Talk:Expanding your professional vocabulary

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We can have discussions here about our changes. After you leave a comment on a talk page, remember to sign and date; it helps everyone follow the threads of the discussion. The signature icon Signature icon.png in the edit window makes it simple, just click on it. --Shannonhart 14:26, 28 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]

With the doublepoint (:) you can indent also edits (click here to view the sourcecode of this sentence).


Testing[edit source]

Kristin[edit source]

Just checking this out...I have never used wiki before so I am exploring!

Hi Kristin, I have never used anything like this either but it is cool? It is going to be interesting working with everyone and learning how to use this. --Betsyl 21:11, 2 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I am just saying hi, im playing around with this page.


Please remember to use the Signature icon.png in the edit window of this page so we know who the comments are coming from. Thanks!--Shannonhart 16:27, 4 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I actually like this better than DB. It seems more personal and allows us to really work as a class. Carolyn
Great - may I ask out of curiosity what DB stands for ? Thanks, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 22:03, 8 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Erkan, DB refers to the Discussion Board in our Blackboard elearning environment. This is an online class that has branched out to wikiversity because of limitations in Blackboard.--Shannonhart 16:28, 18 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Question: supposed to check in here also ?[edit source]

I was wondering if we were supposed to check in here also. Could someone let me know!

Jonie Chavis Sept. 8,m 2008

Jonie, I just figured out how to do so, but we are suppose to check in here also. If you disagree with any of the definitions or want to add something to them to make the definition complete you should do so by tonight, or post it here in the discussion. (AmandaB)

Questions or doubts about definitions ?[edit source]

Our definitions have grown quite well. Does anyone have any questions or doubts about them before we start looking them up? --Shannonhart 16:29, 4 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I think everyone has summited great definitions. We have such a different variety of ways to define each word, and I think its good to read what first comes to mind when each of my classmates think of these vocabulary words. I do agree with Betsy on the word discipline and child, but in all I think the class has done great. I added a little bit to a couple more words, and I cant wait to see all of the real definitions when everyone starts summiting them tomorrow! (AmandaB)

Child[edit source]

I love the definitions for Child. Someone of small stature is good but couldnt that be viewed as an adult also? When I read that definition the first thing that came to my mind was dwarfs or little people. And if you think about it, Someone who needs to be taken care of could be an older adult also. But these are very good definitions. --Betsyl 07:13, 6 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Betsy, I agree with you about the child definition. They are good definitions but could also mean adults! (AmandaB)

Discipline[edit source]

I was looking at how someone defined discipline as how you handle a situation. I would think that is more of an action taken to correct bad behavior or to teach good behavior but I could be wrong. It just seems to me that (how you handle a situation)is to broad when defining discipline. However, discipline is certainly a situation and i guess you have to handle it. --Betsyl 06:57, 6 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Betsy, I agree. When I read the word, I wondered if the "context" (one of our words!! HA!) was as in discipline of a child, employee, etc. or discipline within yourself. This is definitely a broad term. Carolyn

Normal[edit source]

I think this is a hard word to define. What is normal to one person or group may not be normal to another.--Lisaz 14:55, 6 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Good point. People's cultural identity is so different and varies in so many ways. What may be normal to me may seem offensive to you. For example, in Islamic culture, women are treated bad. Although it seems harsh to me, to them, it seems perfectly normal. Carolyn

I agree, it is like trying to define the word religion because there are so many different religions. --Betsyl 22:31, 16 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Child[edit source]

I argree with Besty, I thought the same thing when I read someone of small stature. I immediately thought of little people. Also, someone with, for example, Alzheimer's, needs to be cared for, but are they a child? Possibly mentally? This really gives you something to think about.--Lisaz 14:55, 6 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Oops I think I forgot to log on when I added my dictionary definitions to the Wiki. I went back and added my name to the ones that I did. Sorry.

Great discussions here, keep it up!--Shannonhart 16:28, 18 September 2008 (UTC)[edit source]

Learning[edit source]

--Consandram 19:12, 18 September 2008 (UTC)I'm just catching on to wiki. Could someone tell me if the three new words are the ones by Besty in red. Consandra[reply]

==New Words[edit source]

I added the words acceptence, play, mainstream, and inclusion to the Wiki along with what I think the definitions are. Let me know what you all think. - LisaZ


Y'all have added excellent words! I just added family and adoption. I will be adding some more soon. ~AmandaB~

New Words[edit source]

I added the words cognitive, influence, and variable chapters 1 and 2 in the textbook. I wrote what I think they mean. Let me know what you think or if someone wants to give an official definition, that would be great.--Lisaz 21:32, 27 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]

stereotype[edit source]

I added this word and the definition to the Wiki.--Lisaz 14:33, 5 October 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Lisa, I think this was an excellent word to add. So many people stereotype people and don't even know what it means! Great Job! ~AmandaB~


I added the words Puberty and Obesity to our list. Take a look at the definitions and let me know what yall think. Also add anything you can think of too. Thanks! ~Amanda B~

I'm adding the word intelligence to the word list. We start talking about this in Chapter 8.--65.191.196.83 23:05, 13 October 2008 (UTC)--AmyJ I only added what I thought the word meant so if anyone else want to take a shot at it before we put the definition go ahead.--AmyJ 23:19, 13 October 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Amy, I think intellegence is a good word for the Wiki. I added my personal definition to yours--Lisaz 20:56, 19 October 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Piaget[edit source]

I added the word adaptation, assimilation, and egocentrism to the Wiki along with the definitions of what I think they mean. I came across these words in chapter 6. I would appreciated anyone eles's input :) Thanks--Lisaz 20:56, 19 October 2008 (UTC) My understanding for the word egocentrism would be a self-centered person. What do yoiu think? (consandram). I think this is true but I think it has to do with how a person uses their self-centeredness to make judgements on other people and cultures. Does someone want to look this up?--Lisaz 01:58, 21 October 2008 (UTC)I looked it up in the back of our textbook it states: The failure to distinguish the symbolic viewpoints of others from one's own.--Consandram 22:29, 26 October 2008 (UTC)Without looking it up I would have put that egocentrism would be a self-centered person just like you said and it seems that basically that's what the definition states.--AmyJ 03:31, 27 October 2008 (UTC) I added what I thought for adaptation and assimilation and after posting I realize that for some reason my definition for both sound almost the same. For adaptaion I put you try to conform to your surrounding in order to fit in and for assimilation you change in order to be like everyone around you. I will give others a chance to put what they think and then maybe me or someone else can look it up.--AmyJ 03:31, 27 October 2008 (UTC) Thanks for responding to my words. I looked up the word egocentrism. I also added the word plasticity because one of the experts in the Child's Brain PBS video really stressed its importance on how children learn. I also added what I think it means. It would be great if you guys added to it or if someone wants to give an official definition. Thanks --Lisaz 01:46, 29 October 2008 (UTC) Hey, Lisa I just looked up the definition for plasticity and you were right it meant capable of being shaped or formed, nice job!--AmyJ 22:19, 1 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I know everyone is busy with field placement, but I wanted to add the word "ethics" to the wiki because Dr. Garder talked so much about it in the podcast as it petains to to what are our rights and what are are responsibilities. I thought he made a great point so I added it along with my definition. Thanks--Lisaz 04:50, 15 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]


I added the words Metacognition and Knowledge from Chapter 7. Take a look at the definitions that I added, and add to them please. Thanks! AmandaB