Ecological Modeling: A Common-Sense Approach to Theory and Practice William E. Grant, Todd M. Swannack
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Dec 24, 2013 - a digital ecosystem, fueled by serendipity The approach we take here is premised on the assumption that we all bring to the classroom our prior knowledge, diverse life experiences, and experiences as learners and teachers. Mar 21, 2014 - Others are poor workplace policy/practice that does not support work-family life balance, poor legislative framework for child protection, and some harmful traditional practices. Reading due: · Kumashiro, Forward, Introduction, Part I: Movements toward Anti-Oppressive Education. Reading due: · Kumashiro, Against Common Sense. In a common sense view of the world, applying “know why” (episteme) and/or “know how” (techne) in the wrong place, wrong time and/or with the wrong people signals immaturity in practice. Feb 11, 2013 - The idea that Pattern Languages offer a template for bridging the gap between theory and practice is compelling. Mar 2, 2014 - Its argument rests on a thin account of the history and philosophy of natural science, and a fragile model of interaction between scientific theory or practice and autobiographical texts. We conclude that an To ensure capturing the ramifications of risk and vulnerability points as much as possible, we adopt the Ecological Model of Childhood  as the descriptive framework. Jan 19, 2012 - The more compatible approach is to view “science” with a larger context of “systems thinking”. Oct 24, 2008 - I am very moved to open this conference on Emotions in the pre-modern era; you do surely understand that what we bring in common here are precisely our emotions – which means, in a way, our humanity. Jan 31, 2014 - Instead of modeling the study of social dynamics on the natural sciences, sustainability researchers should perhaps embrace the classics – in search of novel ways of knowing and becoming truly transdisciplinary. Commission for Africa, “Our Common Interest,” Report, Commission for Africa, London, UK, 2005. In a broader view, Stuart Umbleby describes four models used in the systems sciences: (i) linear causality; (ii) circular causality; (iii) complexity theory, and (iv) reflexivity theory:. Apr 1, 2014 - It has been argued that the routine practices of putting young children to sleep and of feeding children contribute to the cultural 'blueprint' that forms a child's identity and sense of self (Elkin & Handel, 1989; Harkness, 1980; Mead, 1975; Vygotsky, 1978). My sense is Pattern Language research and Permaculture might offer some interesting models in identifying and moving the levers of change we might need to do that, complimenting the more theoretical work of systems thinkers like I appreciate your participatory approach, as this might be the way to get that cross-disciplinary language built in.