WEEK 6

COMPOSITION

This week we will try to finish up our discussion on Freire and move into the stylistic points of APA writing as well as prepare ourselves for the midterm assignment that is due late next week. The assignment can be found below.

Here you will find the primary prezi of the week detailing the boring process of APA style and format that is a NECESSITY for college level courses regardless of the major.

https://prezi.com/bpcbninou4yt/apa-workshop-basic/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Here you will find a prezi detailing and summarizing the contents of Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted Talks which apply to a wide variety of problems facing the world today. You may also wish to check out the Vice News youtube channel if you are having a hard time deciding on an important problem to tackle in your writing

https://prezi.com/lnw_1jj4zyor/summary-of-sir-ken-robinsons-ted-talks/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn8zNIfYAQNdrFRrr8oibKw

If time permits, we may revisit these prezis as well

Key Terms and Vocabulary in Freire 

https://prezi.com/dse-nyymn2da/copy-of-the-banking-concept-of-education/

A deep overview of the chapter “Banking concept of education”https://prezi.com/_doyktiwovg6/paulo-freire/ 

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

We will continue our study of Carl Jung and his alternative approach to psychotherapy. There is a lot of information contained within the lectures below and it will be impossible for us to get to them all, so understand that there may be a lot of information we are unable to cover this week. Please begin preparing to learn about Jung by reading the blue handout I gave everyone about him and his theory. It is short and simple. Read it, look up new terms, and make notes in your notebooks.I have also given you a comic that outlines the essential points of Carl Jung’s life, thoughts and work. All of the Prezi’s below are helpful in understanding Jung, but we will mainly focus on the first one. If you find it interesting, then look at the other ones on your own time 😉

1. Below you will find an excellent prezi on the man and his thought.

https://prezi.com/5uupe0guimfa/jungian-analysis/

2. We will also use this prezi to illustrate differences between Freud and Jung.

https://prezi.com/izim1mruvaqj/jung-analytical-psychology/#

3. And we will use this one only for it’s beautiful quote

https://prezi.com/hzgr2n3fc-md/carl-jungs-analytical-psychology/

Here is a book that might be useful to you if you find Jung interesting and want to know more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-uzDXkIYFQ

Celebrity Psychological Types http://www.celebritytypes.com/infj.php

The test http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

LITERATURE

This week we were supposed to be examining Richard Rorty’s Philosophy Without Mirrors, but I have decided that the essay is too difficult to approach with our current level of knowledge so we will conclude our investigation of knowledge with a presentation on metaphor, and the analysis of a few poems by my favorite alcoholic, chain-smoking, woman-chasing, poet, Charles Bukowski.

Here is the prezi on metaphor. It is primarily based on a book called “The Educated Imagination” by Northrup Frye. 

https://prezi.com/dahc8amwujwz/copy-of-the-educated-imagination-the-motive-for-metaphor/

First, we will look at the poem Laughing Heart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQNmu1Q9NzA

Charles Bukowski All the Way

Here is an animation of one of the poems we will be analyizing, Bluebirdhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsc3ItAKSLc

Here is the text of the poem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyMS4qJ8NXU

What follows is a poem that is equally beautiful but perhaps a bit more difficult to understand written by American Transcendentalist, Walt Whitman.

Miracles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh_Q2oC9cMQ

ENG 20 Poems

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Week Five

COMPOSITION

This week we will continue talking about Paulo Freire, Hackschooling, and Sir Ken Robinson. Nothing much has changed here. There are no extra readings but there is a new Ted Talk from Sir Ken Robinson.

This week we will do an in-depth discussion of Paulo Freire’s “Banking Concept of Education” and the idea of oppressors and the oppressed. We will also counter-view the traditional method of education with the following TEDx Talk from the 13 year old hack schooler, Morgan Laplante, 

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, an overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEtjl3TqwB4

Transformation pedagogy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2KRB-wxDjI.

Key Terms and Vocabulary in Freire https://prezi.com/dse-nyymn2da/copy-of-the-banking-concept-of-education/

A deep overview of the chapter “Banking concept of education” https://prezi.com/_doyktiwovg6/paulo-freire/ Hopefully we will also get to talk about the basics of APA style this week, but maybe we will have to wait until next week.

https://prezi.com/bpcbninou4yt/apa-workshop-basic/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Logan Laplante on Tedx

Prezi on the summary of all of Ken Robinson’s  Ted Talks

https://prezi.com/lnw_1jj4zyor/summary-of-sir-ken-robinsons-ted-talks/

ASSIGNMENT DUE JUNE 11th

https://prezi.com/ete085iav6vk/edit/#7_13696309

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

This week we will conclude our work with Sigmund Freud and move on to talk about his one-time student and protege. Carl Jung is very important to me because he is the primary psychologist that I have dedicated my life to studying. Please begin preparing to learn about Jung by reading the blue handout I gave everyone about him and his theory. It is short and simple. Read it, look up new terms, and make notes in your notebooks.I have also given you a comic that outlines the essential points of Carl Jung’s life, thoughts and work. All of the Prezi’s below are helpful in understanding Jung, but we will mainly focus on the first one. If you find it interesting, then look at the other ones on your own time 😉

1. Below you will find an excellent prezi on the man and his thought.

https://prezi.com/5uupe0guimfa/jungian-analysis/

2. We will also use this prezi to illustrate differences between Freud and Jung.

https://prezi.com/izim1mruvaqj/jung-analytical-psychology/#

3. And we will use this one only for it’s beautiful quote

https://prezi.com/hzgr2n3fc-md/carl-jungs-analytical-psychology/

Here is a book that might be useful to you if you find Jung interesting and want to know more.

Celebrity Psychological Types http://www.celebritytypes.com/infj.php

The test

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

LITERATURE

For this week please read Edmund Gettier’s Is Justified Knowledge True Belief? on pages 25-28. Also, look up “The Gettier problem” on your own in Japanese. Here is an entry on Gettier from Wikipedia http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%B2%E3%83%86%E3%82%A3%E3%82%A2%E5%95%8F%E9%A1%8C

Here is a youtube link that describes the problem posed by Gettier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEvDQc0GciQ

Here is a pdf of the text so you can read it on your phone http://philosophyfaculty.ucsd.edu/faculty/rarneson/courses/gettierphilreading.pdf

A very detailed lecture on the topic for those who are interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AaY5WjiKtQ

And here is a prezi overviewing the topic

https://prezi.com/ha4ryzexkaxu/knowledge-as-jtb/

https://prezi.com/bv7lyuykryjy/the-gettier-problem/

Zeno’s Paradox

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-zeno-s-dichotomy-paradox-colm-kelleher#review

WEEK 4

ENGLISH 10: COMPOSITION

This week we will do an in-depth discussion of Paulo Freire’s “Banking Concept of Education” and the idea of oppressors and the oppressed. We will also counter-view the traditional method of education with the following TEDx Talk from the 13 year old hack schooler, Morgan Laplante, 

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, an overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEtjl3TqwB4

Transformation pedagogy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2KRB-wxDjI.

Key Terms and Vocabulary in Freire

https://prezi.com/dse-nyymn2da/copy-of-the-banking-concept-of-education/

A deep overview of the chapter “Banking concept of education”

https://prezi.com/_doyktiwovg6/paulo-freire/

Hopefully we will also get to talk about the basics of APA style this week, but maybe we will have to wait until next week.

https://prezi.com/bpcbninou4yt/apa-workshop-basic/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Logan Laplante on Tedx

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Please subscribe to this youtube channel and and watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo4pMVb0R6M

We will be exploring the concept of ‘theories’ this week. We will also continue examining a question similar to the ones we are wrestling with in out literature class: what is true knowledge? How can we be certain that an idea or theory is true?

Here is a presentation on theories themselves and nature vs nurture

https://prezi.com/8cfvfo-m_zmg/nature-vs-nurture/

Rupert Sheldrake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra7J1CX-GzQ

Below you will find a highly rated presentation on psychoanalytic theory that was not created by me. Please spend some re-viewing it outside of class so you can try to understand it deeply.

https://www.academia.edu/11277580/Psychoanalysis_and_Mythology_1_

I’ve also prepared a comic on Freud to be read as a supplement to our class.
* it is optional

Here is our resource for understanding Freud more clearly

http://prezi.com/lwnj2nejbppz/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

***GRADED RESEARCH USING THE COMIC “ACTION PHILOSOPHERS!” CHAPTER 7 “SIGMUND FREUD”

ENGLISH 20 LITERATURE

Necessities

This week we will discuss Plato’s Theaetetus which is titled as Knowledge as Justified True Belief.

We will first begin with this teded.com lesson on Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. This is perhaps one of the most well known pieces of philosophy in history.

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/plato-s-allegory-of-the-cave-alex-gendler

Questions for discussion

1. What is a “Thought Experiment”? Why is Plato’s story considered a thought experiment?

2. How do the prisoners respond to being chained up in the cave? Do they struggle and fight to get free or do they just accept their terrible situation?

3. How does the prisoner who is freed feel when he escapes the cave and sees the real world for the first time?

4. What does the escaped prisoner try to do after he sees the outside world?

5. How do the other prisoners react to his story? Why do you think they do that?

***This last question is similar to what actually happened to Plato’s teacher, Socrates, in real life. He was accused of making the young people of Athens immoral through his teachings and was sentenced to death. This was because he was helping young people see the world from a different perspective and helping them think FOR THEMSELVES, instead of only following tradition.***

Here is a wikipedia link to the article in Japanese as the English will likely be quite difficult to understand. http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%86%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%83%86%E3%83%88%E3%82%B9_(%E5%AF%BE%E8%A9%B1%E7%AF%87)

Here is this week’s prezi on Plato’s Theory of Knowledge as it is presented in The Allegory of the Cave and The Theaetititus https://prezi.com/tvmfd16nflwz/plato-and-the-allegory-of-the-cave/

Even more important, here is a Japanese Translation of the text

http://www.chs.nihon-u.ac.jp/philosophy/faculty/iida/MATUNAGA.pdf

Extra Points for Understanding

Here is a research article in Japanese explaining the dialogue/story in full http://repo.lib.ryukoku.ac.jp/jspui/bitstream/10519/4915/1/rd-bn-ky_034_021.pdf

This is the episode list of an excellent and short podcast called, History of Philosophy without any gaps, http://www.historyofphilosophy.net/all-episodes If you are interested, you can also look up talks on other philosophers and transcripts (written reviews) of the episodes. Here is a link to episode 22 on Theaetetus http://www.historyofphilosophy.net/plato-theaetetus

The excellent Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato-theaetetus/

A Prezi covering several of the readings from this section that ask the question, “Is knowledge justified true belief?” http://prezi.com/yy-rshqkha3w/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

SIDEBAR: Ted Talks: How Philosophy can save your life, and Meditation for beginners.

How Philosophy can save your life

When Jules Evans was in his late teens, he started to be plagued by panic attacks, mood swings and other emotional problems. He eventually found help in the form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). He went to interview the inventors of CBT, and discovered they were directly inspired by ancient Greek philosophy. This started him on a five-year journey of discovery, in which he found out how life-transforming the ideas of ancient Greek philosophy can be. He met and interviewed people from many walks of life who claimed to have been greatly helped by ancient philosophy, including gangsters, astronauts, soldiers and politicians. Now, he passionately believes that the therapeutic ideas of ancient philosophy need to be rescued from the dusty museum cabinets of academia, and brought to as many people as possible, to help them improve their lives.

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: Consciousness : The Final Frontier (A guided Meditation)
Synopsis: The exploration of inner space, our own consciousness, is ultimately connected to our discovery of outer space. Just as the world becomes a smaller place with increase in communication and transport technology, so the universe becomes a smaller place with the increase in meditation technology!

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ZENTERED THE SIMPLE MEDITATION APP
Description:
zentered – a meditation helper stripped down to the bare essentials. Choose how long you want to meditate, tap on “start” and focus on the pulsing circle, breathing in when it gets bigger and breathing out when it gets smaller. If the pulse of the circle doesn’t match your breathing you can adjust the speed.