Jean Piegat: Biography & Theory of Cognitive Development

Developed a theory about childhood development that still greatly influences behavioural psychologist and educators today. Biography: -born in 1896-1980 in Neuchatel -attended the University of Neuchatel -received a PhD in Natural Science -Moved to Paris, France to teach at an all boy school -Here was what led him to his theory that young children’s cognitive…

Karl Marx: Theories, Research, Biography

Karl Marx was an economist, revolutionary and a sociologist, amongst other occupations. Moving around Germany, France and finally England, he developed his theories and ideas that would lead him to attempt a revolution to overthrow the capitalist system. Despite being close to starting one such revolution, it quickly dissipated when it lost support. He wrote…

What is Adaptation? Types of Adaptations

Change in an organism’s physical structure or behavior that improves its ability to survive in its habitat Anything that helps an organism survives in its environment is an adaptation Adaptation also refers to organisms’ ability to adjust to various conditions within their environment Examples: change in the size of bird’s beak, development of sharp teeth…

Islamic: Sacred Writings, Groups, Women

The Qur’an -“Qur’an” means recitation -The revelations that Muhammad received through Gabriel are literally the Word of God -This distinguishes it from other sacred writings (e.g. the Torah, the Bible) -Even translations from Arabic are considered suspect -The Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad over a period of 23 years -He remembered them and taught his…

What Do Jews Believe? Jewish Practices and Rituals

There is one God who is the creator of everything God is immaterial (without form) God governs the universe with honour and justice Therefore, humanity has an obligation to worship God Jewish Practices and Rituals The Synagogue: Place of worship and study Sometimes called “Shul” (Yiddish for school) The Torah Scroll: Holy book Most sacred…