Is Modeling a Proper Career?

I'm sure majority of our parents have told us that modeling is not a proper career to pursue in or a good path to take at least once in our lifetime. The reasons behind them were probably "You will have to wear really revealing clothes in front of many men", "modeling will influence you to conduct bad activities like smoking or taking drugs", "some rich well-known man will pay you to sleep with him "and many more. But then you see models like Tyra Banks, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and many more doing so well in the fashion industry, they all seem so content with their luxurious life. You can not seem to decide which is true and false. And as an aspirating model who's a degree or PHD holder, unsure if you would really want to break into the modeling industry, risking yourselves being involved in activities you did not sign up for or just play safe and pursue your career in a more safe and stable line like a Physiotherapist or PR practitioner or something else. So is modeling a proper career to pursuit?

Modeling as a career has its pros and cons. It's a vast industry that many are dying to get in but only a few can make it on top. It is an industry that's always surrounded by cameras, well-known people, media and more. So whatever you do it is being under surveillance by everyone. Many are willing to sacrifice to get this kind of attention and life, some would even cross their personal boundaries in hopes that some agency would notice them. However, the modeling life is of course glamorous too. You get to travel the world, wear designers' clothes, meet superstars, maybe even lucky enough you might have one or two flings with them, get expensive makeover that no one else can have except for you, get exclusive access to many places without the need to queue up, earn big bucks and more. While there are numerous great things of being a model there is likewise a dull underside that everyone bought to know about before transferring ownership of their life to the trend setting world.

PROS

  1. If you're blessed enough to be scouted by one of the top agencies, guarantee your bank accounts will be flooded with large sum of money. If it's a small agency but a legit one, you still get your paychecks that can cover your bills and keep you more than alive.
  2. You get to see the world for free! Yeah, you can definitely cross out all the places in that travel bucket list of yours before you die
  3. Free branded stuff! Clothes, bags, shoes, you name it. Generous designers would give you one or two of their creations to you as a token of generosity or gratitude. And that's only if they really like you. But of course sometimes they're for advertising purposes as well.
  4. Boost your confidence. Trust me, the more shows you book, the higher

Contents of Education

An Islamic Perspective towards Philosophy of Education

Introduction

Philosophy is the study of realities, pursuit of wisdom, and commentary on general principles of life. It is concerned with a search of eternal truth, both conceptual as well as practical. It has five areas of search – Epistemology, Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Ethics and History. The instrument used by philosophy to unearth realities or to discover truth is logic, both inductive as well deductive. Educational philosophy is a branch of general philosophy, it gains strength from epistemology. It formulates the aims and objectives or contents of education that, in turn, influence the whole learning environment, society, and future generations.

Philosophy of education is based on general principles of psychology, sociology, politics, economics, history, science, and religion. Education is dualistic phenomenon; it is static as well as dynamic. The major portion is dynamic or provisional and adjusts with the change and growth in knowledge, social structure, and civilization, while the minor but vital portion is static or eternal. We proposed that the contents of education are eternal while the application and explanation of these contents, a major portion, is dynamic. We assumed multi-disciplinary approach towards contents of education. The analysis accommodates the needs of individuals, society, and time and encompasses the cultural, social, and vocational aims of education.

Education may be formal as well as informal. The formal education is given in schools or colleges or universities, on the other hand informal education is obtained and absorbed from society and environment. Education, formal & informal, is developed and internalized in one’s personality through reflection and experience. It means all of us are learners during our lifetime. However, we are going to analyze the philosophy (aims & objectives) of formal education. Moreover, education has three levels – primary, secondary, and higher. Primary education deals with infants of 3 to 11 years old, secondary education covers teenagers of 12 to 18 years, and higher education shapes young learners of above 18 years. A distinctive approach is required for each level of education.

The contents of education vary from community to community. A secular society would have a different approach towards contents as compare to some ideological society. Moreover, the explanation or implementation of contents would be different in different societies. Our analysis is ideological and dominantly based on Islamic view towards education.

Terminology

The term “education” has been derived from the Latin words Educare, Educatum, or Educere. Educatum and educare mean to train and to nourish, while educere mean to lead out. The former implies that education is something external; to be imposed or put in from outside, it means the external environment plays a decisive role in learning process. The latter indicate growth from within; it means internal potentialities of an individual are decisive in learning process, the external environment has secondary role in educational process. Naturalists / Psychologists gave more importance to internal dispositions of learning process while the social philosophers put major stress on external demands of educational process. We assumed a mixed …

Pointers and Advice on How to Learn Science Terminology and Tips on Revision Techniques

The Problem: Imagine if you had spent a whole year (or if you were lucky, a month or two) writing lots and lots of notes and these notes were the key to your understanding of certain topics and were the foundation of your revision. What if you were to lose them? What if you were to somehow damage them? There is a chance that you may read them back later and realize that they do not make a lot of sense / you are no longer clear on what the meaning is. Then what?

The Contemplation: I would suggest you do what I did; have your notes based upon universal science glossary that is easy to understand. This way you could then write less notes (saving time) and use the glossary to start from the basic meanings and scientific terminology and progress though to the harder to understand. At the very least it would be good to use in conjunction with your existing notes to cover all the gray areas you have. I would go one step further and bring these ideas into the modern age and have them focused upon one knowledgeable, easy to understand, constant, informative and extremely helpful source.

I also found that when I was studying science there was a lot to take in and there are many multiple meanings within terms and words that mean exactly the same thing. These meanings, terms and words just come from different places and times. Who knows why they could not have just used one way or one description or kept the same words and terms instead of changing them? Learning all the new terms is hard enough, right? …

Movie Training – The Dangers of Paying For Expensive Filmmaking Courses in College

Forget the stories in the magazines and papers about the skyscraping budgets of the blockbuster movies, is that really realistic? Even the smallest film can have extraordinary costs associated with its creation, costs that might start long before the first still shot is framed up. For many filmmakers, before they shout action for the first time, there is film education with film courses, filmmaking tips and other ways for them to learn filmmaking. But, what is the real cost of film making, for the student, for the parents of a young student or the family of an older student?

Film college, usually the first step to making a first film of any length, is expensive, not only for the film courses themselves but for the often heart breaking, emotional toll it can have. But there are other, less internal costs that are involved with film making, including the cost of location, equipment, actors and the other accoutrement that is needed for the shoot. (There are other even less interesting costs such as fees for permits and licensing to consider as well.)

For even a small film university, the cost can be fairly high, and typically requires a full college education, with the whole gamut of required courses that most students do not agree has anything to do with their eventual career choice. For other students, there might be options such as film courses that are independent of other college education, but that is not always possible in all locations and for all students. And while this will certainly cost less than a full education, it is still expensive. When a student only takes a few film courses instead of pursuing a full college education though, they cannot take advantage of some scholarships, grants and other educational assistance in any way.

Movie training itself can be expensive, but it is also expensive to make a film as well. The more ambitious the movie is going to be, the more expensive it will be. Even a very short film can cost a great deal of time, money and effort for the student. Even when others volunteer their time and energy to help out in the project, there are costs that cannot be avoided.

No matter how much of a “natural” the prospective film maker might seem to his friends and family, they benefit from some formal film study courses which can cover not only the basics, (which they might have down already) but may also cover other topics like location legalities and other mundane details that the filmmaker might not know of think of immediately. While it is expensive to take film courses in even a small, local film school, there are other options including a low cost alternative. No Budget Film Making is just the answer that you might be looking for, allowing you to learn what you need to know without paying the earth, moon and stars to get your filmmaking education.…

The Essential Home School Books

In a day and age when even sending your kids to school can be dangerous or ineffective, more and more parents are taking control of their children's education by choosing to home school. Home schooling is certainly not the answer in all situations. But occasionally it becomes evident that a particular child will achieve greater success through home schooling as opposed to the traditional learning environment.

Home schooling, however, is not something to approach lightly. It is absolutely essential that those teaching the child – whether a parent or other instructor – are qualified to provide a home school education. And part of providing this education is the use of educational material such as home school books.

Home school books should mirror the curriculum being introduced in the child's particular grade level. Home schooling is a commitment to providing the child a safe and comfortable learning environment; but it is also a commitment to keeping the child on track educationalally with their peers. Subsequently, home school books should focus on meeting curriculum goals as identified by the school district and home educators. And the material should be taught in a way that addresses the particular needs of the student.

Another particular use for home school books is to attend to those special learning needs sometimes required by home schooled students. Often, when a child is struggling with certain learning disabilities, a parent will make a decision to attempt home schooling in an effort to individually focus on the child and achieve educational success. Home school books that address these individual obstacles can have far reaching impact on successful learning.

Home school books – along with individualized curriculum – can be found online and will walk instructors through the instructional process with ease and comfort. Parents who choose to home school should familiarize themselves with the curriculum and the information found in home school books so they can best tailor the instruction to meet the student's needs.

Home schooling, when done properly and responsibly, can help students with particular needs make educational headway. Use home school books to lay the foundation for a quality education. …

Photo Grants For Single Mothers in Canada

Every country will agree to the fact that the women require adequate education to move ahead in life, especially the mothers. Single mothers have special needs as they are the only support to their family and kids. Money, time and confidence are three obstacles in their path to acquire education. Canada, like any other country, has identified these problems and hence, has started college grants for single mothers in Canada.

The Canadian government realizes the problems faced by single mothers and has started various grants to help the mothers cope with the problems by providing required education for them. Like in the United States, to apply for federal grants in Canada, one needs to apply it through the FAFSA center. The FAFSA is an online center set up for receiving the applications for the federal and state grants. The applicants usually need to submit their previous year's tax records as it is the eligibility criterion for receiving the grants.

The latest feature regarding the college grants for single mothers is the Canada Student Grants program (CSGP) which has clubbed the various federal student grants into a single program and is earnestly trying to reach out to single mothers who like to pursue their studies. This new program helped 245,000 students in the academic year 2009-2010 and is very easy to apply for. Some of the grants under this program have been listed below:

1) Canada Student Grant for Persons from Low-Income Families: This grant provides $ 250 per month to students of low-income household who also are eligible for a federal student loan, and is available to undergraduate and college school program.

2) Canada Student Grant for Persons from Middle-Income Families: As the name suggests, this is granted to a middle-income class student also qualifying for a federal loan. The selected student will receive $ 100 per month of study.

3) Canada Student Grant for Persons with Permanent Disabilities: This grant is only for those students who are handicapped or crippled. The state offers $ 2000 every academic year for these students to cover their education costs and tuitions.

4) Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities: Those handicapped students who face exclusive expenses for interpreters or tutors are provided $ 8000 annually from the state.

5) Canada Student Grant for Persons with Dependents: This grant is exclusive for mothers. $ 200 per month of study is provided to them for each child which they have under 12 years of age.

6) Canada Student Grant for Part-Time Students with Dependents: This is for single mothers who are pursuing part-time education. For every child under 12 years of age, the single mother is entitled to $ 40 per week of study. Single mothers with three or more children are entitled for $ 60 per week.

7) Canada Student Grant for Part-Time Studies: This scholarship is only for part-time students. The state grants up to $ 1200 per school year for the eligible part-time students.

The Government …