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Social Sciences

Sociology 101: A Primer

 1. What is Sociology?
Sociology is the scientific study of human society and its origins, development, organizations, and institutions. It is a social science which uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about human social activity, structures, and functions.



Susan Dory Navalta Guiang, the contributor, studied business at New Era University and worked at Myservice and Support Corporation as Marketing Manager. (You, too, can have your articles, lectures, notes, essays, etc, published here for free.)


THE SHIFT FROM THE TRADITIONAL IT STRUCTURE to the Cloud Computing Option is a decision that is very critical hence, the need to fully evaluate and rigidly analyze its impact to the organization’s operation is highly important. The Cloud Computing platform has been in the market for years and although it has not been considered before by many as a mature application, through the years, many vendors have established major capabilities to how it should become useful to any client firm. In this regard that I agree that “yes” we should use Cloud Computing in our operation...


Committee on Student Discipline and Evaluation (CSDE): 10 Programs And Services

1. CSDE Lectures
Regularly holding discipline lectures, symposia, orientations, reaching out activities, and seminars are important to keep the students updated on the school rules and regulations pertaining to student discipline. Special lectures may also be given to international students, faculty, and parents of students. The school may coordinate with a religious leader to deliver a lecture on student discipline.

2. Discipline Awareness Month
The second month of the semester is an ideal month to hold the Discipline Awareness Month considering that school year has just started by then and so campaigns to promote awareness on university policies are timely. During the month, the CSDE may sponsor different activities related to student discipline like religious worship service, exhibits, seminars and fora, student gatherings, parade, film showing, and the like.


10 Ways to Improve Research in School

1. THE SCHOOL COULD PRODUCE expert researchers by hiring new ones or by training their existing staffs. (They will be the one to teach other teachers/students on how to make research papers.)
2. The school could expose its students to various activities and competitions regarding technical writing for research papers or theses. (Who knows, one of the students may produce findings which may be adopted as one of the school’s innovative actions towards good education and global competitiveness.) ...


3 Modern Strategies for an Interesting and Entertaining Teaching Process

Teachers are performers. One has to mount a “production” while teaching important and pertinent information to gain the interest of our students. This is not intended to say that the teacher is playing a role, but that the teacher is providing an amiable environment in which learning can happen. Teachers need to ascertain how their students best learn and shape their teaching style to that method. What modern strategies can you cite in making the teaching process interesting and the learning process entertaining and engaging while providing consequential information?

This is one way to make discussions catchy and interesting. Mainly involving the use of practical applications and real-life situations to which students can relate, this approach also seeks to ‘concretize’ principles which are otherwise deemed as vague, highly theoretical, and useless ...


Education in Belgium: Some legal cases

Case # 1: Belgian Linguistic Case

FRENCH-SPEAKING RESIDENTS of certain Flemish-speaking areas of Belgium, who wanted their children to be educated through French.  While Dutch-speaking children in a particular French-speaking area were allowed to be educated in Dutch-speaking schools in a bilingual district outside the neighbourhood, French-speaking children in an equivalent Flemish area could not attend the French-speaking schools in the same bilingual district but were compelled to attend their local Dutch-language schools ...
          The Applicants argued that Section 4 of the Belgian Act of 30th July 1963 "relating to the use of languages in education" breached Articles 8 (right to private and family life) and 14 (non-discrimination) of the European Convention of Human Rights and Article 2 of Additional Protocol 1 (right to education) to the Convention ...


Education in Belgium: 10 features

1.Founded in 1425, the oldest Belgian university, the Catholic University of Leuven dates from the Middle Ages. Since 1970, it divided into independent French- and Dutch-speaking universities ...
2. Among OECD countries in 2002, Belgium had the third-highest proportion of 18–21 year-olds enrolled in postsecondary education, at 42%. (OECD is Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development which has 30 member nations, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Australia.) An estimated 98% of the adult population is literate ...
3. Mirroring the dual structure of the 19th-century Belgian political landscape, characterized by the Liberal and the Catholic parties, the educational system is segregated within a secular and a religious segment. The secular branch of schooling is controlled by the communities, the provinces, or the municipalities, while religious, mainly Catholic branch education ...


Belgium: 20 Basic information

... 2. Belgium is famous for seafood (such as mussels), chocolate, some 300 varieties of beer, waffles, and frites (fried potatoes)—which Belgians claim to have invented and which are sometimes served with mayonnaise.
3. The Belgian chemical industry leads the world in the production of cobalt and radium salts and also ranks high in the production of fertilizers and plastics.
4. Belgium is a founding member of the powerful North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a defense alliance created to enhance the stability, well-being, and freedom of its members (e.g. United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, etc.). NATO’s headquarters are found in Brussels, Belgium ...


Countryside Superhero

MARK JOSEPH TAJO SOLIS, the contributor, is from the KYUSHU UNIVERSITY in Japan. This essay he contributed was adjudged as one of the ten national winners of the Hands On Manila Volunteer Chronicles 2 National Essay Writing Contest organized by the Hands On Manila Foundation, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Powerbooks. (You, too, can have your articles published here. )

...When I was a small kid, about six or seven years of age, I already knew that superheroes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From Batman to Astroboy, from Ironman to Gundams, and the Justice League all the way to the X-Men, I knew that those beings are of extraordinary nature. They possess superpowers that can save the world within the snap of a finger and will always end up saving the day as well the entire humanity.  They have awesome gadgets, well-crafted costumes, and exceptional instincts that render them immutable. And oftentimes, they are also of wealthy dispositions in life like Batman or prominent personalities of their age like Ironman. In other words, they are – no more, no less – the greatest of their own worlds ...




“ …THE NEW e-LEARNING PLACES increased emphasis on social learning and use of social software such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and virtual worlds … This phenomenon has also been referred to as Long Tail Learning …” (Wikipedia)

Some definitions & descriptions:
Blogging(“Web logging”)
1. the frequent, chronological publication on the Web of personal thoughts and opinions for other Internet users to read. The product of blogging is known as a “blog.”



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