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!!
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...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
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...
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Hey Newton, I totally agree with you that children that spend over 4 or more hours of TV have a drop in intelligence. But as technology develops its not just TV anymore, its also phone's, tablets, computers. In my opinion, if you change the channel or turn the TV off the child might throw a temper tantrum or try and bargain with you to turn it back on. Great burn this week I really like how you went into deep detail about Emily's topic and I think this topic could really show how people that...
Hi Emily, This is a really interesting topic, I never knew that children as young as four months are being placed in front of a TV screen, or that the average child under the age of six watch four and a half hours of TV a day...shocking. Although you did mention at the end a positive point of watching television, I wonder if there are any more benefits to watching TV shows at a younger age. Here is a link that I hope will help you with your next round of research;...
Hi Emily, This is very interesting research. What do you think would be the difference of a child who watched tv since they were four months old and a child who has never watched tv? Would one be smarter, and the other not as educated? Would they behave differently, think differently? Would they react differently? Could one or the other have more of a chance of acquiring a disease?
This is a great post, Emily. It's interesting that videos classified as educational can have little or no effect on babies. Are there any requirements a video must fulfill to be classified as educational. If so, why are they so ineffective? Here is a study that might supplement your above research: http://journalsconsultapp.else.../articles/pedia5.pdf
Hi Emily! I, myself, was raised on tv from birth. Television wasn't made for education it was made for entertainment, people changed that to help children and for that reason I think your post is very interesting. I can't wait to hear more from you.
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