It is a blog that has information on educational philosophy. The articles address topics like naturalism, pragmatism, idealism, realism, and Islamic philosophy of education. There are articles on Plato, Aristotle, John Dewey, and Rousseau among others.
Cisco Announces New Training Programs for Partners
Cisco has announced three new architectural specializations as the prerequisite for maintaining the status of Cisco partners. These are , border less Networks, Collaboration and Data Centre. Cisco Management has decided that rather than selling the specific technologies Cisco will shift its focus towards architectural solutions.
Cisco Gold partners will now have to attain all the three specializations in order to maintain their status. For Silver partners the requirement is of obtain any of the two specializations and premier partners have to get Cisco Express Foundation specialization which they are already getting.
These architectural specializations, according to Cisco, will cost $ 50,000 less than the traditional CCIE specializations. The reason is these new specializations need less lab-work and certain parts of the course work that made Cisco specializations lengthy are also deleted. The registration in these programs will start from August 2011.
Cisco management is confident about the success of this new evolution, for they believe that their partners are going to adept themselves to this change, and so many partners are already into architectural work.
Furthermore, those who have traditional Cisco certifications will be given credit for their previous work if they opt for new specializations. However, partners have to complete these requirements by 2013. So, they have a time of around 16-28 months for completing this requirement.
Cisco has also announced two training curriculums for their 450 learning partners in 130 countries. These are Learning Partner associate and learning partner Specialized. Former revolves around core technology training and the later is based on the sales of Architectural specializations.
Cisco architectural specializations will enable the successful candidate to sell, design, install and support the new architectural products. These specializations are different from previous CCIE in it that ne experts will also be able to make presentations to their clients for the sales. So these are two in one kind of specializations preparing people for both engineering and sales tasks.
IdealismIntroduction Idealism is the
metaphysical and epistemological doctrine that ideas or thoughts make up
fundamental reality. Essentially it is any philosophy which argues that the
only thing actually knowable is consciousness whereas we never can be sure that
matter or anything in the outside world really exists thus the only the real
things are mental entities not physical things which exist only in the sense
that they are perceived. A broad definition of idealism could include many
religious viewpoints although an idealistic viewpoint need not necessarily
include God, supernatural beings or existences after death. In general
parlance, “idealism” is also used to describe a person’s high ideals
(principles or values actively pursued as a goal) the word “ideal” is also
commonly used as an adjective to designate qualities of perfection,
Naturalism JOHN JACQUES ROUSSEAU (Naturalism)
(1712-1778) Background Jean-Jacques Rousseauwas born June 28, 1712 in Geneva and died July 2, 1778 in
Ermenonville, France. He was one of the most important philosophers of the
French enlightenment. He was born in a poor house of a watch maker he was not
educated properly he received informal education by his father at home. At the
age of 13 he was apprenticed to an engraver. However, Rousseau left Geneva at 16, wandering from place to
place, finally moving to Paris in 1742. He earned his living during this
period, working as everything from footman to assistant to an ambassador.
In 1735 he worked as a tutor to the two sons of M. De Malby in Lyon. This job
developed his interest in education and he was motivated to prepare his first
treatise, called “project for the Education of M. De Sainte- Maria”. Sainte-
Maria paid a great attention towards the early social training, being …
AND DEFINITION The
term pragmatism is derived from the Greek word pragma which means action, from
which words like practice and practical have been derived. It can be easily
understood through this that pragmatism is basically the greater impact of
practical due to which pragmatism is often translated as practicalism (Agarwal,
Bansal & Maheshwari, 2010). Charles
Pierce introduced this word in philosophy, in 1878 when he wrote an essay in
the “Popular Science Monthly” on “How to make our ideas clear”in
which he gave the idea of pragmatism when he said that any idea can only be understood
if it is examined in terms of
consequences to which it leads to. Pragmatism gives emphasis upon what is
practical, efficient, fruitful and satisfying. It does not think of the world
as readymade, perfect, beautiful, something to be enjoyed, contemplated or
worshipped (Agarwal et al, 2010). MAIN PHILOSOPHICAL IDEAS OF
main philosophical ideas that pragmatism represents …