Seen Passage May Day

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May Day or International Workers Day is observed on May 1 all over the world today to commemorate the historical struggle and sacrifices of the working people to establish an eight-hour workday. It is a public holiday in almost all the countries of the world. Since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and the US, the workers in mills and factories had been working a long shift, fourteen or even more hours a day. On May 1st in 1886, inspired by the trade unions, half of the workers at the Continue reading

Aristotle’s Method of Teaching

Aristotle’s Method of Teaching

Aristotle suggested inductive and deductive methods of teaching. He was the first to formulate the logic of these procedures. Aristotle applied these methods both for the objective and subjective studies: It is in this respect that he is considered as the father of modern sciences.

Every social activity should have specific aims and objectives. There are also some basic aims and objectives of education. Education changes as per the changing needs within the society the aims and objectives also changes time to time in the same society.

Aristotle’s Aim of Education

Aristotle’s Aim of Education

His view about the aim of education was different from that of his predecessors Socrates and Plato. He believed in the purposefulness of education. According to Socrates and Plato, the aim of education is to attain knowledge‘. Continue reading

Aims and Objectives of Education

Aims and Objectives of Education

There are some basic and general aims and objectives of education in society which are as follows:

1. Good Citizens

The basic aims of education system are to have useful and good citizens, who can be beneficial for society. Education develops in a person the following basic social qualities: Continue reading

Aristotle’s Philosophy of Education

Aristotle’s Concept of Education

Aristotle has many philosophies that are brought right into the classroom today without anyone knowing they are. His philosophies are truly remarkable. Through the life of Aristotle, one would wonder how a mere thought of philosophy could impact the way education is practiced today as we know it. Aristotle’s way of life reflected the way he thought and what he wrote for people to view and educate upon today.

There are numerous ways that the theories, philosophies, ethics, writings, and styles of teaching of Aristotle have influenced education today and most likely will continue to in the future. Aristotle believed strongly in the importance of an education that studies the real world and then draws conclusions and gains knowledge through analytical exercises. With practically everything that is done today and taught today, there is some relevant relation to that of Aristotle and his beliefs. Continue reading

Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of education is the branch of applied or practical philosophy concerned with the nature and aims of education and the philosophical problems arising from educational theory and practice. Because that practice is ubiquitous in and across human societies, it’s social and individual manifestations so varied, and its influence so profound, the subject is wide-ranging, involving issues in ethics and social/political philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and language, and other areas of philosophy. Continue reading

Unseen Passage Jibananda Das

Jibananda Das was born in a small town of Barishal in 1899. He took his Master’s Degree in English at the age of 22. The next year he started his teaching career as a Professor of English at the Calcutta City College. He lost the job in 1928 on the charge of publishing a poem in the Parichaya Partika. But two years after he joined the Ramjash College, Delhi though returned to his birth place the next year. He got an appointment in Brojamohon College, Barishal in 1935. In 1947 when the partition was made, he left Bangladesh for India. In West Bengal he started editing the Swaraj Patrika. In 1951 he joined the Kharagpur College. He was awarded Rabindra Purushkar in 1953. He met with a tram accident on the 14th October, 1954 and was hospitalized. After a few days he passed away on October 12, 1954. His major works are Banalata Sen, Jhara Palak, Dhusar Pundulipi, Ruposi Bangla etc.

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Begum Rokeya Passage

Begum Rokeya was a famous writer and a social worker. She lived in undivided Bengal in the early 20th

century. She believed that women should have the same rights and opportunities as man in the society. So,

she fought for their cause throughout her life. She was born in a village called Pairabondh, Rangpur in

  1. Her father was an educated landlord. Rokeya was married to Shakhawat Hussain in 1896. Her

husband was the Deputy Magistrate of Bhagalpur in India. He always encouraged her to go on with her

activities. Many upper class Muslims of Bengal at that time learnt Arabic and Persian as medium of

education and communication. But Rokeya had great love for her mother tongue. She learnt Bangla and

English from her eldest brother Ibrahim.

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William Shakespeare Passage

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was born at Stratford-upon-Avon in a house in Henley Street. His mother, Mary Arden, was one of the daughters of Robert Arden, a yeoman farmer of Wilmore: his father, John Shakespeare, was a Glover and wool dealer of good standing. From the age of seven to about 14, he attended Stratford Grammar School receiving an excellent well-rounded education. At the age of 18 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, who was eight years his senior and she was the daughter of a farmer. He then became actor-manager and part-owner in the Black friars and afterwards the Globe Theaters. Shakespeare’s acting career was spent with the Lord Chamberlain’s Company, where he was a first-rate actor. The company was renamed the King’s Company in 1603 when James succeeded to the throne. Among the actors in the group was the famous Richard Burbage. The partnership acquired interests in two theaters in the Southward area of London, near the banks of the Thames – the Globe and the Black friars. Shakespeare returned to Stratford for his later years where he died at the age of 52 and now lies at rest in his special grave at Holy Trinity Church.

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My Favourite Hobby Dialogue

A dialogue between two friends about hobbies.

Friend : Good morning.

Myself : Good morning

Friend : How are you, friend?

Myself : I am fine and you?

Friend : I am also fine.

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