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Impact of Deindustrialization

Deindustrialization has seen the decline of innumerable communities worldwide. The expected impact of deindustrialization is generally a decrease in employment in the secondary sector, a decline in the local economy and a shift towards the tertiary and quaternary sectors. An apt example of this effect can be seen in the USA’s “Rust Belt”, the deindustrialized…

Cognitive Perspective on Learning

Generally, learning is defined as any relatively permanent change in knowledge, behavior and thinking skills, which comes through experience. Over the years psychology has played an important role in how learning and education take place, be it formulating the curriculum, instructional design, or policies related to education. Hence it is paramount to understand the learning…

Educational Psychology: Trends and Evolution

The origins of the field of Educational Psychology can be traced back to the experimental and empirical work on association and sensory activity by the anthropologist Sir Francis Galton, and the American psychologist G. Stanley Hall, who wrote The Contents of Children’s Minds (1883).   Other major theorists in the early history of the field include William James, John…

Essay: History of the Social Studies Curriculum

From reviewing social studies journals, there seems to be a regular occurrence of Kieran Egan, an educational theorist at Simon Fraser University.  While he is employed in British Columbia, he has written numerous pieces that can be viewed by American social studies educators.  In many of his articles, Egan expresses that educators would be “educationally…

Pip and Joe’s Relationship in Great Expectations

In ​Great Expectations ​(1861) by Charles Dickens, the most noteworthy relationship is the relationship between Pip, the protagonist of the novel, and his father-figure Joe, the humble blacksmith. Throughout the course of the text, this relationship evolves from a warm, brotherly relationship, forged in the fires of adversity, to a distant and fractured one, caused…