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Diverse Disciplines

We provide various lists of books, journals, articles, and other publications that can be accessed
for review and purchase from external suppliers such as Amazon.com. Our lists are continually
updated, so check back frequently. If you have items to recommend please contact us as
we would appreciate your assistance.

Global Learning

Global Learning is an internal ground-breaking program that includes the entire website. We assist an international network of like-minded individuals committed to making a positive contribution to a globalizing world. We highlight an outstanding genre for global human development that merits special attention. The knowledge we gain and its use could change our life's trajectory to become a more effective communicator and an exemplary global citizen.

Project

Below, we provide an example of a global learning project NOT affiliated with the Prallagon community. Building Global Learning Communities. It's a "critique of a three-year action research case study involving building collaborative global learning communities around a community of practice of learning researchers and practitioners". PDF download is available for those desiring to learn more about 'building global learning communities' through social media.

Education

Building a Global Civic Culture: Education for an Interdependent World. This book gives a the idea of "civics" a new meaning. It also gives importance to the work of International NGOs. TCP, NY/UK,1988. ISBN 0-8077-2867-5.

Physical Sciences

A branch of natural science that studies non-living systems, i.e., astronomy, ecology, chemistry, biology, geology, physics, and of great importance to advance global human development.

Social Sciences

Provides unique opportunities to achieve human development in a global context. This branch of science is devoted to the study of human societies and the relationships among individuals within those societies.

The Arts

Promotes the spiritual side of human development by securing sense perception of the inner realities through the theory and physical expression of creativity found in human cultures and societies.

Economics

The behaviour and interactions of economic agents and how economies work are foremost considerations in development theory and its practice.  It is the hallmark in providing material necessities needed to sustain the human race.

Cognitive Science

The interdisciplinary, scientific study of the mind and its processes. It examines the nature, the tasks, and the functions of cognition (intelligence and behavior). The broad goal is to characterize the nature of human knowledge, its forms and content, and how that knowledge is acquired, processed, and used.

Learning Environment

We strive to provide an environment for self-reflection on humanity as a species of one that through introspection develops the capacity to gain a level of conciousness for shared species identity as a precursor to human development in a global context.

Forging Pathways

'Human diversity is a fact, an inescapable reality; the challenge facing humanity lies in establishing its unity. Forging a path to such a positive outcome is what dialogue is all about. For when people of different nationalities, different cultures, different races, different disciplines, come together to discuss the way to plan ahead, human creative faculty is released, and the achievement of unity and integration becomes genuinely possible.' Transition to a Global Society. Ref. Oneworld Pub. 1993, p. viii. ISBN 1-85168-039-X.

Human Genetics

New findings in genetics and molecular biology are emerging at an unprecedented clip. The rate of advance is only going to increase and new biological knowledge is raising a host of perplexing ethical, social, and legal questions yet to be resolved.

Artificial Intelligence

The Artificial intelligence (AI) research is highly technical and specialized and has two main lines of thought: (1) Biological thinking where AI is based on the idea of human thinking and that system should work like how humans think. (2) This is about phenomenalism, that human knowledge is confined to or founded on the realities or appearances presented to the senses. They both intersect and may eventually succeed. However, advances in AI will deeply impact ethical, social, and legal issues.

BlockChain Technology

When blockchain technology is further understood it can be used to provide solutions to existing challenges in global human development and in humanitarian assistance.
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Featured

This is an on-going effort to provide information that directly links to our abiding theme: Global Human Development. Purposely left broad to accommodate a wide variety of resources, inherent in the theme is the obvious intent to galvanize a collective to consolidate the ability and effort to dialogue, plan, and initiate what is required to offset pressing global challenges. Those listed below can be found on Amazon.com. Some may be found on websites offering material free of charge. ISBNs are listed to help with your research. Click Below.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

One-hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance?

The evolution of civilizations

The author examines the application of the scientific method to the social sciences; poses a division of culture into six levels from the abstract to the more concrete, and seeks to define cilivations.

Building a Global Civic Culture

The John Dewey Lecture series is to provide a setting where able thinkers from various sectors of our intellectual life can direct their most searching thoughts to problems that involve the relation of education to culture.

Transition To A Global Society

What will be the structure of a united world? Can we achieve global unity in this century out of the chaos of conflict, and what will happen to cultural diversity as the people of the world become more integrated every day?

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