Thinking Theme The Heart of the Matter

If this notion doesn't make sense to you, it may be because we have different ideas about what constitutes theme. So let me tell you what I think theme is—and what it isn't. T HE S ILVER C HALICE SOME WRITERS ' IDEAS ABOUT THEME HARKEN ...

Author: William Bernhardt

Publisher: Babylon Books

ISBN: 9780999342084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 122

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Why do some books linger in memory long after they are read? Why are some books reread, recommended, shared in the classroom? How can you add your book to this distinguished company? The key is theme, giving your story a dynamic idea that lends it power and purpose. William Bernhardt explains what theme is, how it is best revealed, and how to find the theme that, handled correctly, will distinguish your book from all the others. Plus, in the final chapter, Bernhardt explains how your book can have a positive impact on the world in which you live.

Points of Viewing Children s Thinking

Not only could we layer by grouping stars into constellations and visually juxtaposing the chunks of data; now we could also use a Significance measure with themes associated with a star, constellation, or note.

Author: Ricki Goldman-Segall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317778677

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This book is about learning and ethnography in the context of technologies. Simultaneously, it portrays young people's "thinking attitudes" in computer-based learning environments, and it describes how the practice of ethnography is changing in a digital world. The author likens this form of interaction to "the double helix," where learning and ethnography are intertwined to tell an emergent story about partnerships with technology. Two school computer cultures were videotaped for this study. Separated not only by geography -- one school is on the east coast of New England and the other on the west coast of British Columbia on Vancouver Island -- they are also separated in other ways: ethnic make-up and inner-city vs. rural settings to name only two. Yet these two schools are joined by a strong thread: a change in their respective cultures with the advent of intensive computer-use on the part of the students. Both school communities have watched their young people gain literacy and competence, and their tools have changed from pen to computer, video camera, multimedia and the Internet. Perhaps most striking is that the way they think of themselves as learners has also changed: they see themselves as an active participant, in the pilot's seat or director's chair, as they chart new connections between diverse and often unpredictable worlds of knowledge.

Applications of Systems Thinking and Soft Operations Research in Managing Complexity

In this complex problem landscape, systems thinking emerges as both a worldview and a process in the sense that it ... it applies along three themes: • Organizational theme • Disaster Management theme • Systems Thinking theme This book ...

Author: Anthony J. Masys

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319211060

Category: Science

Page: 322

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This book captures current trends and developments in the field of systems thinking and soft operations research which can be applied to solve today's problems of dynamic complexity and interdependency. Such ‘wicked problems’ and messes are seemingly intractable problems characterized as value-laden, ambiguous, and unstable, that resist being tamed by classical problem solving. Actions and interventions associated with this complex problem space can have highly unpredictable and unintended consequences. Examples of such complex problems include health care reform, global climate change, transnational serious and organized crime, terrorism, homeland security, human security, disaster management, and humanitarian aid. Moving towards the development of solutions to these complex problem spaces depends on the lens we use to examine them and how we frame the problem. It will be shown that systems thinking and soft operations research has had great success in contributing to the management of complexity.

International Deficit Thinking

my unpacking of the deficit thinking model in chapter 1, the most significant discussion pertains to an overview of seven characteristics: (a) blaming the victim; ... I refer to these categorized reviews as “deficit thinking themes.

Author: Richard R. Valencia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000754063

Category: Education

Page: 276

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International Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice explores the incontrovertible reality of the persistent and pervasive academic achievement gap in many countries between marginalized students (primarily of color) and their economically advantaged White counterparts. For example, International Deficit Thinking discusses the cases of low-socioeconomic Black and Mexican American students in the United States, Indigenous Māori students in New Zealand, and immigrant Moroccan and Turkish pupils in Belgium. The predominant theoretical perspective that has been advanced to explain the school failure of marginalized students is the deficit thinking paradigm—a parsimonious, endogenous, and pseudoscientific model that blames such students as the makers of their own school failure. Deficit thinking asserts that the low academic achievement of many marginalized students is due to their limited intellectual ability, poor academic achievement motivation, and being raised in dysfunctional families and cultures. Drawing from, in part, critical race theory, systemic inequality analysis, and colonialism/postcolonialism, award-winning author and scholar Richard R.Valencia examines deficit thinking in education in 16 countries (e.g., Canada; Peru, Australia; England; India; South Africa). He seeks to (a) document and debunk deficit thinking as an interpretation for school failure of marginalized students; (b) offer scientifically defensible counternarratives for race-, class-, language-, and gender-based differences in academic achievement; (c) provide suggestions for workable and sustainable school reform for marginalized students.

The Psychology of Thinking

the topics and chapters into broad themes. The first theme concerns the organization of human thought. For example, a core aspect of how people think involves the comparison of existing states, stimuli, or precepts with past experience.

Author: John Paul Minda

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473933941

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Instructors - Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. How do we define thinking? Is it simply memory, perception and motor activity or perhaps something more complex such as reasoning and decision making? This book argues that thinking is an intricate mix of all these things and a very specific coordination of cognitive resources. Divided into three key sections, there are chapters on the organization of human thought, general reasoning and thinking and behavioural outcomes of thinking. These three overarching themes provide a broad theoretical framework with which to explore wider issues in cognition and cognitive psychology and there are chapters on motivation and language plus a strong focus on problem solving, reasoning and decision making – all of which are central to a solid understanding of this field. The book also explores the cognitive processes behind perception and memory, how we might differentiate expertise from skilled, competent performance and the interaction between language, culture and thought.

Critical Thinking and Writing in Nursing

Just how many themes you develop over the nursing course is something to negotiate with your personal tutor. ... THINKING. Study now the above opening statement on the theme of listening. Why do you think that it needs both an ...

Author: Bob Price

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781529761801

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Critical thinking and writing is central to effective nursing practice. Written specifically for nursing students, this book offers practical guidance on what it means to think critically as a nurse and how to apply this to study and practice. From critically reviewing literature for assessments to evaluating evidence to support decision-making in practice, the book provides a unique framework for developing essential critical skills. Key features A new chapter on ′Writing the Clinical Case Study′, along with new guidance on how to become a successful independent learner, advice on managing information overload, and many more updates and enhancements on the previous edition. Each chapter is mapped to the 2018 NMC standards Filled with activities and student case studies demonstrating how to apply critical thinking and reflection in practice Innovative approach that introduces the different levels of critical thinking and reflection required of degree level study

The Emergence and Development of Scientific Thinking during the Early Years Basic Processes and Supportive Contexts

The goal of the researchers was to develop shared, describable representations of themes across interviews and categories of thinking within those themes. selected for coding by each of the researchers. They compared the coding of each ...

Author: Ageliki Nicolopoulou

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889666423

Category: Science


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Conducting Psychological Assessment

Step 2: Identifying Themes The next step in the integration process involves categorizing the data and results into ... When determining what theme each nugget of data belongs to, the categories are self, others, thinking, feeling, ...

Author: A. Jordan Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119687214

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Praise for CONDUCTING PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT "This new addition of Wright's useful text is a tour de force. No one else writes more clearly, practically, and helpfully than Wright about psychological assessment—especially about the complex process of case conceptualization. This book should be required reading in every graduate course on psychological assessment." —Stephen E. Finn, PhD, Founder, Center for Therapeutic Assessment "A. Jordan Wright's Conducting Psychological Assessment is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to every aspect of psychological testing and assessment. Blending clinical wisdom with rigorous empirical evidence, the author guides readers though every phase of the assessment process, from selecting appropriate measures and collecting test data through writing assessment reports and providing feedback to clients. Experienced clinicians, early career psychologists, and students will all benefit from this important book; it should be on every clinician's bookshelf." —Robert F. Bornstein, PhD, Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University "Conducting Psychological Assessment (2nd ed) provides a clear, concise, practical guide to essential aspects of clinical assessment. Dr. Wright presents scholarly research, draws on extensive clinical experience, and illustrates his guidelines with rich case examples. Much of this information is typically not included in other assessment books, such as how to select tests, strategies to integrate contradictory data, and how to work with clients who disagree with assessment results. Accordingly, I recommend this to all health professionals involved with clinical assessment." —Gary Groth-Marnat, PhD, ABPP, ABAP

Using Thematic Thinking to Achieve Business Success Growth and Innovation

This aspect of Thematic Thinking is closely linked to the sources of thematic similarity discussed in Chapter 3, “Kind(s) of Similar: Defining the Basics of Thematic Thinking.” Things that are part of the same theme can have a spatial, ...

Author: Julia Kathi Froehlich

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780133448092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Leverage hidden similarities and connections to succeed in new markets and avert emerging business risks! Firmly rooted in the latest cognitive science, Thematic Thinking helps you recognize your great opportunities and grave threats in distant but related industries and markets. If you're an executive, entrepreneur, or strategist, it will help you illuminate blind spots on your strategic maps and innovation processes, by radically redefining what you see as similar to your core business. Using Thematic Thinking to Achieve Business Success, Growth, and Innovation explains why this approach to innovation works so well, and how to successfully apply it in your business. Using realistic business cases, the authors show: How Thematic Thinking responds to today's radically shifting business environment, and the collapse of traditional market boundaries Why traditional approaches to innovation can often be counterproductive, and how to go beyond them How to systematically uncover deep similarities where most managers only see differences How to understand these similarities as immense new business opportunities – and uncover emerging risks you wouldn't otherwise notice until too late How to explore and combine themes, identify similarities, create and evaluate thematic ideas, organize for Thematic Thinking, and overcome obstacles to success Which Google manager would have imagined people substituting Facebook for Gmail? Which Nike manager recognizes the huge potential competitive threat now presented by Apple? With Thematic Thinking, linkages like this become clear – and innovative, once-hidden strategic options are revealed!

Understanding A3 Thinking

This is okay—in fact, encouraged—as long as the basic storyline (think “PDCA”) remains intact. ... The theme objectively describes the problem addressed in the report and reflects the thematic content of the overall story portrayed to ...

Author: Durward K. Sobek II.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439814055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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Winner of a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize. Notably flexible and brief, the A3 report has proven to be a key tool In Toyota’s successful move toward organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement, especially within its engineering and R&D organizations. The power of the A3 report, however, derives not from the report itself, but rather from the development of the culture and mindset required for the implementation of the A3 system. In Understanding A3 Thinking, the authors first show that the A3 report is an effective tool when it is implemented in conjunction with a PDCA-based management philosophy. Toyota views A3 Reports as just one piece in their PDCA management approach. Second, the authors show that the process leading to the development and management of A3 reports is at least as important as the reports themselves, because of the deep learning and professional development that occurs in the process. And finally, the authors provide a number of examples as well as some very practical advice on how to write and review A3 reports.

The Path of Archaic Thinking

In order to understand that in Heidegger's texts the relation to being is not proffered to thinking as something thought through to completion , we must at the very least consider the following themes in the following texts : ( 1 ) the ...

Author: Kenneth Maly

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791423557

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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This is the first anthology of commentary on Sallis that shows what is genuinely unique in his thought: the transformative relation of reason and imagination in thinking "after Heidegger."

Fostering Critical Thinking Through Collaborative Group Work

Theme 2 further investigated the effectiveness of group work regarding students' critical-thinking 'dispositions.' As indicated in Sect. 3.3.2, quantitative and qualitative research methods were deployed sequentially to investigate this ...

Author: Dennis Chun-Lok Fung

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811324116

Category: Education

Page: 172

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This book reports on studies contextualised within the curriculum development of General Studies in primary education and Liberal Studies in secondary education in Hong Kong. Both areas call for a learning environment that is conducive to the use of collaborative group work to foster critical thinking. By employing a mixed-methods approach and undertaking a teaching intervention based on Anderson et al.’s (2001) study, the book evaluates the effectiveness of group work in learners’ development of critical thinking skills and mindsets. In addition, it examines the influence of Chinese culture on the practice of group work. Findings from primary and secondary classrooms are subjected to a comparative analysis, yielding valuable insights into the relevance of group work for promoting critical thinking.

Teaching for Critical Thinking

This theme is the importance of teachers publicly and explicitly modeling for students their own engagement in critical thinking. The theme was explored initially in Chapter Three, where I reviewed what students said about the kinds of ...

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118146712

Category: Education

Page: 304

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praise for previous books by stephen d. brookfield "Award-winning author Stephen Brookfield offers insight,inspiration, and down-to-earth advice to all teachers in settingsas diverse as college, adult education, and secondaryschools—on how to thrive on the unpredictability of classroomlife."—Better Teaching "The author [relates] some of his own personal experiences as aneducator in encouraging critical thinking. His insight and honestyin relating these experiences is valuable andinteresting."—CBE Report "Brookfield's book will serve as an effective focus that canfacilitate faculty in thinking critically about their work, theircommunity, their relationships, not only individually butcollaboratively."—Teaching Sociology "He offers clear, jargon-free, and unpretentious guidance."—Reference & Research Book News "The author is so darned good at finding and highlighting thekey research." —Training "Brookfield illustrates practically his major scholarly interestin this readable, innovative, and perceptive book on collegeteaching."—Choice

Thinking Through Dementia

Understanding a sentence is much more akin to understanding a theme in music than one may think. What I mean is that understanding a sentence lies nearer than one thinks to what is ordinarily called understanding a musical theme.

Author: Julian C. Hughes

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191019845

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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With a rapidly expanding elderly population, there has been a marked increase in the incidence of dementia, and this dreadful, debilitating illness now affects - directly or indirectly - millions of people across the world. Dementia throws up a number of particular clinical, ethical, and conceptual problems, which mostly reflect complicated evaluative decisions, for instance about diagnosis and the distinction between normal and abnormal ageing. Different disciplines approach dementia in different ways - thus there are disease, cognitive neuropsychology, and social constructivist models of dementia, Underlying these models and approaches, each of which is clinically useful, are various and differing conceptual committments. These models carry ethical implications concerning how we ought to treat people suffereing from dementia. Thinking through Dementia offers a critique of the main models used to understand dementia-the biomedical, neuropsychological, and social constructionist. It discusses both clinical issues and cases, together with philosophical work that might help us better understand and treat this illness. Drawing on philosophical critique of models of dementia, as well as empirical data and clinical experience, the book unifies the biological, psychological, and social accounts of illness and disease. Highly original and thought provoking, this book will interest psychiatrists, philosophers, psychologists, and anyone involved in the care and management of those with dementia.

Teacher Thinking in Cultural Contexts

A second recurring theme is that teacher thinking in multicultural contexts is often dependent on how teachers view the role of and participation in different sociocultural and multicultural education contexts. Implicit in this theme is ...

Author: Francisco Rios

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438417400

Category: Education

Page: 400

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Explores how teachers think about students of color and/or a multicultural curriculum and presents opportunities for reconstructing teacher knowledge of the cultural context.

Portal through Mathematics Journey to Advanced Thinking

One may think of these relations or identities as representing a kind of equation in which the unknown is a function. Consider now, by way of illustration of the next Theme, a sequence of numbers xn for which the recurrence relation ...

Author: O. A. Ivanov

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9781470448769

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Portal through Mathematics is a collection of puzzles and problems mostly on topics relating to secondary mathematics. The problems and topics are fresh and interesting and frequently surprising. One example: the puzzle that asks how much length must be added to a belt around the Earth's equator to raise it one foot has probably achieved old chestnut status. Ivanov, after explaining the surprising answer to this question, goes a step further and asks, if you grabbed that too long belt at some point and raised it as high as possible, how high would that be? The answer to that is more surprising than the classic puzzle's answer. The book is organized into 29 themes, each a topic from algebra, geometry or calculus and each launched from an opening puzzle or problem. There are excursions into number theory, solid geometry, physics and combinatorics. Always there is an emphasis on surprise and delight. And every theme begins at a level approachable with minimal background requirements. With well over 250 puzzles and problems, there is something here sure to appeal to everyone. Portal through Mathematics will be useful for prospective secondary teachers of mathematics and may be used (as a supplementary resource) in university courses in algebra, geometry, calculus, and discrete mathematics. It can also be used for professional development for teachers looking for inspiration. However, the intended audience is much broader. Every fan of mathematics will find enjoyment in it.

The Essence of Multivariate Thinking

Themes. Quantitative methods have long been heralded for their ability to synthesize the basic meaning in a body of knowledge. ... in the hope of making conscious and apprehensible the core tenets,ifnot axioms, of multivariate thinking.

Author: Lisa L. Harlow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135652975

Category: Education

Page: 264

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The Essence of Multivariate Thinking is intended to make multivariate statistics more accessible to a wide audience. To encourage a more thorough understanding of multivariate methods, author Lisa Harlow suggests basic themes that run through most statistical methodology. The most pervasive theme is multiplicity. The author argues that the use of multivariate methods encourages multiple ways of investigating phenomena. She explains that widening our lens to identify multiple theories, constructs, measures, samples, methods, and time points provide greater reliability and validity in our research. Dr. Harlow then shows how these themes are applied to several multivariate methods, with the hope that this will ease understanding in the basic concepts of multivariate thinking. Formulas are kept at a minimum. The first three chapters review the core themes that run through multivariate methods. Seven different multivariate methods are then described using 10 questions that illuminate the main features, uses, multiplicity, themes, interpretations, and applications. The seven methods covered are multiple regression, analysis of covariance, multivariate analysis of variance, discriminant function analysis, logistic regression, canonical correlation, and principal components/factor analysis. The final chapter pulls together the principal themes and features charts that list common themes and how they pertain to each of the methods discussed. The Essence of Multivariate Thinking, features: A unique focus on the underlying themes that run through most multivariate methods. A dual focus on significance tests and effect sizes to encourage readers to adopt a thorough approach to assessing the significance and magnitude of their findings. A detailed example for each method to delineate how the multivariate themes apply. Tabular results from statistical analysis programs that mirror sections of the output files. A common dataset throughout the chapters to provide continuity with the variables and research questions. A CD with data, SAS program setup and output, homework exercises, and chapter lectures. This book is useful to advanced students, professionals, and researchers interested in applying multivariate methods in such fields as behavioral medicine, social, health, personality, developmental, cognitive, and industrial-organizational psychology, as well as in education and evaluation. A preliminary knowledge of basic statistics, research methods, basic algebra, and finite mathematics is recommended.

Thinking Quests

When thinking about the theme of weather, there are often important ideas we can take away that will help us to think about and remember the role of weather. These important ideas are called generalizations. Generalizations are based on ...

Author: Lindy Redmond


ISBN: 9781882664900

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Excite and engage your students with the thrill of discovery. Thinking Quests: Book 2 offers 60 exciting enrichment activities for grades 4-8. In each activity, students are encouraged to discover the important concepts being taught through learning experiences that emphasize both creative and critical thinking. The activities are organized around fun and engaging subjects from the traditional curriculum. For instance, this book includes activities focused on subjects such as animals, flowering plants, sports and outdoor activities, bugs, and weather. The activities offer students a fun and challenging way to learn beyond the curriculum and develop powerful productive thinking skills. Book jacket.

Thinking in Story

In 1322 Robert of Basevorn wrote an influential treatise on preaching titled, The Form of Preaching. Basevorn, as others in his day, prescribes a sermon in six parts: (1) theme: a scriptural quotation; (2) protheme: introduction of the ...

Author: Richard A. Jensen

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9781556735738

Category: Religion

Page: 145

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Jensen draws clues from the storytelling tradition which underlies much of Scripture to develop a carefully constructed rationale and design for narrative preaching. Chapters detail "sources for stories" and offer field-tested examples.

Thinking Critically through Digital Media

Exploring a theme Give the students a theme and ask them to research the theme online and create an infographic based around it to show their findings. Rationale • This is similar to mind mapping but it pushes students to organize and ...

Author: Nik Peachey

Publisher: PeacheyPublications Ltd


Category: Education

Page: 174

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Although the use of internet and digital materials in the language classroom has come a long way over the last 25 years, still the vast majority of web based material that finds its way into the language classroom is used for information input or comprehension purposes. The students’ interaction with the materials is as such largely passive with the teacher controlling the suitability of the materials selected and deciding what information the students will extract from it. In Thinking Critically through Digital Media I have tried to build on this model, but develop it and take it to deeper and more critical levels of analysis that go beyond the superficial linguistic level and help to develop students not only as English language speakers but as capable information literate participants in the global knowledge economy. The book uses as its basis the development of key digital literacies. These include the ability to understand visually presented data, the ability collect and analyse data using a range of techniques and survey tools and the ability to create and deliver a range of presentation types using digital media tools. Whilst developing these digital literacies students are also encouraged to assess the validity, credibility and underlying bias of the information they study and are given a range of research tools and techniques for reassessing the information and evaluating how it fits within their personal framework of belief systems and values. The book itself has four main chapters. The first three chapters contain a range of activities that teachers can use with students to develop their abilities to understand and create infographics, develop research polls and surveys and create and deliver presentations. These activities give students hands-on exposure to a range of recommended tools and develop students as active creators of information whilst developing their abilities to work collaboratively in digital online environments. The fourth key chapter of the book is a collection of lesson plans that teachers can use to take students through a complete process from accessing their existing knowledge about a topic, understanding new input, examining how the information fits into their existing value scheme, checking the credibility and validity of the information, carrying out their own parallel research through social media to finally sharing and reevaluating what they have learned. You can see an example of the classroom materials here: I believe that the skills and abilities teachers can help students develop through the use of these materials are ones that are sadly lacking, not only in the English language classroom but also in the general education of many students around the world. Through the use of these materials, I hope teachers can develop more actively and intellectually critical students who approach digital media with the ability not only to comprehend and consume information but also understand the possible bias, motivation and underlying values of those creating the information. I believe these skills and abilities are key to creating a more tolerant, open-minded and critically aware global society.