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Inclusive worldview and perspective shifts regarding self and others

Through transformative learning participants sought to develop greater consciousness in the service of humanity. Their worldview expanded. Molly captured the essence of this theme, “Once you get little flashes of clarity, you can’t go back to where you were before.” The following were selected as indicators of this theme. According to Frank, “You find yourself being a different person … it is a process of moving from a narrow, small, uninformed sense of the world to the ability to engage in looking at multiple perspectives.”

Nancy reported, “In the past I looked at situations in a reductionistic manner and confused my opinions as if they were facts. I now strive to be systemic. I know I still have blind spots and will always need to monitor my own egocentrism. I strive to look at an issue from multiple perspectives.”

Sharon discussed how her relationship changed,

My relationships with my social group began to change. The source of fear was that I would no longer be who I thought I was, and this change was frightening because if I am not who I thought I used to be, then who am I? I felt that people wouldn’t recognize me. I eventually overcame these fears because it became more important to me that I become an authentic person as opposed to being the person that people were comfortable with me being.

Furthermore, Cecilia reported that she will be able to influence lives,

A lot of time we will look at Dr. Martin Luther King and be excited without realizing the millions of people who took a step with him for justice. The people who proofread his speeches and gave them back to proofread again – the reader was just as important as the writer, and the walker was just as necessary as the speech, and all these different things revealed that you are just as much a part of this as is everyone else. This encourages me. I get to influence lives.

Rosie indicated,

One of my previous beliefs was that if an individual tried hard enough, he or she would be able to get out of whatever situation he or she was in. Whereas now, I would say, that definitely the whole education system and larger society have a tremendous role to play in students’ success.

Marjorie concluded, “Being in the program has opened my eyes to so many things that I didn’t really know were problems. I was so entrenched in the education system that I didn’t realize I was part of the problem.”

Differences between transmissive and transformative learning

Transmissive learning is based on didactic teaching methods. It is synonymous with Freire’s (1970) concept of the banking model of education. Information is transmitted to students through textbooks, lectures, and discussions. Mark illustrated the problem with this approach: “If this is what they want in order for me to succeed in their courses, this is what I have to give them.” A contrast to this type of teaching is what Freire calls a problem-posing model. It is a dialogic approach. Teachers view themselves as co-learners in creating conditions for transformative learning. This model has been resisted in higher education despite the opportunities it provides for transformative learning (Crowther, Galloway,&Martin, 2005). Case studies, dilemmas, and co-investigations are some of the strategies of this model. The following indicators described perceptions of transmissive teaching: Tricia stated,

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Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
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there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
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are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
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of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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