Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of America. Being such, he helped create the constitution in America. One of the striking aspects of this document was the focus on freedom, including freedom of religion. In his Autobiography part 2, Franklin demonstrates his gift of irony once again as he points out the lack of freedom that organized religion allows its followers. In his view, the absence of moral teachings renders the religious establishment obsolete as an inspiration and source to good morality.
The American Dream, Myth or Reality? The United States of America, the land of opportunities. When the Vikings discovered America during the tenth century, they didn’t stay for long. The natives who lived there weren’t willing to share their country, so the Vikings left. Some centuries later, in the late fifteenth century, Christopher Columbus discovered America, and this was the first visit of lasting importance.
In the James Harvey Robinson story “On Various Kinds of Thinking” and the Ralph Waldo Emerson story “Self Reliance” both of the authors talk about the different ways people process information. Along with this, the two authors address how people pursue knowledge in different ways. For Robinson, he proves that people do not only apply their minds to work ideas out, but also the persuasion of others. On the other hand, Emerson states that we have learned to follow since it is all we have ever known and do not wish to risk stepping out of our comfort zones. Both of these authors write about similar ways of learning, but their ways also differentiate from each other.
It is now known that centuries before Columbus, Leif Ericsson, a Nordic explorer had reached America by sailing westwards from Europe. It is possible, although there is little evidence, that Columbus could have known about the voyage in which case his knowledge is based on shared knowledge. What seems certain though is that when he attempted to convince others (using only language as a way of knowing), nobody believed him. He did not succeed in transforming his personal knowledge (at least as far as the Spaniards were concerned) into shared knowledge. He could only convince his fellow country-men when returned to Spain and supported his claim by using sensory perception as he bought back all kinds of materials from the islands where he landed.
He placed significant emphasis on education and study, as they are an integral part of his vision of building a society of harmony and advocating the conduct and dispositions of "junzi". In order to become a junzi, one had to learn the ways of Confucius' teachings. It is through education that the people learn to follow "li" (behavioral and ritual propriety) and treat others with "ren" (humaneness). He often contrasted the behaviors of a superior man and a petty person in his conversations with his disciples. "The noble person is inclusive, not exclusive; the petty person is exclusive, not inclusive.
Learn by studying the causes of success or failure of other leaders. Develop a genuine interest in people and have specific goals and definite plans to grow. Have a systematic personal reading program that emphasizes not only professional subjects but also includes topics to help you understand people, both as individuals and as they function within groups. Members of my team made an honest evaluation of themselves to determine strong and weak personal qualities. We dedicated ourselves to overcoming the weak traits and further strengthened those areas in which we were strong.
"In my early professional years, I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?" (Rogers, n.d.). Carl Rogers Carl Rogers (1902-1987) greatest contribution to communication ethics was his development of Humanistic Psychology that is now widely regarded as a dominate psychotherapy theory of today. Rogers was concerned with the patient-physician relationship, he believed it was far too I-It dialogue based.
It is a `guide for successful living`. In the practice of education from a biblical basis the book of Proverbs provides us with the skill of wisdom. Jesus Christ in His teaching proclaimed that he was the fulfilment of Wisdom. As explained by the Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Bible and ethics, `wisdom is the ability to deal with other people, animals, plants or objects so that all gain from mutual dealings` It impacts the conventional understanding of life, worldview and education. The fruition of wisdom is dependent upon the relationship with Jesus Christ.
Hunt (2014) study showed that mentors need to be confident, competent and have knowledge to understand something instinctively without the need for conscious reasoning from factual student’s concerns in order to provide coherent assessment evidence. Assessment can be done in two forms which are formative and summative. Formative assessment is a stage where a mentor gives advice to the student’s performance and identify the learning needs (Kinnell and Hughes 2010). During the formative assessment with my student I was able to discuss the areas of needs, and how to improve them and also his strengths. Formative assessment helped my student to acknowledge his achievements and his strength and weakness.
c) Handle his difficulties in a rational way and strengthen his attributes. d) Makes his own decisions and plans on the basis of self understanding, accept responsibility for his decisions and take action on the plans developed. VII. The Placement Service: This is an important service in the guidance programme and is intended to help the student in situating himself in the right scholastic track, suitable place in the post-school environment, selection of suitable co-curricular activities and job oriented courses.