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Global Citizens

Global Citizens Author Mark Gerzon
ISBN-10 9781407030821
Release 2010-02-23
Pages 256
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We are all aware of the number of global problems that need to be solved in order to save the future of the world: financial crises, the environment and terrorism, to name a few. But as the author of this stimulating and practical book makes clear, it is not enough for us to wait for governments and international companies to sort things out. We all have to realise our global common ground amidst differences everywhere in our lives, both at home and at work, locally and abroad. At the moment we are putting forward piecemeal solutions to global issues when we really need to start seeing ourselves as citizens of the world if we are to effect real change. The author, Mark Gerzon, is perfectly placed to explain this important new step which he believes we all need to take. He travels the globe lecturing, consulting and training, with clients ranging from Chinese and American politicians to leaders of the world's top think tanks, encouraging them to work together and to sharpen four key skills: witnessing, learning, connecting and partnering. Only when we have all truly become 'global citizens' does he believe we will become fully-fledged members of the human race, and start to solve the many crises facing our world.



Psychological Components of Sustainable Peace

Psychological Components of Sustainable Peace Author Peter T. Coleman
ISBN-10 9781461435556
Release 2012-06-15
Pages 382
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Scholarship on the psychology of peace has been accumulating for decades. The approach employed has been predominantly centered on addressing and preventing conflict and violence and less on the conditions associated with promoting peace. Concerns around nuclear annihilation, enemy images, discrimination, denial of basic human needs, terrorism and torture have been the focal points of most research. The Psychological Components of a Sustainable Peace moves beyond a prevention-orientation to the study of the conditions for increasing the probabilities for sustainable, cooperative peace. Such a view combines preventative scholarship with a promotive-orientation to the study of peaceful situations and societies. The contributors to this volume examine the components of various psychological theories that contribute to the promotion of a harmonious, sustainable peace. Underlying this orientation is the belief that promoting the ideas and actions which can lead to a sustainable, harmonious peace will not only contribute to the prevention of war, but will also lead to more positive, constructive relations among people and nations and to a more sustainable planet. The Psychological Components of a Sustainable Peace is valuable and stimulating reading for researchers in peace psychology, political psychology, and conflict resolution as well as others who are interested in developing a sustainable, harmonious world.



Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication

Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication Author Jane Jackson
ISBN-10 9781317908357
Release 2014-01-10
Pages 432
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Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication is a lively and accessible introduction for undergraduates who are new to the area of intercultural communication. Incorporating real-life examples from around the world and drawing on current research, this text argues against cultural stereotyping and instead provides students with a skill-building framework to enhance understanding of the complexities of language and intercultural communication in diverse international settings. Readers will learn to understand and become aware of power relations, positioning and the impact of social and political forces on language choice and the intercultural communication process. This is the essential text for undergraduate students studying courses in intercultural communication for the first time. Features include: clear learning objectives to structure your study end of chapter discussion questions to test your knowledge highlighted glossary terms to provide a strong understanding of the relevant vocabulary an array of photos including signs which make use of non-verbal codes and many examples that illustrate such issues as intercultural misunderstandings and the effects of culture shock substantial online resources for students including learning objectives, suggested readings, links to media resources and real-world intercultural scenarios and activities. Additional in-depth instructor resources feature test materials, powerpoints, key terms, extended chapter outlines and sample assignments and syllabi.



Our Vision of Europe

Our Vision of Europe Author
ISBN-10 9044111809
Release 2001
Pages 255
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Our Vision of Europe has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Our Vision of Europe also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Our Vision of Europe book for free.



Fixing Failed States

Fixing Failed States Author Ashraf Ghani
ISBN-10 9780195398618
Release 2009
Pages 254
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The Polymath

The Polymath Author Waqas Ahmed
ISBN-10 1119508487
Release 2018-11-19
Pages 352
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Every human is born with multifarious potential. Why, then, do parents, schools and employers insist that we restrict our many talents and interests; that we 'specialise' in just one? We've been sold a myth, that to 'specialise' is the only way to pursue truth, identity, or even a livelihood. Yet specialisation is nothing but an outdated system that fosters ignorance, exploitation and disillusionment and thwarts creativity, opportunity and progress. Following a series of exchanges with the world’s greatest historians, futurists, philosophers and scientists, Waqas Ahmed has weaved together a narrative of history and a vision for the future that seeks to disrupt this prevailing system of unwarranted ‘hyper-specialisation.’ In The Polymath, Waqas shows us that there is another way of thinking and being. Through an approach that is both philosophical and practical, he sets out a cognitive journey towards reclaiming your innate polymathic state. Going further, he proposes nothing less than a cultural revolution in our education and professional structures, whereby everyone is encouraged to express themselves in multiple ways and fulfil their many-sided potential. Not only does this enhance individual fulfilment, but in doing so, facilitates a conscious and creative society that is both highly motivated and well equipped to address the complexity of 21st century challenges.



Aristotle s Constitution of Athens

Aristotle s Constitution of Athens Author Aristotle
ISBN-10 OCLC:963569061
Release 1892
Pages 302
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Aristotle s Constitution of Athens has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Aristotle s Constitution of Athens also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Aristotle s Constitution of Athens book for free.



What s Worth Teaching

What s Worth Teaching Author Allan Collins
ISBN-10 9780807775660
Release 2017
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This important contribution to the future of education, by bestselling author and renowned cognitive scientist Allan Collins, proposes a school curriculum that will fit the needs of our modern era. Offering guidelines for deciding what is important to learn in order to become a knowledgeable person, a good citizen, a thoughtful worker, and a valuable friend in the 21st century, Collins considers the qualities needed for a healthy and productive life. Taking a close look at how advances in technology, communication, and the dissemination of information are reshaping the world, this volume examines how schools can foster flexible, self-directed learners who will succeed in the modern workplace. A concluding chapter presents a broad new vision for how schools can be redesigned to teach the kinds of knowledge and skills students will need in an increasingly complex society and global world. Book Features Identifies global trends and their implications for what we should be teaching our children. Explains how schools are teaching an outdated curriculum. Proposes a radical revision of the math and science curriculum. Describes how literacy is changing in the digital age. “Novel and revolutionary, this book is a much-needed wake-up call for imaginatively rethinking what education needs to become in this complex, networked, and radically contingent world.” —From the Foreword by John Seely Brown, visiting scholar and advisor to the provost, University of Southern California “Every book club, city council, school board, parent group, and teacher research network should dedicate time toward reading this book.” —Shirley Brice Heath, professor emerita of English and linguistics, Stanford University “What are the powerful ideas that will allow students to live lives of meaning and fulfillment? This book helps us imagine what this kind of education would look like.” —Janet Kolodner, chief learning scientist, Concord Consortium, and professor emerita of computer science, Georgia Tech



                                           Author Guy Debord
ISBN-10 9786180309638
Release 2016-11-25
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Στην Κοινωνία του θεάματος- που κυκλοφόρησε το 1947-, ο Guy Debord εκθέτει συνεκτικά τους τρόπους λειτουργίας της σύγχρονης κοινωνίας όπως διαμορφώνεται από τα τέλη της δεκαετίας του 1920 και γιγαντώνεται, παροξυσμικά και παρανοϊκά, έως τις μέρες μας. Μισό αιώνα μετά την πρώτη του έκδοση, αυτό το μοναδικό βιβλίο παραμένει δυναμικά επίκαιρο. Γράφει ο Debord: «Το θέαμα δεν μπορεί να εννοηθεί ως κατάχρηση ενός κόσμους της όρασης, ως το προιόν των τεχνικών μαζικής διάχυσης εικόνων. Είναι μάλλον μια Weltanschauung [κοσμοθεώρηση] που έγινε πραγματική, που εκφράστηκε υλικά. Είναι μια θεώρηση του κόσμου που έγινε αντικειμενική». Όσον αφορά τον ίδιο τον συγγραφέα, ακολούθησε στη ζωή και έως τον εκούσιο θάνατό του έναν και μοναδικό κανόνα. Τον συνοψίζει στον πρόλογο της Τρίτης γαλλικής έκδοσης του ανά χείρας έργου: «Οφείλει κανείς να διαβάσει αυτό το βιβλίο έχοντας κατά νου ότι γράφτηκε με την πρόθεση να βλάψει την κοινωνία του θεάματος. Δεν είπα ποτέ τίποτα το εξωφρενικό».