Currents of Thought Research Paper by Peerless

Currents of Thought
An in-depth study of the benefits of the Marine educational program, focusing on its emphasis on independent thought and a following of one's own interests and dreams, thereby encouraging the development of a positive self-image and increasing self-esteem
# 9762 | 9,093 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Adult Education)

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This paper discusses ways of improving critical thinking through Marine education. The paper outlines the basic curriculum of the Marine educational program, explaining various methods used for teaching analytical thinking. The paper also examines resource-based learning and describes various educational programs which implement this method, in different parts of the United States and Canada. The writer demonstrates how the Marine educational curriculum can contribute to the essential learning processes of acquiring knowledge and the ability of reflective thinking, as well as being ideal for the development of adolescent self-identity.

From the Paper:

"Knowledge is power. But, knowledge without wisdom is like a ship without a pilot. There is no guidance, no critical thought. Just as the experienced mariner watches the shifting currents of sea and wind, and guides his craft accordingly, so must the mind process the information it receives. Our schools teach a multitude of facts. From English to history, and from biology to mathematics, our children's heads are crammed full of names, dates, places, and equations. This knowledge is the foundation of learning, the anchor of the ship of discovery."

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