Tweet Today I was reading a Cambridge University Study done just last year into the similarities between Autism and Anorexia. Here is the abstract that Simon Baron Cohen and his team looked into: “The objectives of this study were to explore associations between autistic traits and self- reported clinical symptoms in a population with anorexia …
Integrating language arts skills into social studies can be tricky. There is already a lot of subject matter to cover without having to teach reading and writing skills as well! If a social studies teacher did not receive much language arts training within his or her certification program, integrating these skills can be even more […]
We all have had students who have a difficult time with impulse control, planning ahead, time management, starting a task, completing a tas...
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Every year I look forward to the Wax Museum! It’s not just how darn cute the kids look, or how much the parents oooh and ahhh over what a great event it is, (we all need those pats on the back) but it’s the fact that I know how much the kids have gotten out […]
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Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) are among the prevalent disruptive behaviors in both children and adolescents. These disorders are under the “Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders” in the fifth edition of the
This handout makes a great addition to your digital Social Work Tool Box (also known as the Social Work Tool Kit). Along with this hand-out, a non-scholarly narrative follows to explain this important model 🙂 El Ciclo De Cambio Downloadables Social Work Tech Tools (this was moved to my Tools page because I’m updating these…
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It was an enriching privilege to have attended Dr Dely Elliot and Dr Vivienne Baumfield’s presentation today in the seminar class. Dr Elliot and Dr Baumfield, professors from the University of Glasgow (Scotland, UK) are on an adventure of a massive and ambitious project to design a questionnaire to study International PhD Journey. The one-hour class was infectiously captivating. As they highlighted their research on higher education and academic acculturation, I was captured with the concept of Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model which worked as a skeleton to the flesh of their study. They focused on international PhD students who are on an academic pilgrimage to the University of Glasgow and studied the factors that impact the progress of their study. Since a PhD is the pinnacle of academic achievement, their study has embarked on a pilot study involving 14 doctorate students from diverse backgrounds and faculty. Those opinions were largely built on the human ecology model created by Bronfenbrenner. Urie Bronfenbrenner, an American development psychologist (Russian-born) was known for designing the human ecology theory composed of 5 systems. His theory explains how a small individual ecosystem is connected and influenced by the massive community and social bionetwork. Bronfenbrenner's Model. Photo courtesy: Click LINK An individual as a small unit of the ecosystem is influenced mainly by the microsystem that consists of family, peers, schools and health facilities. No matter how hard the individual works, if there is no support and acknowledgement from the family, peers and tutors, the flame of excitement and enthusiasm is extinguished. The next system called the mesosystem network the relationship between the elements of the microsystem. It interconnects family and peers, and family and teachers. The exosystem is a bridge between large social settings that impacts the behaviour of the individual. It consists of social services, neighbours, politics, mass media and industry. The peripheral system called the macrosystem composes of the culture and values in which an individual lives. Factors such as ethnicity, race, religion, socio-economic status and poverty, culture and values largely shape the life of an individual. My life as an international student here is defined and shaped by these factors. In fact, I have been already processed through the systems of Bronfenbrenner’s model but the only thing was, I never realized it. “Life is a journey through a foreign land”- O.R. Melling
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The Great Depression was a very sad and devastating time for people in America. It effected the rich and the poor and there is so much to learn from this
A cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that affects the decisions and judgments that people make. Some of… by trasteandolinux