http://butterflyeffect.hoop.la...1-456308404136523913 Taryn Gendron wrote this post on the Science of Imagination, the two of you appear to have similar fields of interest, maybe it you should talk to each other
Wow! That's a really cool view point on imagination. What comes to mind for me is dreaming. When I'm dreaming I've always experienced that specific feeling you mentioned of not being wrong, no matter what. Everything that happens while I dream is right,because I define the universe of my own dream. I know this is straying off your topic a bit, but I'm super interested in how dreaming does or doesn't contribute to the development (and degradation!) of imagination. Have you come across...
I never thought of imagination like that, in the sense that we grow out of it due to the education system telling us that being incorrect is the worst thing. You mentioned that the imaginative parts of school are not being treated the same as the academics. Just a thought, but what if they are being treated the same, in the sense that, in both, we are afraid of being incorrect. I've noticed that quite a few people are nervous about having the "wrong" type of creativity, or an imaginative...
I really couldn't imagine how imagination is really helpful in enhancing our creativity. I think that you guys are right since also here in Kenya students are more subjected into the academic world therefore we always tend to be afraid to do the wrong thing......but I would also agree with Taylors comment because I also think some people are afraid to imagine things or be creative this is because they are afraid that theirs would be of much less significance than the others.I wish you all...
Jessica, i think i bumped my head and now i changed my mind,creativity does not come through education but education come through creativity,people like Steve Jobs with Apple,Michael Dell with Dell gadgets,Bill Gaits with software,Richard Bradson with virgin group of business;they all are college dropouts,dropped out to venture into creative business of techs,William Shakespeare was not so good in learning but emerged to be great man in the history of the world!
Samuel - perspective is important remember. Maybe for you, inspiration and creativity is spurred from all the things you learn in school, but that's not necessarily true for everyone. I love that you brought that up though. I hope Megan and Taryn incorporate your views into this.
that's a really neat perspective. i hadn't thought of it that way. what about the people who have changed the world? i wonder if they thought the same way when they were younger? did they ever think they could do what they did? i think that lots of motivation in students comes from something that they personally are passionate about not something that someone is asking them to do.
With compassion, I think its somthig we are wired and born to do. Take love for example, we cannot be artificially programed to love someone/something. I think emotions such as love, compassion, empathy and gentleness has to come from within.
I was just reading a blog based from a book called "More Than Footprints". A huge topic on the site was if volunteering time and building relationships with these young kids, than leaving completely and cutting ties with them caused more harm than good. I'm interested to see what comes from this, hard not to go straight to a personal place.
I think that this is a better and more understandable question than your last one. I didn't really get what your question was, or what it was leading to before, but now its much clearer. I have never thought about the effects that the volunteers have on people after they leave. Looking forward to seeing where your new question leads.
Mageto...... I also love love this topic on child abuse,What i think is the government should add the orphanages,That is suitable than for them to suffer in their employees house they better be in the orphanages where they get every thing even free education.
It is an interesting topic ,but i think the government have set rules and regulation that governs and protect children .If a parent is caught abusing children he/she should be taken to court and face the charges ... no negotiations.
This is very interesting. I have done some reading here and there on the subject of empathy. There are some cool philosophy forums where people talk about the 'evolutionary' purpose of guilt, altruism and compassion, I have forgotten the sites but a quick google search should do the job. How are you thinking of pushing this research further? Are you going have any experiments?
I think that you make a very good point about compassion not needing to be a deep feeling or strong feeling. I also like the part about Hoffman's research, and I think it's very true how there are many different levels of compassion. I know your project is on elementary school kids, but I was just wondering what age you are going up to? Good luck!
I really like your topic! There are so many different ways to show compassion, and everyone is different. People or children will start understanding different levels of compassion at different times. What is the most influence for children to learn these ideas?
1/9 children struggle in Canada while living under the poverty line. This is caused by living in a family of addiction, the increase of population,the decrease in jobs available, living in single parent household, living with a guardian that has a disability, having a disability yourself or what your race is. More than one third of children in Canada, living in poverty are in a household with a family member that has full time, year-round employment. Almost 1 in every 5 households experience...
I think that this is some really interesting research! Everything that you said is true, and it's very sad. It's very upsetting that families that live among us live in these conditions. It's very hard to think about.. I think this topic is very cool! Good luck with the rest of your project!!
wow it is really touching and kinda sad getting to know that there are such people living under such conditions.some are too young to face some of this challenges but the projects that you guys in Canada have are very helpful and i think that most students are really appreciating that.One should not lose hope because of the circumstances she is in but instead should work hard hard in order to change the situation that she is in.
Well said. I love how you get to the emotional impacts on these youth dealing with these situations. Too often we focus on academics and these students ability and less on what they are having to deal with in their every day lives. I also think it is fantastic that you are focusing on resiliency. Often these experiences of hardship can develop a sense of internal strength and resolve to overcome. Resiliency is the new darling of much Psychology and Criminology research these days, as many...
its true for me i can say they do stop because of getting too much involved in other things and also loosing intrest in which is mostly affecting teenegers also mybe in kenya but some stop playing because of pressure from palz like some will not want to be seen playing some games maybe they see they are grown ups but mostly loosing intrest
To my response on your questions i think children are more often able to coupe with changes than any other people and therefore if trained to be socially responsible when young they will be easily get used and be what you wanna them be.
Perfect paraphrasing of research! The paragraphs are delightfully sculpted. I remember reading an interesting article a while back about how image issues is a major contribution to girls dropping out of sports and activities of the sort. Just thought I'd share that with you, as it is of great curiosity to me.
This is very true! When I was younger I was involved in sports and I didn't really care if we won or lost. Now I play a higher level and I get very competitive and I really want to win. I have also had some very bad coaches in the past who chose favorites which really annoyed me. I wasn't enjoying the sport anymore and I wanted to quit, but I stayed with it until I was happy with a good team. These are some really good points and I'm looking forward to your further research!
Many teens drop out of sports because of fear of getting injured and sometimes the shame of falling down while playing.They tend to feel they are grown ups and they cant go on playing.They have a mentality that sports are for kids.
This is soooooo true. I had to drop out of a lot of things after several injuries and at one point, I got to the level where I couldn't get financial support to reach my maximum potential. Have you come to a conclusion as to why some people stay in sports even after all those issues? I think it would be pretty cool to explain why people can stay motivated or super hyped!
I really like this question because everyone can relate to it and think, oh I wonder where I learned that from. It would also be interesting to see if it is genetic. If your parents are compassionate, you are compassionate. The other half of your question would be why are some people not compassionate,which is another point of view.
Questions like these rarely cross my mind, but I still find them interesting nonetheless! How might you describe the compassion younger children show? Or how do you rate it? Seeing as how you plan on interviewing teachers, students, and parents, I'm excited to see the solid information you'll gather! Good luck!
A very interesting topic, Emily! It might be useful to have a look at the new curriculum being implemented in elementary school. Teachers are literally going to be teaching kids compassion. It would be interesting to critique this curriculum, and use your research to determine whether it will work. Just a thought though...
I couldn't help but be very intrigued by this topic. I love a good nature v nurture debate and am excited to see which way your research will veer, if not equally divided. This project is perfect as we have ample young kids at our school along with educators, making observations and interviews easily accessible. Being fortunate to have this environment in which to conduct your study, I can anticipate your study will be more accurate and highly revealing.
i really like your question. I'm wondering, what are you going to do for the part about watching kids in classrooms and day cares? will you be hands on or watching from a distance? i think you're gong to have fun with this project!
I'm not sure if a solid remedy exists for this issue. The reason being, you cannot expect volunteers to be a permanent fixture in a child's life. There is no possible way that this can be done besides adoption and permanent staff. It doesn't matter how frequently you visit them, the issue remains the same. You are essentially robbing them of their primary care-giver every time you leave. Even children in North America who have parents working overseas develop attachment behaviour, much less...
I think the most compelling argument that Grace is making is if volunteering could potentially harm a child more than help them, would it just be better to leave them alone and do nothing? You could just let the employees of a children's home take care of them, which sounds like a reasonable solution. But the sad fact is that many children's homes are over populated with children and under staffed. They actually rely on volunteer help quite heavily. This poses a problem, especially when...
This is a really unfortunate thing to think about because you really want to help, but with doing that children might be harmed. If you are going to volunteer you have to stay in contact and keep visiting. Make sure your always there for them just as any other friend. Another option is just to work behind the scenes, which may be just as effective, just not the point you are trying to make. People create attachments to others , especially if they don't have many people supporting them.
Ken Robinson said, “We don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather we get educated out of it.” As children go through the education system they are slowly, but surely, pushed away from imagination. All children, when...
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