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Johnson, Emmanuel Janagan; Descartes, Christine H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The present study examined the level of parental influence on academic achievement in primary school students who prepare for the National-level test at standard five (grade 6), Secondary Entrance Examinations in Trinidad. A sample of 128 students studying standard five from primary schools was randomly selected. The data were analysed using SPSS.…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Study Habits
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Sages, Roger – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
In this Forum paper I examine how Orlander and Wickman represent Descartes philosophy, noting that while it might be tempting to apply one facet of a philosopher's argument, such as Descartes separation of mind and body, by doing that we do not capture the development of his thinking. I propose the phenomenological philosophy of Edmund Husserl can…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Theories, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods
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Boudreaux, Gregory Mark; Walls, Jess E. – College Mathematics Journal, 2013
Rene Descartes' method for finding tangents (equivalently, subnormals) depends on geometric and algebraic properties of a family of circles intersecting a given curve. It can be generalized to establish a calculus of subnormals, an alternative to the calculus of Newton and Leibniz. Here we prove subnormal counterparts of the well-known…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Algebra
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Walker-Descartes, Ingrid; Sealy, Yvette M.; Laraque, Danielle; Rojas, Mary – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2011
Objective: The aim of the study was to examine caregiver management strategies for child sexual abuse (CSA) when presented with hypothetical scenarios that vary in physical invasiveness. Methods: One hundred fifty three caregivers were given 3 scenarios of CSA with 7 management strategies presented in the 21-item Taking Action Strategies (TAS)…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Caregivers, Pornography
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Pouwels, Jan; Biesta, Gert – Education Sciences, 2017
This paper is about the notion of conflict in the work of John Dewey. Special attention is given to "Democracy and Education" (1916) because of its centennial and its acclaimed status of "magnum opus". After depicting "conflicts as gadflies" that stir thinking--reflection and ingenuity--and relating it to Socrates, in…
Descriptors: Conflict, Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Definitions
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Oliverio, Stefano – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2014
Starting from a suggestion of Stephen Toulmin and through an interpretation of the criticism to which Neurath, one of the founders of the Vienna Circle, submits Descartes' views on science, the paper attempts to outline a pattern of modernity opposed to the Cartesian one, that has been obtaining over the last four centuries. In particular, it…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Principles, Philosophy, Modern History
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Lowney, Charles – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2011
Michael Polanyi's conceptions of tacit knowing and emergent being are used to correct a reductionism that developed from, or reacted against, the excesses of several Cartesian assumptions: (a) the method of universal doubt; (b) the emphasis on reductive analysis to unshakeable foundations, via connections between clear and distinct ideas; (c) the…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Human Body, Cognitive Processes, Holistic Approach
Scott, Paul – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2006
Rene Descartes lived from 1596 to 1650. His contributions to geometry are still remembered today in the terminology "Descartes' plane". This paper discusses a simple theorem of Descartes, which enables students to easily determine the number of vertices of almost every polyhedron. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Plane Geometry, Mathematics Education, Equations (Mathematics)
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De Marzio, Darryl M. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2010
This essay attempts to retrieve the notion of "common sense" within the writings of Descartes and Montaigne. I suggest that both writers represent distinct traditions in which the notion is employed. Descartes represents a modernist tradition in which common sense is understood to be a cognitive faculty, while Montaigne represents a humanist…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Student Diversity, Cognitive Processes, Cultural Pluralism
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Perez, Daniel – Distance Learning, 2020
In the words of the philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes, "Cogito, ergo sum," (I think; therefore, I am). Descartes concluded that although many aspects of reality are illusions; what is certain is that one's thoughts indicate one's existence. Understanding the mechanics of reality is fundamental to scientists and philosophers,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Asynchronous Communication, Robotics, Technology Uses in Education
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Ackerson, Bruce J. – Physics Teacher, 2020
The Cartesian diver is an old and useful demonstration of fluid-related phenomena, including Archimedes' and Pascal's principles. While the diver gets its name from the scientist and philosopher René Descartes, the first written description of the device was given by Raffaello Magiotti. The modified diver presented here is related to Feynman's…
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Science Instruction, Mechanics (Physics), Motion
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Bossé, Michael J.; Cook, William J.; Castonguay, Joseph M. – PRIMUS, 2020
Following a line of inquiry regarding the exact number of real roots of a real polynomial, this investigation considers: Descartes' Rule of Signs, the Budan-Fourier Theorem, and versions of Sturm's Method in contrast with the approximate root count gleaned from graphing utilities. Online applets are provided to allow the reader to freely…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Educational Technology
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Lee, Gyeong-Geon; Hong, Hun-Gi – History of Education, 2021
Comenius (1592-1670) has been widely studied in educational research, although limited work has addressed his thinking about science education comprehensively. His Pansophist philosophy led him to believe that science was a necessary subject for all ("Omnes"). Comenius emphasised useful scientific knowledge and core principles…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational History, Philosophy, Science Curriculum
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van Rinsum, Henk; Koops, Willem – History of Education, 2016
The early history of Utrecht University (founded 1636) reflects an emerging public sphere (Habermas's "bürgerliche öffentlichkeit") of a major town in the Netherlands. This public sphere was a contested field among the different groups establishing and administering the university: university professors, town magistrates and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholics, Churches, Philosophy
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Florio, Emilia – Education Sciences, 2020
This paper proposes an experimental path aimed at guiding upper secondary school students to overcome that discontinuity, often perceived by them, between learning geometry and learning algebra. This path contributes to making students aware of how the algebraic language, formalized in the most powerful form by Descartes, grafts itself onto the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Algebra, Secondary School Mathematics, Geometry
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