To find that when you involve the people who are learning in their own learning, they feel empowered and will want to undertake the learning processes more and more. It also encourages all to get everything they can out of their learning. Learning occurs most effectively when individuals know that they have something to learn and want to learn it. 12. Those involved in learning need to feel involved in the process.
The things they learn within the cave are a limit to what can truly be learned on the outside. Over time, the shadows have been used to manipulate the minds of prisoners, making them believe what they perceive on the wall in front of them is what they will see for their whole life. Time is key. Once the image is produced multiple times, the prisoners begin to adapt to it, forming a conclusion that what they see is reality. However, for a prisoner to get fed up with these chains and mind games, he himself must be able to break away from looking straight ahead.
In Republic book VII Plato explains his analogy of the cave. Plato uses the analogy to help explain his ideological role in the two worlds which are the World of Forms and the Physical world. Plato states that the analogy would inform others how the World of Sense participate nothing but an illusion, therefore the true realism would be found in the everlasting World of Forms. Plato’s illation begins in a cave. The cave symbolises the World of Sense, a figure of captives are tired by their ankles and necks so that they are unable to change direction.
He believes in what he sees and feels while dreaming, but can not trust his senses to tell him that he is not still dreaming. His senses can not show him proof that the world exists. Descartes concludes that he can not base judgement on his senses, and for what he knows, himself and the rest of the world might be under the control of an evil demon. Rene Descartes’ evil demon is perceptibly shown in the Matrix as the unreal intelligence that forces a virtual reality on humans. Just as Descartes realized that the perceptions in his dreams were strong enough to convince him the dreams were real, the humans who are plugged into the Matrix have no idea that their reality of sence is false, created artificially instead of coming from actual experiences.
Then he realized that the sun is an important factor which is responsible for the seasons and the year so had gotten the conclusion that the sun was the form of the good. But when he comes back to the cave, he tries to tell the other ones about the reality, but they reject everything that he said and condemned him because he has seen goodness and acted rightly. However, knowledge could only be derived from the timeless and perfect world of the forms. Anything derived from the movement and uncertain world of sensation would be mere opinion as demonstrated by the prisoners in the allegory of the cave. So, when the prisoner
1 UNIT 012 Principles of assessment in lifelong learning Furthermore the assessment could be formal (with constraints and validation of knowledge) or informal (any time by oral questions to know how much learning is taking place) depending on area being assessed. When I plan assessment, I aim to consider the “5W+H: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How” to be sure that both students and I are informed of all the requirements. It is important to insure that all information/learning material follows these main criteria: • • • • Valid - appropriate to the subject. Reliable - continuity for all students. Fair - appropriate to all but differentiate for any
Explain Plato’s analogy of the cave. Plato’s cave analogy of the cave it this because it is a simple story that has a metaphorical meaning. Plato uses this analogy to show the link between the physical world and the world of forms. Plato thinks that this analogy helps people to understand why the physical world is all an illusion. Only true reality can be found in the world of forms, in which everything is unchanging.
Socrates also admits the obvious in the passage by saying because he has not experienced the after-life, he is not able to pass judgment on what is to come. After thoroughly defending himself against his first charge, Socrates takes a stab at bringing light to the second charge as well: Corrupting the
You can only have so much blind faith, and the idea that your entire life isn’t real, is such a radical concept that would be too hard to swallow without experiencing it for your own. Another similarity between The Allegory of the Cave and The Matrix, would be the need for a mentor. In the Allegory we have Socrates, who urges one to discover and learn freely, see things not as they are but for their possibilities. I see Morpheus as that kind of pedagogical teacher, he pushes Neo towards self understanding using the same kind of method as Socrates. Not telling the student the answers, but letting their minds ponder and
When we learn as readers that Jack does not know anything about the outside world, or that there even is a world outside of “room” it makes the reader realize how by this act of abduction, the future of a young child was put on hold because he was being sheltered from a far worse truth about his existence. He is a child who should be experiencing the world, yet he is stuck in a room. The only form of relief I got from this was that Ma chose to keep Jack away from Old Nick at all costs. Jacks innocence is preserved until he finds out the truth about room, in which you chose to make him part of the getaway plan, a quick transition from a naive child to a 5 year-old who has experienced more than his peers. Jack is never the same after his realization and transition and I assume it is that way with most children who get to go home after they get away from their abductors.