that I am seeking goes beyond credentials in that it must fir...
  • Independent Education As A College Student
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    The Independent Education As a college student, I am thirsting for knowledge that will broaden my horizons. Ironically, I am not able to quench my thirst exclusively in the institute of higher learning that I attend. I believe society's outlook on education is incorrect. Webster's Dictionary defines that to educate is "to train by formal instruction and supervised practice". Consequently, society views the process as educators giving knowledge to the students. Contrastingly, I believe education ...
  • Freire's Model Of Education
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    Paulo Freire, and educator from Brazil, preached a style of learning that raised many questions and confrontations. He spoke of rising to the needs of the oppressed and our duty to give them the education they need to succeed. He believed in having the poor rise together and make themselves known. He saw it as the job of those who are educated to take to the impoverished and enlighten them by means of an equal, one on one relationship, where dialogue is stressed. He also saw the importance of ve...
  • Education And Interpretive Programs
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    "Interpretation is a way of making the tourist experience more memorable, more meaningful and more satisfying". Do you agree? Argue your case by using the field trip as a case-study. Interpretation in tourism is very important in the tourist experience for "mass tourism has accentuated many of the negative aspects in tourism". It is here interpretation is important for "many of the negative environmental consequences of tourism can be mitigated by effective planning and regulation" Interpretatio...
  • Controversial Progressive Education Movement
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    John Dewey had a long and prosperous career as a philosopher and as an educator. Tanner and Tanner have since called him " the greatest of American Educational Philosophers (Tanner and Tanner, 1995)". John Dewey's very influential philosophy has been a guiding force throughout the twentieth century. His philosophy is most evident today through his many writings. Probably most notable among these was his book Democracy and Education. After nearly twenty years of practicing his philosophy in "labo...

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