This study investigated the potential impact of e-learning on raising overseas students'
cultural awareness and explored the possibility of creating an interactive learning
environment for them to improve their English academic writing. The study was based on
a comparison of Chinese and English rhetoric in academic writing, including a comparison
of Chinese students' writings in Chinese with native English speakers' writings in English
and Chinese students' writings in English with the help of an e-course and Chinese
students' writings in English without the help of an e-course.
In many parts of the world the primary source of animal protein for humans is finfish. The
intensive culture of finfish has grown significantly since the 1980s partly because of the
dramatic decline in the natural fish stocks and the increase in fish consumption by the
ever-increasing population. For example, the worldwide consumption of fish between
1990 and 1997 increased by 30% while the capture fisheries increased only by 9%.
A wide variety of pre-reading, reading, and post-reading activities gives students numerous opportunities to develop cultural awareness as well as problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students will also build reading fluency through the practice of skills such as predicting, scanning, guessing meaning from context, and comprehension.
Contemporary interest in food is not confined to pleasure in its
consumption, but extends in every direction: to its economic
importance, the semiotics of food taste, the dangers of food
additives and the politics of food security. We live in societies
as dominated by food preferences as by sexual preferences, as
obsessed about eating too little as by eating too much. In
addition our interest in food is associated, for good and evil,
with our interest in ‘nature’.
One of the most important aspects of learning, and perhaps the most neglected, is that of developing those thinking skills that enable students to analyse texts, critically evaluate arguments, construct a sound argument of their own and present that argument clearly, coherently and effectively. Aware of the lack of publications covering this aspect, a group of lecturers in Philosophy at the Rand Afrikaans University designed a set of course notes to meet this need. These notes proved so effective that they have been used as the basis for this publication....
Danny and Heather have asked -- not demanded, asked! -- that I consider publishing books
under a NoDerivs license, so that I can consult with them before I authorize translations
of my books. They want to be able to talk to potential foreign publishers about how this
stuff works, to give me time to talk with them, to ease them into the idea, and to have the
kind of extended conversation that helped me lead Tor into their decision all those years
And I agreed. Free/open culture is something publishers need to be led to, not forced into.
At Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB) we have a student-
centered culture. Our excellent student support, facilities, services
and teaching methodology will help you obtain your goals.
Our campus is located right in the centre of Brussels which is home
to many international businesses as well as the NATO headquar-
ters. It is also the capital of the European Union. Needless to say
that the city is a multicultural and multilingual mix – full of surpris-
However, neither side of the controversy has presented convincing empirical evidence for
their claims. Private banks point towards the Italian experience to corroborate their case
for privatization. Since 1990, Italy has gradually privatized its savings banks by separating
the banking business from social and cultural activities, by abandoning the “regional prin-
ciple,” and by enforcing a reduction of the government ownership of banks.
But then another side of the issue comes to the fore. The landscapes that we
ordinarily know are not pristine nature, but cultivated landscapes, rural or
pastoral, with their towns and cities. Over the centuries, people have worked
out their geography with multiple kinds of industry and perception, mixing
nature and culture in diverse ways, no doubt some better, some worse. But
who is to say that a science-based appreciation is the only right one?
as seen by science is just the way we Westerners currently 'constitute' our
world—so the phenomenologists may say.
Universal access means that enough services and information are available, accessible and
acceptable to meet the different needs of all individuals. This requires that people can safely
reach services without travelling for a long time or distance, and that those with disabilities can
easily access buildings. Services and treatments must be affordable, and based on principles of
equity such that poor people do not bear a higher burden from the cost than more wealthy
Illness and death are important events for people everywhere. No one is spared. However, faith and medical practice not the same everywhere. How do people understand the causes of illness and death and how they deal with these events culture different from culture. It is not surprising therefore that the medical practitioners and others are becoming increas ingly aware of the need to understand the influence of the social and cultural beliefs and medical practice. Culture the usual ways of thinking and acting in a society often affect the outcome of disease, illness and even occur.
Economic thinking is all about making difficult choices. Critical economic
thinking is all about being aware of how you think about economic issues so
that you can make the best decisions possible. All of us engage in economic
thinking whether it is shopping for ourselves, making business decisions that affect
our fellow workers, or deciding on government policies that affect the entire
nation. Of course such decision making is not done solely from an economic
perspective. Shopping decisions are affected by a variety of cultural influences.
C H A P T E R T H R E E
Contributions of Medieval Muslim Scholars to the History of Economics and their Impact: A Refutation of the Schumpeterian 1 Great Gap
No historical student of the culture of Western Europe can ever reconstruct for himself the intellectual values of the later Middle Ages unless he possesses a vivid awareness of Islam
Soil provides a list of services to all users of terrestrial ecosystems and is crucial to our agricultural societies. From an anthropogenic point of view, soil quality may be then measured in terms of the services the soil provides to our society. The value of soil services to human societies has changed during history and thus the value we give to soils has also changed over time as it depends upon the economic and cultural basis of a society for a given context. While throughout history human awareness of the soil services has been mainly reduced to food, fibre and...
The past three decades have witnessed a steadily
increasing awareness of the need to empower women
through measures to increase social, economic and
political equity, and broader access to fundamental
human rights, improvements in nutrition, basic health
and education. Along with awareness of the
subordinate status of women has come the concept of
gender as an overarching socio-cultural variable, seen
in relation to other factors, such as race, class, age and
As health care providers, we spend our lives searching for treatments
that reduce suffering and lengthen the lives of our patients. Sometimes
we find solutions in surprising places. Although we all have hopes for
advancements in technology, the future of medicine is also about
challenging preconceptions as we change our healing biases. In many
ways, this is the natural evolution of “global medicine.” We have global
communications and global banking; however, until recently medicine
has remained remarkably provincial.
In recent years, thanks to various global meetings such as the World Toilet
Summits and Asia Pacific Toilet Symposiums, the issue of Public Toilets has
evolved from being an embarrassing subject to one that is gaining widespread
awareness and generating lively discussions.
Toilet is culture; we visit the toilet several times a day. To enjoy our lives, we
need to develop good toilet culture.
During the last few decades inordinate attention has been paid to the
promotion of ‘healthy’ living. This has come from governmental, academic,
commercial and popular sources. Few people today can be unaware of the
espoused merits of such a lifestyle. Anyone who has visited a supermarket
recently, turned on the television, listened to the radio or read a magazine
must have noticed that awareness of health issues is growing. Health is clearly
a topical issue at both political and cultural levels....
It has been called an audit because it is an
attempt, the first as far as we are aware,
to take stock: to pull together in one place,
from the bewildering variety of sources
that provide such information, all the
available data on cultural infrastructure
and consumption. It systematically
attempts to make this data robust: to verify
it, ensure as far as possible that it is not
partial or selective, and quantify it in such a
way that it allows London to be compared
with other cities.
To assist judgement, we have also recorded,
as far as possible on a...
International networking for language education
The Languages Foundation invites project proposals from groups interested in
and able to promote international exchanges between schools, using Internet
resources. The projects should contribute to the enhancement of language
learning, especially in lesser-used languages and to increased awareness of
other cultures. Project proposals should contain full details of the objectives of
the project, the qualifications and experience of those carrying it out and the