Cognitive Perspective on Learning

Generally, learning is defined as any relatively permanent change in knowledge, behaviour and thinking skills, which comes through experience. Along the years psychology has played an important role in how learning and education takes 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 Dewey,…

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…

The Main Arguments for Realism

Realism can be defined according to various disciplines but In International Relations, political realism is a tradition of analysis that stresses the imperatives states face to pursue a power politics of the national interest. Political realism or realpolitik is the one of the oldest and most frequently used theories in international relations when dealing with…

What is Feminism? Types of Feminism

What is Feminism? Feminism according to Luglio, 1970 is a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing and defending equal, political, economic and social rights of women. In addition, feminism seeks to establish opportunities for women in education and employment. Feminism according to different authors stand as a domain to achieve a stand against patriarchy…

Essay : Eleanor Roosevelt and Nationalistic Zealotry

The soldier is highly revered when he dies for his country. He is labeled as a “true patriot”, a man that went to ultimate lengths for his nation. While the term “patriot” is used ubiquitously, its meaning remains in fluctuation. According to renowned former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, “[t]rue patriotism [is the] belief in the…

Karl Popper: Freudian analysis & pseudoscience

Karl Popper is regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science in the 20th century. He created concepts that developed scientific methodology, notably his empirical falsification that impacted the way we prove/ disprove theories in science today, it completely changes (makes it more accurate)  how we qualify the status of scientific truth since it…

Malala Yousafzai: Activist and Female Education

“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” -Malala Yousafzai (quotes.thefamouspeople.com). Malala Yousafzai is a well-known education activist who fights for children, mainly girls, all around the world so they can get an education. She grew up in and around school because her father is a teacher and an education advocate…

Karl Marx: Marxism and Contemporary Society

Karl Marx was a German economist philosopher and sociologist best known for his theory on capitalism and communism. Marxism is a conflict perspective which challenged functionalism which was developed by Emile Durkheim and became quite instrumental in the 1940s. Marx proposed a system in his book, ‘the communist manifesto’ which gained a lot of support…

Schizophrenia: Features, Diagnosis and Treatment

Introduction The schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders is the general categorization for the disorder that I have chosen which is schizophrenia. Some key features that define the schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders category are delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking (speech), grossly disorganized or abnormal motor behavior (including catatonia), and other negative symptoms (negative symptoms…

Literary Modernism, Existentialism, Intellectualism

Modernism as a literary movement emerged in France during the last quarter of the 19th century and remained an influential force right up until the Second World War throughout whole Europe and lasted approximately up to 1950. Modernism is also used as an umbrella term applied to the wide range of experimental and avant-garde trends…

Essay: Drug Trafficking and its International Impact

International Drug Trafficking is rated in the top five of the most common crimes and top three for the serious impact it has on people and the economy positively and negatively. The sources that have used have been peer reviewed and each of them explain the different kind of impact International Drug Trafficking offers not…