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Table of Content for Vol. 8 No. 1, 2019

General Futurology and Its Six Methods, Yi and Parapsychology
Yi-Fang Chang
      
 PP. 1 - 11
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ABSTRACT: General futurology as predictions of various future natural and social phenomena is discussed. We research its six methods: natural scientific methods, social scientific methods, computer simulation methods, cultural methods (including Chinese traditional Yi), religious methods, and mystical methods (including parapsychology). Then mathematical and physical methods are discussed. Further, we search Back Map and its some results. For the future and crisis usual analysis is divided into pessimism or optimism. But, we believe in the real strength and the progress of the society for our world.


The Impact of Meditation on Aggression and Suicidal Ideation among the Adolescents Boys of Kashmir
Irfan Fayaz & Dr. Manju Agarwal
      
 PP. 12 - 28
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ABSTRACT: The present study analyzed the impact of meditation on aggression and suicidal ideation among adolescent boys of Kashmir. Method is pre and post intervention design for 36 adolescents boys (n = 36) from two different schools of Kashmir selected by using convenient sampling. Two questionnaires including Aggression questionnaire by Buss, A.H & Perry, Multi attitude Suicidal Scale (MAST) by Isreal Orbach et al., was used for pre and post evaluation purpose. The results showed significant difference on pre and post test scores on three dimensions of aggression i.e. physical aggression (t = 3.17, p<0.01), anger (t = 2.344, p<0.05) and hostility (2.897, p<0.01), while verbal aggression shows no significant difference on pre and post intervention scores. The study also revealed significant difference on pre and post intervention scores on one dimension of suicidal ideation i.e. attraction to death (t = 2.275, p<0.05), while other three dimensions of suicidal ideation i.e. attraction to life, repulsion by life and repulsion by death shows no significant difference on pre and post test scores. The overall study showed that meditation can be an effective way of managing aggression and suicidal ideation among adolescent boys. Overall the study showed that even in regions ridden with armed conflict, practice of meditation by adolescents can reduce their levels of aggression effectively. It also increased their attraction to life and reduces their suicidal ideation. The study has wide implications for making the life of adolescents simpler and comfortable across all regions of the world using well planned sessions of meditation and making it a part of their curriculum.


Development of Activity Based Lesson Plans: An Experiment with Social Science Subject
Baljeet Singh
      
 PP. 29 - 41
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ABSTRACT: Teacher effectiveness is a broadly used term that consists of characteristics, proficiencies, teaching skills and behaviours of teachers at all educational levels that empower students to reach to desired level. This may include the accomplishment of precise learning objectives as well as broader learning goals such as being able to solve problems, think critically, work collaboratively, and become effective citizens. In the present investigation, Review of related literature revealed that there is a gap in expected and existing competencies of social science teachers. One of the major findings of these studies revealed that teachers in our own country are mostly following fixed ways of teaching in the classroom. It is because the education program for teachers prepares the teacher to follow one of a few fixed ways of teaching. Therefore, a strong need of development of activity-based lesson plans teachers which will update their knowledge and skills for effective social science teaching. Therefore this paper deals with the development of Activity Based lesson plans for effective teaching in social sciences (ABTM).


Dual-Time Concept and Mythology Illuminate Intersection of Science and Religion
Judith A. Giannini
      
 PP. 42 - 62
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ABSTRACT: Ancient records have numerous examples of concurrent, but different, accounts of time passage for the same events. The ambiguity leads to unreliable dating and diminished credibility in the factual nature of the events. As a result, ancient stories, particularly those with religious ties, are often designated as mythology with no scientific credibility. We show that viewing these stories with a dual-time perspective (linear for the human point-of-view and non-linear for the divine point-of-view) can relieve some of the ambiguity, and demonstrate factual consistency and credibility. As an example, we use the Genesis creation account – showing likely valid fact-based roots. The human perspective is a 24-hour Day, but the scientific record perspective is non-linear. Comparing creation myths and using Kinematic relativity, we present a mathematically-based BCE calibration for the Days, demonstrating that science and Genesis can be seen as totally consistent – differing only in the method of expressing their dates.