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Chapter 2 Imagination

Angela Maiers Solution Tree Press ePub

CHAPTER 2

Imagination

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

— ALBERT EINSTEIN

What is imagination? How does imagination work? Can it be taught? If so, how do we go about doing that? These are the kinds of questions philosophers and theorists have spent centuries pondering and ones I seek to answer for this critically important habitude.

Imagination is the foundation of all thinking. Rorty (2000) observed that human imagination has no limits and words alone cannot do it justice. Philosophers, poets, novelists, playwrights, and scientists have written about imagination and its effects on people and their lives. As Heaney (1995, p. xv) says, “The imaginative transformation of human life is the means by which we can most truly grasp and comprehend it.” Imagination enables us to create and renew experiences and gives us the freedom to envision how things might or could be (Spencer, 2002). Imagination has been defined and associated with the ability to form images, store memories, create illusions, and visualize new realities. Let’s review the definition of the habitude of imagination:

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CHAPTER EIGHT: Some eleven-year-olds in difficulty

Martha Harris Harris Meltzer Trust ePub

Some eleven-year-olds have different kinds of problems interfering with their development, not that such problems are S peculiar to children of this age. It is a time, however, when parents are looking towards the day when their child becomes an adolescent and is well on the way to being grown up. Difficulties that perhaps had been passed over lightly before, in the hope that the child would grow out of them, may not be so easy to ignore.

Persistence of childish behaviour: bedwetting

Mrs M is worried about David, aged eleven years, who is still wetting the bed as he has done, at intervals, throughout his life. Sometimes he will be dry for as much as three weeks at a time, especially when he is away from home. Until this last year or two she always thought it would clear up if she did not worry about it; but now she suspects that David himself worries, although she continues to make light of it. Medical examinations have revealed nothing abnormal. David sleeps very deeply at night and is difficult to wake; upon advice, she has given him an alarm clock to wake himself, but this does not succeed.

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André Masson (1896-1987)

Victoria Charles Parkstone International ePub
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5. Design Phase

Kevin Nichols XML Press ePub

Once you complete the plan, assess, and define phases, you are ready to embark on one of the most exciting phases of enterprise content strategy work: the design phase.

All your previous efforts culminate in this phase, evolving that work into a desired model.

During the design phase, you design several pieces of the content ecosystem, including these:

This chapter will cover best practices for designing and developing these pieces, include step-by-step instructions for each.

All content experiences should start with a strategic intent. A strategic intent answers these questions:

The define phase will have uncovered the answers to these questions. In fact, in many cases you should complete the bulk of this effort in the define phase. However, during define phase, you may encounter additional projects or discover that you lack the information necessary to inform the strategic approach.

To create a strategic intent, start with a content brief, creative brief, competitive analysis, current-state findings, heuristic analysis, and any other material you need to define the objectives for the content. Review the content audit to determine the shortcomings and strengths of your content’s current state. For new experiences, such as a new website where no current content exists or an experience overhaul where you must start from scratch, use competitive data and user research to determine content priorities.

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CHAPTER FOURTEEN Peace in the Mediterranean Basin: What Will It Take?

Savir, Uri Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

THE MEDITERRANEAN IS A REGION OF CONTRAST: VISIONS OF blue waters and white sand set a backdrop for ethnic conflict and Maghrebian mayhem. Some of the region’s richest countries lie across the water from some of the poorest. To appreciate the cultural, political, anthropological, religious, and historical diversity inherent in this area, one simply needs to look at a map: the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea range from France, Spain, and Italy to Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco; from Israel, Greece, and Turkey to Libya, Syria, and Lebanon. There are twenty-two states along the shoreline, all of which have unique and interwoven histories and cultures.

The first step in any effort toward regional peace must be to unearth the unifying factors among these societies. The identification of common values and experiences will provide a foundation for cross-border understanding and mutual respect for human rights.

The Mediterranean is rich in culture and history, relaxed in nature, full of unique flavors and cuisines, and a source of creativity. The most obvious commonality among Mediterranean societies—aside from geography—is monotheism. The Mediterranean Basin is the birthplace of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, and the civilizations built around these religions have spread similar yet distinctive cultures throughout the region.

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