Month: October 2016

Role of arts in education

Definitely, the arts are of incalculable worth in what it means to become human beings. This means the molding and shaping nature of it has to start at an early stage for effective performance, therefore art is the creativity being executed. Art in education has been valued and recognized as an essential component of the

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Importance of teaching social behaviour in schools and universities

Research conducted by National AIDS Control shows that the majority of the Kenyan population contracting AIDS and STIs are young adults of ages 10-25. This shows that many young people are at risk of extinction if these numbers increase higher than they are currently. Students encounter other different challenges in their daily life that are

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How schools and universities have shown their responsibility to teach their students on social behaviours alongside academics

Social behaviour is the general conduct exhibited by an individual in society. A society can simply mean a collection of many people from different families, clans or tribes living together, thus schools and universities can be considered to be societies. Schools and universities are societies of movement. Many people in schools and universities change and

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The Key to Unlocking Visions

What is life without purpose? If all men lived just for the sake of living, without visions, dreams, aspirations and goals, why should I, for instance, task myself to write this essay in the first place? Imagine great minds whose lives were driven by a vision such as Leonardo Da Vinci drew no paintings nor

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A United World

Imagine living in an entirely, homogenised world, where you belonged to the one and only species alive on the face of the planet. If you only knew about yourself and others like you, how could you ever broaden your horizons? In my opinion, school is one of the most important places, where students can be

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Why Expressing the Indescribable is of Primary Importance for Young People

Arts and sciences; it seems that educational representatives, and indeed, politics has aided in the drawing of battle lines between the two, trying to measure the importance of each to both education and our lives in general. The ‘core’ academic subjects, such as maths and the sciences, have always been viewed as the holy grail

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Living Your Vision

Everyone is trying to construct and make their lives right yet it is not enough. The question is, where is your target? Focus? Is it truly in line with what you want to achieve? Some of us are like constructors who want to put up a building without a blue print. This can only result

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The Igniting Power of Imagination: Education Through the Arts

By envisioning the school of the future, I sense that the traditional educational system might not be enough to prepare the youth to handle the future, if it doesn’t contemplate the Arts as an integrated part of the school curriculum. The reason is simple: the more the world progresses, diversified, well technologically connected and fast,

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Love Is Like An Apple Tree

Tim lives at the end of a very long road, at the foot the Bluff, and a long way up the valley. His garden is overflowing with life – purple potatoes, green beans, and many apple trees. A rippling stream runs between the cottage and the weaver’s house. Everything Tim eats comes from his garden.

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Buy me a pen!

My name is Ade Wak, I come from a remote place in the famous Kenya plains. I am in standard eight. I am a girl. The name confuses many. I am currently gazing at the sun set with tears rolling down my cheeks and hand across my bosom. Tomorrow I shall write my KCPE exams

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A Teacher’s Letter To Her Former Student

Dear Mr. Green Machine, The instructions were both concise and clear: a line drawing of a bridge, one large sheet of white paper, charcoal. We discussed and explored line, depth, structure, colour, features and shapes. You nodded enthusiastically in agreement when I asked if everyone understood the task. We looked at the enlarged photographs of

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Let’s Reclaim the ”Defunct Artist”

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. – Pablo Picasso I’m 15 years old and this expression tends to fade as I’m getting older, maybe this is due to some sort of insecurity or a hectic lifestyle. Granted, I’ve seen many individuals around me who made

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A Dilemma that Must be Solved

It was about 9:10 am or so on that Monday morning and I was hurrying to catch up with my 10:00 am statistics lecture. Along the corridor of Hall-2, very close to Hall-3, the venue for the lecture, I heard a shattering noise that jolted me to a halt. Looking around, I saw a group

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Moulding the social behaviour of students: the role of schools as agents of socialization and institutions of learning

At the convocation ceremony of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, it is typical to hear the Vice Chancellor use the phrase “having been found worthy in character and learning” when conferring degrees and diplomas on the graduating students. While this is true of many other institutions of higher learning as well, it hugely underscores the

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When I grow up

It is easy for children to be the artists that Picasso believed them to be; especially now, when encouragement is promoted far more than deterrence, regardless of the activity in question. It is also, however, easy to see his claim that grown-ups are not expected to be artists; those who pursue a career in the

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Winnowing the Society’s Moral Fabric

Parents, the world over send their children to schools and universities to get an education. In the minds of all these parents is a dream, to bring up all round children that will eventually grow into self-reliant adults. This mission can only be achieved if the child is able to acquire knowledge, skills, values, beliefs

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Can You Really Outgrow Creativity?

When they’re splashing red paint around the house, scrawling on the walls and snapping crayons in half, it’s pretty hard to see children as budding artists. However, it isn’t necessarily what they do so much as what they think that makes children so refreshing, and occasionally puzzling, to adults. You could say that a child

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How I knew the apple

Once apon a time when I was still a young boy, my mother told me that we are going to village. On the way, I saw a tree was beautiful. I told her, “mother can you stop,” and I see the tree properly she stopped the car and I went to see the tree well.

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What Role does Technology Play in Art?

In order to answer this question, we need to define art. Art takes many forms: paintings, media and film to name a few, and as the internet has become an increasingly embedded part of modern life, these forms of art have developed, and to a certain extent, prospered. We also need to establish the context.

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We Should Move to Space

My question is this: why would personal living standards be more important than saving the planet? I can’t find any argument to support saving our individual selves instead of the entire world, because that would be selfish and irresponsible. Our personal living needs are important, but not as important as the needs of the planet:

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