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Topic: Praxis (word)

  Praxis (word) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Praxis is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is acted or practiced.
Praxis is used by educators to describe a recurring passage through a cyclical process of experiential learning, such as the cycle described and popularised by David Kolb[1].
Praxis is also key in meditation and spirituality, where emphasis is placed on gaining first-hand experience of concepts and certain areas, such as union with the Divine, can only be explored through praxis due to the inability of the finite mind (and its tool, language) to comprehend or express the infinite.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Praxis_(word)   (440 words)

 Disability as Praxis - an essay by Mark Willis
My next encounter with praxis and Freire came more than a decade later, in the middle of Ronald Reagan's presidency, in a college seminar called "The Marxist-Christian Dialogue." The seminar was part of a worldwide, grassroots effort by Marxists and Christians to form a dialogue based on mutual themes.
Freire's praxis combined reflection and action, a way of being and acting in the world that was accessible to all people.
Freire defines praxis as a continual process of reflection-action, and thus it is a way of being and acting in the world.
www.wright.edu /~mark.willis/essays/praxis.html   (3172 words)

 Praxis - LitWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Word and action, action and reflection, theory and practice are all facets of the same idea (Paul Taylor, 1993).
Praxis is the process by which a theory or lesson becomes part of lived experience, such as in the scientific method.
Thus, for Aristotle[3], praxis is guided by a moral disposition to act truly and rightly; a concern to further human well being and the good life.
litmuse.maconstate.edu /litwiki/index.php?title=Praxis&redirect=no   (381 words)

 Praxis Technical Group INC
In the early 1980's Praxis separated from the college, and began business as the International Technical Training Association, a small group of ex-college employees headed by Greg Millbank, who was previously a college professor and administrator.
Praxis is still a tightly held private company, and we still work for all of the customers with whom we have connected over the past 17 years.
Praxis believes that a good teacher should start by asking the learner questions, until they build a map of what the learner already knows.
www.praxistech.com /Data/our.htm   (262 words)

 PRaxis - The Public Relations Resource Centre: PRaxis
PRaxis was launched in 2003 as a public relations and communication resource and meeting space for academics, students, and industry practitioners.
PRaxis was chosen as the name for this site to reflect the site's function as a central axis about which various PR resources and discussions could revolve, and because the term praxis itself seems an important one to the future of PR.
Praxis is "the action and reflection of people upon their world in order to transform it" (Friere 1972).
praxis.massey.ac.nz /praxis.html   (574 words)

 Download Praxis Heavy - Linotype.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Praxis is the sans serif counterpart to Demos, another early digital type designed by Unger, who is an accomplished Dutch typographer and teacher.
The word "Praxis" comes from Greek, and means "a practical application." In the late 1990s, Demos and Praxis, along with Univers 57, were selected as the official typefaces of the German Government.
The Praxis™ Heavy typeface belongs to the Praxis™ Font Family which is part of the Linotype Originals.
www.linotype.com /116268/praxisheavy-font.html   (429 words)

 Company Profile and Jobs: Praxis Engineering Technologies, Inc.
The word "praxis¨ is of Greek origin and, roughly translated means the "practical application of a branch of learning¨.
Praxis is focused on serving the Department of Defense and Intelligence communities in addition to the commercial arena.
Praxis is comprised of world class engineers, well versed in modern and emerging technologies, and focused on technology infusion into the organizations and projects that we support.
www.techexpousa.com /show_co_profile_and_jobs.cfm?employer_id=10312   (363 words)

 praxis @ the informal education homepage
Thus, for Aristotle, praxis is guided by a moral disposition to act truly and rightly; a concern to further human well being and the good life.
Praxis, however, is creative: it is other-seeking and dialogic.
Chapters deal with dialectics; bourgeois education; critical pedagogy; education and the class struggle; a single school for everyone; school as a sociocultural project; citizen school and sociocultural diversity and education for all.
www.infed.org /biblio/b-praxis.htm   (1470 words)

 Praxis Physical Therapy & Human Performance
When you trace the root of the word praxis, you find its source in a Greek word meaning doing or action.
Praxis understands that your relationship with your therapist is of utmost importance, which is why at Praxis that relationship is consistent and ongoing- there is no 'bouncing' from one staff member to another, and your therapist is always an experienced, licensed, and degreed practitioner.
Praxis is now offering on-site massage therapy by a licensed massage therapist.
www.praxiscare.com   (437 words)

In other words, we do best when we think in terms of how people are really going to engage with our information rather than how they should emgage with it.
In other words, we human beings are a hard bunch to corral.
This came to mind again yesterday as I was listening to Susan Smith Nash's podcast on the Podcast Theory Gap.
www.xplanazine.com /archives/2005/08/a_word_on_praxi.php   (595 words)

 Kaufman Children's Center Speech Praxis Materials
Combining methods of shaping, cueing, fading (behavior modification), simplifying words (phonological processes), and methods effective with acquired apraxia and sensory integration, she developed this unique approach and created materials specific to it.
By simply offering children with CAS the opportunity to attempt word approximations using the consonants and vowels already in their repertoire, successful attempts at words are achieved, reinforced, and rewarded by the listener's comprehension, and thus their response to the child's needs and desires.
The changes for children with autism are largely due to the fact that it can be more difficult to move along the hierarchy of word approximations, as there is more work involved in extinguishing and replacing the first learned word approximation and shaping it toward the ultimate goal of the full word.
www.kidspeech.com /index.php?page=36   (1146 words)

 Ignacio Ellacuría [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
An authentic praxis, however, must recognize its foundation in biology and physics - that is why the physical and biological needs of human beings must be met in order for the fullness of human praxis to be realizable.
The direction of this process can be seen: praxis is the most advanced force reality has developed, and praxis must now take its place as the force that most drives the further unfolding of reality (just as physical and biological forces had, successively, taken that place previously).
In other words, physical and biological forces brought about human beings; but the nature of human beings is such that we are now responsible for the further and fuller realization of reality, which realization is precisely the liberation of all human beings such that they can realize the fullness of their essence.
www.iep.utm.edu /e/ellacuria.htm   (3382 words)

 Praxiology of Teaching: A New Training Paradigm
Its root is in the Greek word "praxis" meaning to do, or the practice of an art, science, or technical occupation.
The focus of the Complete Teacher™ program is on the praxis of teaching, especially as it relates to the pre- and in-service preparation of teachers.
In this regard a model was developed (Complete Teacher™ Model) to provide a simplified representation of the major role areas in which teachers must, by the very nature of their job, exhibit a high degree of competency.
www.completeteacher.com /praxis.htm   (296 words)

 About The Praxis Project: About Our Name
Although there are other organizations with the name Praxis, and there's even a Praxis Project in the Midwest, we've had our name since 1995.
The name is drawn from three meanings for the word Praxis.
Praxis was a Klingon moon that imploded leaving their world in disarray.
www.thepraxisproject.org /about/name.html   (210 words)

 SD: Knowledge : A Learning Approach to Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development: Reflections from Hawkesbury
The praxis that both students and faculty are attempting to develop, and around which the curricula are designed, relates to the notion of learning how to become a "facilitator of sustainable rural development".
Thus, the word systemic relates to holistic or integrated ways in which people deal with problematic situations, or systems thinking in action: systemic development practitioners use systems theories and philosophies to inform their praxis.
This emphasis on the three notions of praxis, systemic and critical learning, and on the concept of agriculture as a vehicle for the sustainable and integrated development of rural people, their resources and the environments in which they operate, represents a reinterpretation of the agricultural practitioner.
www.fao.org /sd/EXdirect/EXan0010.htm   (2415 words)

In the Bible, the word is actually used within the title of one of the prominent New Testament books, the Book of Acts.
Some need to hear God's word, perhaps even a word of correction; others need greater understanding of God's ways, or just an encouraging comment; still others may have become destitute due to a tragic event; and many are like sheep without a shepherd, in need of someone to lead the way for them.
And second, often the word is used in a negative manner, with reference being made to evil deeds.
www.webedelic.com /church/praxisf.htm   (1603 words)

5 July 2006 - Praxis’ presentation at the joint session of the Poverty Reduction Committee and the Committee on Labour, Veterans and Social Policy of the Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.
Praxis is a national non-governmental organization, established by the Norwegian Refugee Council's Civil Rights Project staff.
The aim of Praxis is to continue CRP’s work in protection, improvement and promotion of human rights for refugees and internally displaced persons, by providing them with free legal assistance, information and counseling.
www.praxis.org.yu   (427 words)

 Praxis Architects Inc. - Home
PRAXIS Architects Inc. is a new collaboration between
The dictionary definition of praxis is; "practice, especially as contrasted with theory".
This word describes the manner in which Bob and Mike go about their business of architecture.
www.praxisarchitectsinc.com   (125 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Praxis (word), a Latinate English noun, referring to the process of putting theoretical knowledge into practice
Praxis (Orthodox), a term in Eastern Orthodox theology, referring to the practice of faith, especially worship
Praxis school, the philosophical school of thought as formulated and promoted by a group of Yugoslav Marxist philosophers in the 1960's and 1970's
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=praxis   (255 words)

 What Is Praxis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Praxis is word used by theologians (and I assume others) for the habitual practice of a community.
But praxis is key, and often neglected, in working out what someone's worldview really is.
Extreme Programming agrees about the importance of praxis and stories in worldview I guess.
clublet.com /why?WhatIsPraxis   (79 words)

 Praxis Information @ UNC Charlotte
The Praxis I Tests are required of all individuals seeking to enter teacher education programs.
The Praxis II Tests are required of all individuals wanting to receive licensure as they complete teacher education programs.
UNCC students usually take the Praxis II tests required for their program just before their student teaching semester or in the semester prior to graduation.
education.uncc.edu /teal/praxis2x.htm   (987 words)

 Birth Pangs: Liberation Theology in North America
In praxis empowered by the New Testament, it is not we who create theology, but the God of the poor.
So long as the fundamental necessity of praxis is not conceded, there is little hope for appreciation of the thinking which liberation theology tries to engender.
For those unfamiliar with the word "praxis," it should be pointed out that it does not mean sheer activism.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=1832   (3775 words)

 1. Praxis
Praxis is the integration of theory and practice, the integration of research and action.
The word is derived from the Greek, especially Aristotle's use of the term.
While I strongly encourage reflective practice, the word 'praxis' can also be used more loosely, to draw attention to the relationship between theory and practice, the relationship between research and action.
www2.fhs.usyd.edu.au /arow/o/m15/1_praxis.htm   (627 words)

 Marx's concept of praxis today - November 2001
This is not a "translation" of the word praxis, it is a perversion.
The fatal character of this MIS-interpretation of "praxis" is more relevant for our day than for that of Marx--when he was alive to work out a revolutionary alternative and thereby discover a whole new continent of theory--Historical Materialism.
Praxis has many forms and each and every one is dialectical--develops through contradiction.
www.newsandletters.org /Issues/2001/Nov/fta_nov2001.htm   (1516 words)

 The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Praxis is a publication of the Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA Editor: Pat Morrison
You are probably already aware of the fact that you can add your own commonly used terms to the Word 2002 custom dictionary (such as names and acronyms).
This tip shows you how Word can automatically take you to the last three locations in your document where you typed or edited text.
www.grossmont.edu /CATL/praxis/v9_i2.htm   (423 words)

 praxis :: what others are saying about praxis
“Praxis is the only packager I would ever use because of their speed of service, excellent efficient staff and overall expertise.
Praxis take ownership of each file and ensure it is given their prompt attention.
“Praxis regularly match their offering with our clients' requirements and consistently deliver on their promises.
www.praxismortgages.com /word.html   (350 words)

If the role of the Word includes its use and value as a unifying force, a statement of protest, an expression of courage, an organizing tool, the articulation of utopian dreams or a higher law, then our methodology must inspire and advance those uses and values.
The Word is praxis, not just in the more obvious ways the thoughtful work of a scholar provides strategy or frames new conceptual arguments for the activist lawyer or community organizer, but in the ongoing work of the scholar as teacher.
The Word and its would-be practitioners are too often met with hostility, belittlement, deprecation, disregard, and lack of understanding.
www.aals.org /diversity/lawrence.html   (4369 words)

 Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
But while to say the true word — which is work, which is praxis — is to transform the world, saying that word is not the privilege of some few persons, but the right of everyone.
If it is in speaking their word that people, by naming the world, transform it dialogue imposes itself as the way by which they achieve significance as human beings.
Only human beings are praxis — the praxis which, as the reflection and action which truly transform reality; is the source of knowledge and creation.
www.marxists.org /subject/education/freire/pedagogy/ch03.htm   (11746 words)

 The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Praxis is a publication of the Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA Editor: Julie Middlemas
r to check just one word right click on the word if it has a red line underneath it and select the correct spelling or choose ignore all to leave it the same.
If a word or phrase has a green line underneath it, that means the grammar is bad.
www.grossmont.net /CATL/praxis/v9_i5.htm   (314 words)

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