Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Terms Worth Noting:

Bio-Social Effect:
-Of or relating to the interaction of biological and social factors.

"The animal is born with fur or feathers, it is clothed by nature. But the baby is born naked and has to be clothed by society. It must learn to be human. And this it does in constant communication with adults, in its lifetime acquisition of culture."

The Human as the Biosocial

-The maintenance of equilibrium within a social group.
-The tendency of a system, especially the physiological system of higher animals, to maintain internal stability, owing to the coordinated response of its parts to any situation or stimulus that would tend to disturb its normal condition or function.


Cognitive Dissonance: 


-The theory that living matter or reality is made up of organic or unified wholes that are greater than the simple sum of their parts.
-Any doctrine that a system may have properties over and above those of its parts and their organization.
-The theory that parts of a whole are in intimate interconnection, such that they cannot exist independently of the whole, or cannot be understood without reference to the whole, which is thus regarded as greater than the sum of its parts. Holism is often applied to mental states, language, and ecology.

"A holistic way of thinking seeks to encompass and integrate multiple layers of meaning and experience rather than defining human possibilities narrowly. Every child is more than a future employee; every person’s intelligence and abilities are far more complex than his or her scores on standardized tests."

"Help the person feel part of the wholeness of the universe, and learning will naturally be enchanted and inviting. There is no one best way to accomplish this goal, there are many paths of learning and the holistic educator values them all; what is appropriate for some children and adults, in some situations, in some historical and social contexts, may not be best for others. The art of holistic education lies in its responsiveness to the diverse learning styles and needs of evolving human beings."


-Feelings and behavior that show a desire to help other people and a lack of selfishness
-Unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others

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