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Did you mean Paragon?

Can't find Paradogm or Paradigm.

 

Paragon - (noun) flower, ideal, masteroiece, model, non pariel, pattern, standard.

Philosophical - Rational, reasonable, sound.

 

Peggy

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My thinking is that its simply a way of doing something. A paradigm can have a scientific or philosophical root in its definition so in some ways its a bit of a round circle.

SO the way in which we school our children would be based on a philosophical paradigm ie to some degree what we believe is right for children (which of course differs in cultural context from country to country) combined with THE way in which we do it (eg by considering start age, curriculum)

 

 

If you look at Reggio or Steiner find example you would find a different philosophical paradigm.

 

a well thats what I think it is anyway, dragging memory banks...

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The definition I have (courtesy of Microsoft Word!) is "an example that serves as a pattern or model for something, especially one that forms a basis of a methodology or theory"

 

So in other words, mundia's brain bank is fully functioning!

 

Out of interest, crichardson why do you need to know? You've got my curiosity going...

 

Maz

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The definition I have (courtesy of Microsoft Word!) is "an example that serves as a pattern or model for something, especially one that forms a basis of a methodology or theory"

 

So in other words, mundia's brain bank is fully functioning!

 

Maz

 

well that would be a first then!

 

what a lovely definition, does anyone understand it? Im guessing that study is involved here, I do remember being told to use more 'academic' language when I was doing my MEd, when all i wanted to do was make my dissertation readable. So i do have a vague memory of looking at scientific v philosophical paradigms and shifting paradigms...

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I do remember being told to use more 'academic' language when I was doing my MEd, when all i wanted to do was make my dissertation readable. So i do have a vague memory of looking at scientific v philosophical paradigms and shifting paradigms...

I think the whole 'academic language' thing is a real worry when you're studying, mundia. Sometimes I think terminology is used to impress the reader rather than inform - and if the writer isn't careful the long words do get in the way of the meaning.

 

Personally: I'd subscribe to the shifting paradigms any day of the week. It better prepares one for the fact that the goalposts are continually being moved, reduced in size and covered in camouflage material... :o

 

Maz

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I am doing the foundation degree and was given an article to read about early year teachers and the influence of Piaget, its full of big words! and even using my dictionary I struggled. Big words really do get in the way! thank you for helping out.

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