Kenneth Bruffee’s “The Art of Collaborative Learning: Making the Most of Knowledgeable Peers” discusses the importance of autonomous collaborative learning in classrooms, that is, when multiple individuals work together, and constructively criticize and exchange ideas in order to produce a fruitful product. With autonomy, the instructor fades into the background to allow the students to govern their learning, which circumvents the traditional view of the instructor’s authority in the classroom. Collaborative learning is being integrated into numerous fields of study, as teaching institutions are realizing that students learn best socially. A key idea discussed in the reading is that learning occurs when knowledge is passed between individuals, by which learning and acquisition of knowledge are both social processes. The author
Jane Elliot, one of America’s most respected speakers on prejudice and discrimination, is well known by her quote speaking of American identity, “We don 't need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables - the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers - to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences” (Elliot). Elliot emphasizes the importance of having diversity in the country and respecting the different cultures and identities. While Jane Elliot’s idea may seem modern, it is actually rooted in historical movement ever since the Modernism Era. Just as Jane Elliot expresses the idea of embracing diversity, so too did many artists and
Julian Savulescu argues that genetic enhancement is not only morally permissible, but it is morally obligatory to genetically enhance one’s own child. Savulescu presents three points to defend his claim, but his vague language causes his argument to be unacceptable.
For Art, this barrier is his fragility and silence. His inability to speak symbolizes how others refuse to understand him. Those characteristics make it more difficult to be friends with him than it would be to befriend a flesh-and-blood person. In Art’s case, his condition of inflatability engenders a dislike of the unfamiliar in others. For this reason, it is easier for someone to merely make assumptions based on Art’s outward appearance and behavior than to put in the effort to foster a real relationship and become informed on his condition. Throughout the story, characters demonstrate this unwillingness to hear Art, whether it is Cassius Delamitri getting sick of Art’s friendly advances and tying him around a chair leg (Hill, pg. 68), or the narrator’s father belligerently misinterpreting Art’s contributions to their conversations as insults (Hill, pg. . 71). The narrator describes it as a “special something that just made other kids naturally want to kick his ass” (Hill, pg. 66). Nothing else about Art except for his condition clues the reader in on what it is about Art that could possibly be making people feel so negative towards Art, leading to the conclusion that there is nothing drawing such disdain to Art but his differences and a mistrust of the unknown. It is not uncommon for this kind of mistrust to appear in other ways in the world, though Art’s inflatability is an extreme that illustrates the symbolic silence and misunderstanding of minorities and the unfamiliar. In my own ways, I’ve experienced this kind of discrimination or avoidance because of my blindness. Admittedly, I’ve never been mistreated in the same way that Art had to endure from antagonists, but I can certainly relate to Art’s difficulty in making friends. In my case, I’ve encountered people who are uncomfortable being around a blind person because they
In conclusion, not only does she effectively contribute to the conversation regarding the decline of creativity and why it happens, but through her efficient usage of ethos, logos, pathos, and kairos, Manoush Zomorodi gives a thoroughly convincing presentation. Weaving these together creates a favorable argument for why taking time to set aside electronic devices boosts creativity. Overall, Zomorodi created a compelling argument that not only convinces her intended audience, but also those who may have initially disagreed with her.
Lenore Skenazy let her nine-year old son ride the subway alone. He had no phone and he was just fine. Lenore Skenazy reports that,” My son got home, ecstatic with independence. Half the people I 've told this episode to now want to turn me in for child abuse. As if keeping kids under lock and key and helmet and cell phone and nanny and surveillance is the right way to rear kids. It 's not. It 's debilitating — for us and for them. Meantime, my son wants his next trip to be from Queens.’ Today there is no increase in child abduction but actually a decrease. And because of this, there is no reason not to give children throughout California more freedom than they currently are given.
Theme is the main idea we take away from a story after reading it; it demonstrates a moral or lesson of the story and the story may be direct or often indirect. In the story,” Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” by Rudyard Kipling, the distinct theme is stand up for what is right. Rikki stood up for what was right by him not giving up and he kept going to make sure that everyone was protected. He was going to assassinate Nag and Nagaina because they were bullying the other animals, Nagaina stood up for what she felt was right by protecting her family and attempting assassination Rikki because he threatened her family's future and happiness. Although, the obvious claim is stand up for what is right other people might think that the theme is courage.
In Ben Robert-Smith’s opinion piece published in the Herald Sun on the 16th of January, 2017 “We Are One but We Are Many”, Robert- Smith addresses he Addresses the Australian public with the argument that is changing the date of Australia day from January 26th. He argues that the date should remain the same but should be undertaken in a manner that is “inclusive and respectful” of other Australian’s interpretation of the day. Comparatively, in Kevin V. Russell’s Letter to the Editor he presents the argument from an alternate perspective. Russell believes that the day should be changed to a day “all Australian’s can acknowledge” and that “Australia day has outlived its usefulness”. Russell’s argument is delivered in a rather blunt and passive
“wow!” I thought as I stood amazed trying to analyze the significance through each piece of art. Art has always been a form of expression. Although art has been seen as a way of freedom of speech; it did not begin to show up until the 1960’s when their art made by minorities started to be appreciated. MOLAA museum shows an important aspect of U.S. history. These exhibits exclusively made by chicano artists from Southern California, show freedom of speech and social problems such as immigration that the artists believe are present in the United States. These art pieces are aided by its use of objects, how it curates those objects, and use of space to create a relationship between viewer create many historical arguments about the significance
The same year she completed her master’s degree, Walker debuted a mural titled ‘Gone’ in New York City Drawing Center. According to Rounthwaite (2007), the mural was a representation of the historical romance that depicted civil war. The mural proved crucial in Walker’s career while equally ranking her among the leading artistic voices that captured the issue of race and racism. She has since then remained a consistent representative of race and racism problems in the American society particularly with regards to the issue of African Americans and their history. Other than capturing the issues of race, Walker has made various drawings that signify her support of feminism. Most of her images depict the problem of racism in the modern American society and a variety of other social as well as economic inequalities that persist and divide the U.S today. As opposed to adopting a one-liner approach, Walker uses her images in the form of riddles in that help in depicting the complex issues that are experienced in the U.S today. Coming from the African American ethnic minority, Walker’s images captures most issue that affects the community and women in
In this paper, I will focus on Bonnie Steinbock’s claim on whether or not we should give equal moral consideration to species outside our own species group. I will first determine what moral concern means, according to Peter singer, and explain how he views the human treatment of animals. I will then outline Steinbock’s argument against Singer’s position and explain how her criticism is part of a much broader issue: that is moral concern. I will finally make my argument against Steinbock as well as address any issues she could possibly raise against my argument.
Creating art is one of the many ways our brains can go on autopilot and deal with the stress everyday events may cause. It isn’t just drawing or painting; in fact, art can be defined as visual, auditory, or performing acts that convey unique and creative thoughts to be appreciated for their beauty by oneself or others. The artist’s thoughts become the art through their personal hardships, struggles, and overall awareness of oneself. In her essay The Sanctuary of School, Lynda Barry, an art major and successful artist, demonstrates her founding love and freedom through art provided by her teacher in her classroom as a young child. In relation
Within his argument in favor of merging his sentences under the required evidence test, Rivas-Membreno claims that “[w]ith respect to [his] conviction for soliciting witness intimidation, there is simply no evidence to support it.” If the State’s evidence is insufficient to sustain a conviction with respect to a particular charge, the proper means of challenging the charge is to make a motion for judgment of acquittal under Md. Rule 4-324. If a defendant fails to move for a judgment of acquittal, or fails to renew his motion at the conclusion of his presentation of evidence, the motion is waived. Md. Rule 4-324(c). Here, no such motion was made before the trial court. Accordingly, Rivas-Membreno waived his argument against the sufficiency
In this memo I will be going over Higher Education Debates dealing with the fears of Asian quotas being imposed; as well as going over why there seems to be a trend of Asian-American parents who are more biased towards prestigious colleges. For the first article regarding Asian quotas, I will be summarizing and reflecting upon the six arguments whether it is believed that certain Ivy league schools impose a quota on the Asian-American population or not. As for the piece dealing with Asian American parent preferring Ivy League schools for their children, I will briefly summarize and discuss the cultural reasons why Asian-American parents are highly selective over their college choices for their children.
Beatty understands the way the world works in retrospect to the events leading up to the current situation of their government. As a fireman you must know what you are doing and how it benefits your society. Beatty explains the reason that books are banned to Montag, and doing so helps us understand the most important factor in the story. You must not offend anyone whatsoever. To maintain peace you must cease from reading or writing anything that could slightly be taken out of context. "Colored people don't like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don't feel good about Uncle Tom's Cabin. Burn it."(pg. 59) Instead of causing conflict and turmoil we must find a way to make everyone happy and satisfied. This ties into parts of the Rogerian argument style which deals with problem solving over a heated debate.