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  Understanding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Understanding is a psychological process related to an abstract or physical object, such as, person, situation and message whereby one is able to think about it and use concepts to deal adequately with that object.
A person understands the weather if he/she is able to predict and to give an explanation of some of its features.
A person understands a command if he/she knows who gave it, what is expected by the issuer, and whether the command is legitimate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Understanding   (396 words)

 Teaching for Understanding
Moreover, Gardner (1991) argues that students' understanding of the humanistic subject matters is plagued by a number of stereotypes--for instance those concerning racial, sexual, and ethnic identity--that amount to misunderstandings of the human condition in its variety.
In summary, understanding something is a matter of being able to carry out a variety of "performances" concerning the topic--performances like making predictions about the snowball fight in space that show one's understanding and, at the same time, advance it by encompassing new situations.
Analyses of understanding emphasize that concepts and principles in a discipline are not understood in isolation (Perkins, 1992; Perkins and Simmons, 1988; Schwab, 1978).
www.exploratorium.edu /ifi/resources/workshops/teachingforunderstanding.html   (5948 words)

 Showing Love by Being Understanding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When we bring compassion and understanding to their pain, they are more likely to relax and get ready to move on.
Understanding is NOT saying "I know how you feel." Understanding comes from working very hard to see things from the child's perspective.
Try to understand that even the things the child does that are not very helpful may happen because of lack of understanding or because of tiredness.
www.arfamilies.org /family_life/family/parenting/Nurture/showing_love_understanding.htm   (625 words)

 VKP Glossary
…learning with understanding is a process in which a person tries to make sense out of new information by connecting it to prior knowledge and establishing relationships among ideas…(4).
Toward the "deep understanding" end of the continuum we would say the person's understanding is rich, elaborate, profound, thorough, expert, or well developed.
In keeping with this, learning for understanding is like learning a flexible performance--more like learning to improvise jazz or hold a good conversation or rock climb than learning the multiplication table or the dates of the presidents...Learning facts can be a crucial backdrop to learning for understanding, but learning facts is not learning for understanding.
crossroads.georgetown.edu /vkp/resources/glossary/understanding.htm   (291 words)

 Infocratic: Understanding
The most understanding friend, the one with whom you are most comfortable and with whom you can talk your heart out are usually of your own sex.
understanding is a matter of the intellect and not the body.
But then the point is that this debate is really pointless...because what anybody anyway looks for is either love or understanding or both..we cannot ever really measure either of these, and neither is it important..Yes, I agree being close and understanding are different, none a direct consequence or even a prerequisite of the other.
riteshm.blogspot.com /2005/01/understanding.html   (1328 words)

 Understanding USA - Understanding UNDERSTANDING
This book demonstrates the power inherent in understanding and the notion that understanding is power.
UNDERSTANDING is a concept that addresses a special moment in history.
The goal of conversation is understanding between the participants.
www.understandingusa.com /intro.html   (598 words)

 The Understanding Series table of contents
Understanding Raw Files — whether to choose to shoot in raw or JPG format, and why
Understanding the DSLR Magnification Factor — what it is, how it works, benefits and drawbacks
Understanding ProPhoto RGB – are you throwing away much of the colour gamut your DSLR is capable of?
luminous-landscape.com /tutorials/understanding-series/index.shtml   (311 words)

 GS Understanding
If ye cannot understand these words, it will be because ye ask not, 2 Ne.
The records were preserved so that we might read and understand, Mosiah 1: 2-5.
Because of their unbelief, they could not understand the word of God, Mosiah 26: 3.
scriptures.lds.org /gsu/undrstnd   (177 words)

 Daniel Fry Dot Com: Understanding Volume 23 Number 8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The basic philosophy of Understanding, Inc. is best expressed in the belief that there are more areas of agreement between all men than of disagreement and that finding those areas will bring about under-standing, cooperation and peace to all inhabitants of this planet.
To chart in like manner the areas of worldwide agreement in the spiritual sciences by means of which rapid advance in the understanding of the true goal of life and in the practice of right relation-ships to the Creator of all men.
If I as president of the international organization of Understanding, Inc., may make a plea to all members and subscribers, let it be that we all work together as a Unit to promote Understanding in our daily living and thereby become an example that others may follow.
danielfry.com /index.php?id=899   (8067 words)

 Empathy and Understanding Strengthen Children   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Maybe it is because understanding shows that we care enough to put ourselves in the other's shoes.
Understanding involves observing the child and bringing our own human experience of pain to activate and inform our compassion.
In the exercises that follow this unit there are examples of responses that are understanding and some that are not.
www.arfamilies.org /family_life/family/parenting/empathy_strengthen_children.htm   (600 words)

 Understanding Comics
Understanding Comics was a Harvey and Eisner winner, was praised in The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and Wired, and is in over 13 languages.
Your Understanding Comics is a landmark dissection and intellectual consideration of comics as a valid medium.
“[Understanding Comics] might well turn out to be the rosetta stone, the secret decoder ring, the lyrics sheet, for pete’s sake, to all that has gone on in comics art.
www.scottmccloud.com /store/books/uc.html   (788 words)

 Indicators of Teaching for Understanding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Incorporates instruction and assessment that reflects the six facets of understanding -- the design provides opportunities for students to explain, interpret, apply, shift perspective, empathize, and self-assess.
Anchors assessment of understanding with authentic performance tasks calling for students to demonstrate their understanding and apply knowledge and skills.
There are high expectations and incentives for all students to come to understand the big ideas and answer the essential questions.
www.ndtwt.org /Blackboard/P3/indicators.htm   (551 words)

 Visualworkings: Understanding Is Seeing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Crucially, our understanding of the details of the act of seeing can be recruited to flesh out the bare concept of understanding.
I have long used that notion as a way of understanding - I learn an idea by going "near" it, understanding the peripheries before diving into the center of the concept.
UNDERSTANDING IS SEEING doesn't show everything you need to understand understanding.
wiki.cs.uiuc.edu /Visualworkings/Understanding+Is+Seeing   (652 words)

 Understanding - ProClarity Worldwide Conference
Understanding gives conference attendees a chance to share ideas and gain insight on the next generation of BI in a very casual and open setting.
Understanding joins industry pundits with ProClarity customers and partners to demystify the ongoing developments in BI and analytics.
Understanding can prepare you for a successful deployment and innovative ways to grow your BI business.
www.proclarity.com /Understanding   (338 words)

 Amazon.com: Understanding Comics: Books: Scott McCloud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Understanding Comics" works for both those who are reading pretty much every comic book done by anyone on the face of the planet and those who have never heard of Wil Eisner and Art Spigelman, let alone recognize their artwork.
"Understanding Comics" is a superb look at the form and functions of the most underexplored art form in popular culture.
A broad overview of comics is given to help the reader understand and appreciate the importance of comics and its place in history.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/006097625X?v=glance   (1695 words)

 Shared Understanding
Understanding in common and distributed understanding are prominently represented.
Since understanding cannot be perfect, partners must try to meet some grounding criterion to establish that they mutually understand one another for current purposes [Clark and Wilkes-Gibbs, 1986].
In the study of shared understanding in its distributed sense, there are three chief sources of research coming from the overlapping areas of distributed cognition, socially shared cognition, and distributed artificial intelligence.
www.dgp.toronto.edu /people/WilliamHunt/qualifier.html   (11135 words)

 TakingITGlobal - Understanding - Diversity
Equity represents a general understanding that humanity has a concern for fellow people based on their ability to contribute to the world as individuals and as members of the human race.
Given this innate quality, that of being human, equity is something societies strive for in order to encourage their citizens to achieve their fullest potential and contribute to the development and furthering of their societies.
From a thematic perspective it is also crucial to recognize that in order to fully understand diversity and equity as important phenomena to human development, one must see humanity in terms of both its similarities and differences.
www.takingitglobal.org /understanding/diversity   (1313 words)

Hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed album The Understanding, Royksopp return with their first ever live record.
Recorded in Oslo, November 05 in front of an ecstatic hometown crowd, this 40 minute limited edition EP captures all the spine-tingling excitement and energy of a Royksopp show.
A must for fans and a great introduction for newcomers, this glorious and revelatory live set finds Royksopp at the top of their game, setting another benchmark for the genre.
www.astralwerks.com /royksopp   (299 words)

 Understanding by Design
Understanding by Design (UbD) is a framework for designing curriculum units, performance assessments, and instruction that lead your students to deep understanding of the content you teach.
Find out how a curriculum built on the goal of student understanding, integrated with instructional approaches that emphasize reaching every learner, can provide teachers with more specific teaching targets and more flexible ways to reach them.
Implementing an Understanding by Design program is much easier when you use this in-depth resource for workshops, curriculum teams, and teacher training. Read more.
www.ascd.org /portal/site/ascd/menuitem.b66696ac45f924addeb3ffdb62108a0c   (771 words)

 Being Understanding.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Being understanding is also an important part of help- ing our children become secure and healthy people.
The key to understanding what the other person feels is identifying her feeling.
Understanding and caring help them to feel better and help them to think of solutions for their problems.
www.humsci.auburn.edu /parent/understanding   (1604 words)

 Teaching for Understanding
At its core is a performance view of understanding: If a student "understands" a topic, she can not only reproduce knowledge, but also use it in unscripted ways.
For example, a student in a history class might be able to describe the gist of the Declaration of Independence in her own words; role-play King George as he reacts to different parts of it; or write out parts of an imagined debate among the authors as they hammer out the statement.
These are called "performances of understanding" because they give students the opportunity to demonstrate that they understand information, can expand upon it, and apply it in new ways.
pzweb.harvard.edu /Research/TfU.htm   (655 words)

 Understanding Schizophrenia
Individual psychotherapy helps patients to understand their emotions and deal with life’s problems in a more confident, healthy way.
Also, understand and be prepared to recognize possible medication side effects as well as symptoms that would require contacting the doctor.
Whether you are the victim, a family member or friend, everyone who is affected by this mental illness should seek help.
hcpc.uth.tmc.edu /schizophrenia.htm   (1808 words)

Depersonalization is a change in an individuals self-awareness such that they feel detached from their own experience, with the self, the body and mind seeming alien.
It is not important to try and understand the physiology of the human body but it is important to remember that each of the anxiety symptoms you experience can be explained.
It is not important to try and understand the physiology of the human body but it is important to remember that every symptom you experience can be explained.
www.panicsupport4u.com /understanding.htm   (4081 words)

 WebQuest of Psychology Experimentation
So it seems appropriate to ask, "What makes them think they really know anything anyway?" Well, in science the ultimate authority is research, so the time has come to for you to consider "how do they find out all that stuff?" In other words, its time to study research methods.
You will need to understand them in order to complete later steps in the Web Quest for which you will be graded.
This knowledge will, I hope, give you a greater understanding of the thought and planning that goes into experimentation and will enable you to examine the merits and soundness of the experiments you read about.
psychexperiment.tripod.com   (1579 words)

 Glossary of Terms: Un   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Defined by Hegel: “logic has three sides: (a) the abstract side, or that of Understanding; (b) the Dialectical, or that of negative reason; (c) the Speculative, or that of positive reason.”;.
Once the entire workforce in a company clearly understands an issue in dispute with the boss and is firmly committed to resolving it together (believing it is possible to win), the boss can either ignore the workers, or negotiate with the union in "good faith".
Because everything has its opposite, to understand it one must not only understand its present form and its opposite form, but the unity of those two forms, the unity of opposites.
www.marxists.org /glossary/terms/u/n.htm   (8327 words)

With her keen understanding she should have become a leader.
To him, understanding and goodwill were the supreme virtues.
After hours of negotiation, no understanding on a new contract was reached.
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/understanding   (157 words)

 Understanding Prejudice
Prejudices will be dealt with here as a single set of dynamics that function to dehumanize people who are identifiably different in some way from the people whose perceptions are limited by the dysfunction we call prejudice.
First, it is easily defensible through the understanding of the dynamics of prejudices; and second, the continued separation and classification of prejudices according to the superficial categories of those who are prejudiced is a disservice to those who are the targets of discrimination and a distortion of reality.
That approach looks at the problem in sub-categories based upon those who are the targets of prejudice behavior and distracts from the understanding that all prejudices are fundamentally the same.
www.beyondprejudice.com /under_stand.html   (2466 words)

 ViewPoint & Understanding Enhancement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ViewPoint and Understanding Enhancement (VUE) is the world leader in teaching cross-functional teams how to understand other points of view when things get complicated.
We help you learn how to promote understanding when there is more than one point of view.
ViewPoint and Understanding Enhancement is the world leader in teaching cross-functional teams how to understand other points of view when things get complicated.
www.understanding.com   (132 words)

 Understanding  "   official Kaien Shiba x Ukitake Juushirou Fanlisting ] v.TWO -- ...
This is the official Shiba Kaien x Ukitake Juushirou Relationship fanlisting approved by the Anime Fanlistings Network.
Understanding © Linda 2005 Do not steal and/or take anything without permission
Understanding belongs to the { Water Color Network } and FanFair
www.kaien.nu /stand   (266 words)

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