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On “Why” and “How”. The Power of Words, The Decadence of Western Educational Systems and a New Role for Aesthetics Marino Maiorino – IFAE – 18/06/2009. Summary. Childish and Mature Questions: “Why?” And “How?” Meaningful and Effective Communication “The Ancient Greeks, They Sung!”
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On "Why" and "How" The Power of Words, The Decadence of Western Educational Systems and a New Role for Esthetics Marino Maiorino – IFAE – 18/06/2009

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Summary Childish and Mature Questions: "Why?" And "How?" Meaningful and Effective Communication "The Ancient Greeks, They Sung!" Homer, the Bards, the Minstrels The Secret Power of Words Mnemosine Language in Educational Systems The Peripathetic School Cloysters and Deambulatoria The Present Day Western Educational Systems and Their Role in Society Good Tools for No Purpose: Latin at School Expression: NOT Only A Matter of Language Is there a place left for Esthetics? Utilitarian importance of Esthetics Conclusions

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Why? – Pourquoi? – ¿Por qué? - ¿Per què? – Perché? Signifies the desire to know the for what reason an occasion happened. This reason might be a characteristic law, an unrestrained choice, anything . How? – Comme? ¿Como? - ¿Com? – Come? Signifies the desire to know the successful purpose that drove some occasion to happen. "How" bars through and through freedom from the conceivable causes. "Why?" and "How?"

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Meaningful and Effective Communication Language is a Communication Protocol Mastering of Language is Mandatory for Proper, Meaningful and Effective Coomunication Improper learning of dialect may prompt: Misunderstandings Mistakes Troubles Health Troubles!

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"The Ancient Greeks, They Sung!" Heard frequently by Latin and Greek instructors for NO GOOD REASON; Not a case of awful correspondence: the base of this presentation; Did the Ancient Greeks truly sing? "the Muse has shown them the pathways, since she cherishes the organization of artists" Homer, Odyssey 8.481 How did the Greeks saved their social legacy throughout the hundreds of years? Oral custom!!!

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Homer, the Bards, the Minstrels Greeks (established custom) did not compose themselves! Sonnets were at times reiterations of similar sounds in comparable words, with the goal that they could be recollected all the more effortlessly In Celtic Europe, versifiers required an apprenticeship of 16 years before getting their "evaluations" Their custom went to the Minstrels of the "Chansons de Geste"

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Homer, the Bards, the Minstrels Butrica, J.L., "A PLEONASTIC USE OF KAI AND ET IN EPIC SIMILES", Mnemosyne, Volume 53, Number 2, 2000 , pp. 129-138(10) A pleonasm is a gadget that involves the utilization of a word unnecessary to the strict importance of a sentence, and which in this way could be erased without influencing the feeling of something. A practically identical circumstance is seen between the titles pontifex maximus and archiereus megistos . Curve iereus would be sufficient, in light of the fact that curve as of now gives the possibility of maximus, as iereus that of pontifex: however yet we find moreover likewise its full frame, regardless of the possibility that pleonastic, presumably on the grounds that archiereus megistos is musically and phonetically near pontifex maximus. Iliad, Odissey, Beowulf, Kalevala… "Enkä lähe Inkerelle, penkerelle, pänkerelle;

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Homer, the Bards, the Minstrels Roman Battering Ram In latin Aries = Ram

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The Secret Power of Words "in the first place there was The Verb… " Most enchantment (and holy customs) requires the spelling of a talked recipe. In English, to spell = to declare, to mean, to captivate A word claimed by a poet or a druid could stop the enemies in a fight, make them escape away… According to a few sources, the genuine name of Rome was not known: Rome was given around so that adversary magicians couldn\'t revile the name and in this way the town!!! The Power is in the Transmission of Thought: Telepathy!!!

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Mnemosine Words are shells for ideas How would we recall ideas? Assonations, rhymes (sound help) Poems, melodies (memory) Word equations (dubious however agreeable help) Numerical recipes (progressions, arrangement) Memotechniques (Pico della Mirandola, Dominican Monks, Jesuites Priests) Mandatory: legitimate dialect improvement

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Language in Educational Systems Learning by memory is immaculate notionism… Spoken examinations are upsetting… Speaking is being diminished to a base, pointless, awful joke Ortography mistakes (also issues in appropriate sentence development) are excessively endured General theory: showing quality is measured by the quantity of understudies passing the examinations, in this way… … set the instructing guidelines to a lower level with a specific end goal to permit more understudies to pass the exams!!!

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The Peripathetic School Pythagoras had his pupils strolling under the stoà (secured hallway around the agorà , whence the name of "stoic" school) while he was talking about with them. The thought behind this: the reiteration of ideas as lyrics or rhymes while strolling between cadenced segments, helps concentrating on the subject and rehashing the ideas

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Cloysters and Deambulatoria In medieval times, ministers strolled in their structures while perusing the Bible. The beautifications regularly took after a legitimate request. The ministers could recall the books they were perusing by essentially taking a gander at the beautifications they had close-by.

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The Present Day Western Educational Systems and Their Role in Society Education is: planning youthful eras to be dynamic individuals from the general public Nowadays this implies: kids need to recognize what to do in a processing plant Freedom of the individual is the publicized target Responsibility towards oneself and the others, self-inspiration , internal identity development are of no esteem Life might be intense on occasion. This is just wiped out by a diffuse acknowledgment of average quality as a way of life. No demise, no war, no ailment, no unemployment, no issues…

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Good Tools for No Purpose: Latin at School Dead Languages are futile? Latin/Greek educators can instruct? Coded sentence structures are engaged to the educative undertaking? What are "cases" in latin and why there are "supplements" on top of them? Exemptions CONFIRM the principles? WTF? More profound learning of the matter required! Consider the dialect: think what you say, with a specific end goal to express accurately your idea!

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Expression: NOT Only A Matter of Language Literature Poetry Painting Music Architecture, building Your regular day to day existence Hobbies…

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Is there a place left for Esthetics? Style makes our life merrier Objects today intended for capacity (they say) Must we get by with practical , foul articles?

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Functional Meaning of Esthetics makes things all the more engaging (Apple versus PC\'s) Working with "pleasant" devices makes the work more charming (efficiency enhances) When creating instruments, programming, think in the client fulfillment, not just the capacity Embed feel in capacity!

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Conclusions Express appropriately Express pleasantly Express through your work

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