Linguistic and conceptual development are two important facets of the language learning process. Acquiring a new word requires the child to recognize a conceptual unit and a linguistic unit, and create a connection between them.
Primary school teachers are often bewildered by the relationship between the teaching of language and the teaching of concepts.
Should they teach language and conceptual development separately? Should they teach language first and see the kids form concepts out of the language? Or should they always combine them together?
The confusion that teachers face is whether a Russian speaker perceives reality differently from, let’s say…
Needs are essential to human functioning. The concept of human needs stems from our human nature that is the combination of the physical body and the incorporeal soul.
In order to sustain ourselves physically, we need such things as food, clean water, shelter, sleep, physical movement, and so on. These needs are understood as incontrovertible by everyone. If you are not getting them met, you will die.
Every human being on the planet is intrinsically the same — a combination of the physical body and conscious Soul or life-atom. The soul is permanent and formless and adopts the body to become a human being and experience reality.
Humans have the capacity of imagination that other species do not have. That is because of the fully evolved and developed Frontal cortex. Having a physical body with very advanced biological and neural systems, humans can communicate and experience being and existence.
In his essay, The Reach of Imagination, Polish Mathematician and Historian Jacob Bronowski says, “The tool that puts the human mind ahead of the animal is imagery.” For us, memory does not demand the preoccupation that it demands in animals, and it lasts immensely longer because we fix it in images or other substitute symbols. With the same symbolic vocabulary, we spell out the future-not one but many futures, which we weigh one against another.
Imagination is uniquely human. It allows human beings to create a rich, vivid perception of reality in their minds. The mighty human imagination can behold…
We are told that we need to “be original”. But, do we even know what that means?
When people say “be original”, it has two possible meanings — they either mean “be different from the rest” or “do something entirely new, exclusive.”
The idea of “being special” and ‘different’ from the rest has been instilled by the society in us over the ages…
“Philosophy” is derived from the word “Philosophia,” which means ‘love of wisdom.’ The discipline is all-inclusive and deals with the nature of reality, life, existence, ethics, mind, and consciousness, language, religion, metaphysics, science, and almost all areas we can think of.
Academic Philosophy is divided into these 5 categories:
The thing about philosophy is that it can be applied to every discipline. …
We are all aware that water is essential to all animal and plant life on Earth. Life is believed to have originated in water and living organisms depend on water for survival.
For example, plants use water in photosynthesis to make food for themselves. Whereas, roughly 60% of the adult human body is water and it performs many functions. They include dissolving vital nutrients in the bloodstream and delivering them to cells, regulating body temperature, dissolving waste substances, protecting tissues, joints, and the spinal cord, etc.
In the modern human world, water is an important resource with many uses including…
Wikipedia describes thought as — “Thought can refer to the ideas or arrangements of ideas that result from thinking, the act of producing thoughts, or the process of producing thoughts.
Thought (also called thinking) — the mental process in which beings form psychological associations and models of the world. Thought maybe an idea, an image, a sound, or even an emotional feeling that arises from the brain.
Simply put, thoughts are the perception that you infer and the opinion that you form of the reality around you. The number of thoughts that you can have or endless. You will never…
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a growing consensus that humanity requires new methods of knowing and understanding human beings and existence.
Incomplete and reductionist ideas laid down by science are proving inadequate to understand the existential reality. At the same time, the mysteries of Spirituality are not palatable to the inquisitive and understanding human logical thinking capabilities.
To connect the conceptual changes in science with the existential reality of human nature & values in society, we need to go beyond material science and look for a broader conceptualization.
We need a holistic epistemology that embraces both…
Time and money are both perceived realities, however, the perception of money is different from that of time. Most people look at their financial status with great attention and assess how much money they have to spend, invest, and donate. But Time is something people take for granted. They don’t look at their time the same way as they look at money, and end up wasting this incredibly precious resource.
You can always make more money. Even if you lose all of your money, it’s always possible to make more. The same cannot be said about time. Each of us…