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81: George Bizek
... to hide young Georges' other school books so he would not be distracted from his musical studies. He received his first music lesson from his mother when he was just four years old. She was teaching him to read music at the same time she was teaching him his alphabet. Bizet was enrolled in the Paris Conservatory when he was nine years old. This was a special exception arranged by his uncle who taught at the Conservatory, since Bizet was still a ... his opera Faust, and who is considered the greatest musical influence in Bizet's life. And Jacque Halevy, who wrote the opera LaJuive, is also considered an important musical influence. He had a unique, unstructured teaching style. Halevy would listen to and correct his students but he would never require them to do any specific types of composition. This was to affect Bizet throughout his life as he would be ...
82: Movie: Dead Poet's Society - The Dead Poet That Killed Himself
... philosophy of carpe diam (seize the day)? Mr. Keating believed that people should "suck the marrow out of life" and live like a free thinking person even at the young age of seventeen. Centuries of teaching experience prove Mr. Keating is wrong and that tradition and discipline are the correct methods of educating. Our fledgling nation of only 200 years is a mental midget in this world. Why is it that we are 17th in the world in education. Is it that we are stupid? No, it is that we have diverged from the old world teaching methods of Europe and Asia. Japan is third is the world in education. The reason is simple. Although they manufacture most of the world's calculators, not one is used in the classroom. One really ... of a students life is that of education. That, after all, is why they are in school. To learn and no other reason. In the end, it should be noted that although Mr. Keating's teaching philosophy was debunked, he made one good point. Neil should have spoken to his parents. Neil's case is a perfect example of a mind not ready for independent thought. A mind without discipline. ...
83: Education In America
The United States has been teaching its students for countless years now. Today's education process in the United States is that of the banking process. Paulo Freire gives light to a new and advanced process by which America should learn ... subject matter, students working in small groups tend to learn more of what is taught and retain it longer than when the same content is presented in other instructional formats. Barbara Gross Davis, Tools for Teaching Group work allows multiple input into one area of study or topic and thus allows the group to come to a consensus or understanding on that topic. Group work has been tossed around for years ... by which knowledge is expanded through all. Freire also introduces, engraved into the problem proposing process, a concept called reality in process. Reality in process is basically the thinking that when learning together as man teaching man with the world/reality as the mediator knowledge will be in a constant and forwardly flow. Thus with this constant flow of knowledge you will not be acquiring the same vertically stale knowledge, ...
84: Adult Education In The U.s.
... the construct has been largely defined in terms of external control and facilitation, rather than internal cognitive processing and learning. Long¡¯s position was that, without the psychological or cognitive dimension, the focus is on teaching not learning. He argued that ¡°Pedagogical procedures whether imposed by a teacher or freely chosen by the learner remain pedagogical or ¡®teaching¡¯ activities. Hence we have other-teaching or perhaps self-teaching but not self-learning¡±. This distinction between external control and internal cognitive responsibility is the basis for the self-directed learning framework and model presented here. More recently, Brockett and ...
85: The Singing School: An American Tradition
... other public building). After the middle of the 18th century, most singing schools were conducted by itinerant singing masters, who operated them for their own profit. Although a few teachers devoted themselves full-time to teaching, the majority of them maintained other occupations such as school teaching, retail sales, or farming. These schools, taught by itinerant singing masters, were usually not affiliated with a church. Each student was charged a tuition fee, in addition to being required to purchase his own text ... supplements were similar to tune-books, but were designed to be bound with Psalters and hymnals, and included a short summary of the rules of music followed by a number of plain psalm tunes. Organized teaching methods gradually emerged from the growing singing school movement. These rules were often listed at the beginning of tune-books, and ranged from extremely simple to very complex. The directions, for example, printed in ...
86: Newfoundland
... Another such example of selfless generosity is that of Stella Burry. Stella Burry was born in Greenspond, Bonavista Bay, and the daughter of a fisherman and a mother who encouraged her to study. Stella began teaching at the age of 17, but the massive poverty she encountered led her to reconsider her career. In 1922, she attended Methodist National Training School for Missionaries and Deaconesses in Toronto, majoring in social work ... One such example is that of Dora Russell. Dora Russell was born in Change Islands, educated at Bishop Spencer School and studied for two years at Teacher's Summer School after Grade 11. She began teaching in St. Mary's Anglican School in the West End of St. John's in 1933, but resigned when she married in 1935. For the next ten years, Dora lived in various rural communities with ... women have depended on the positions and opportunities available within the education system. A few such examples are that of Edith Mary Manuel, Violet Charrington and Agnes Marion Ayre. Born in Twillingate, Edith Manuel began teaching there at the age of 16. She had only completed grade 10, but was hired to teach grades 1 to 5 at the school she had attended. Edith stayed for three years, leaving to ...
87: Could Gambling Save Science: Encouraging an Honest Consensus
... Yet little has really changed. Academia is still largely a medieval guild, with a few powerful elites, many slave-like apprentices, and members who hold a monopoly on the research patronage of princes and the teaching of their sons. Outsiders still complain about bias, saying their evidence is ignored, and many observers [Gh,Red,SmP,Syk,Tr,Tul] have noted some long-standing problems with the research component of academia. {footnote: Teaching reform is beyond the scope of this paper. I am content to observe that there are no obvious reasons why the changes I will propose should make teaching worse.} As currently practiced {footnote: Early peer reviewer consisted more of personally observing experiments and trying to reproduce analyses.} peer review is just another popularity contest, inducing familiar political games; savvy players criticize outsiders, ...
88: Leadership
... a good leader is to have a lot of good quality. There is a lot of components to establish good quality. The following key points are critical and most important to follow. When you are teaching and dealing with younger children you must be prepared to communicate on their level. Act with enthusiasm when you are playing games, show that you are interested in the things you are doing with the ... all the danger areas around you, the pool, and the kids you are responsible for. Teach the kids what's dangerous so they are aware of the hazard areas. Safety is an important aspect of teaching. It is something you must be conscious of at all times. Remember to always have an aid with you incase of an emergency and to show the kids that you are alert and looking out for them, especially if your teaching really young kids that are just learning how to swim and don't have a lot of self confidence. Last but not least, it is equally important, to be organized. Being organized is extremely ...
89: Computers and Society
... of trust in them. Computers have also reached into other places besides business, schools. Children sit in front of computers and are drilled or taught about certain subjects selected by the teacher. This method of teaching has come under fire, some people believe the computer should be a tool not a teacher, while others believe why learn from a normal teacher when a computerized version of the best can teach. The ... applied. The Belridge school district in McKittrick California was one of the most technological school districts in America. Every student had two computers, one at school and one at home, which contained many brand new teaching programs. The high school had a low powered television station that broadcasted every day. The classes were small and parent involvement was high. Even with all of these wonderful things one-third of the first ... were enraged that after all of the money spent nothing had happened, that the technology hadn't made the children become smarter, and so all of the computers were gone the next year and traditional teaching was put back in place. Belridge is an extreme example of people expecting the computers to do magic and make the children learn faster and better, much like companies hoped to raise productivity. The ...
90: Confucius 4
Confucianism, the philosophical system founded on the teaching of Confucius, who lived from 551 BC to 479 BC, dominated Chinese sociopolitical life for most of the Chinese history and largely influenced the cultures of Korea, Japan, and Indochina. The Confucian school functioned as ... positions of influence serving the rulers of the many separate states of ancient China. Confucius devoted himself to learning. At the age of 30, however, when his short-lived official career floundered, he turned to teaching others. Confucius himself never wrote down his own philosophy, although tradition credits him with editing some of the historical classics that were used as texts in his school. He apparently made an enormous impact on ... for approximately 600 years. Confucianism began to revive with the reestablishment of the Chinese dynastic power in the Tang Dynasty (618- 906 AD). The Zen Buddhist, Chan felt that "There is nothing much to Buddhist teaching." And, the education offered by Confucist teaching filled the intellectual gap. The Song Dynasty (960 - 1279 AD) produced Neo-Confucianism, which is an interpretation of classical Confucianism doctrine that addressed both Buddhist and Daoist ...


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