This-essay is a7312053.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %SELF EVALUATION 731205 Self-realization in its mature sense is dependent upon self-evaluation. Persons as they mature acquire a variety of criteria for self-evaluation. Persons' productivity and sense of well-being depend critically upon the congruence of their criteria for self-evaluation with their abilities, limitations, inclinations, social matrix, etc. Lack of congruence can lead to a non- productive life and/or a profound sense of dissatisfaction, even unto death. A high level of congruence can lead to a productive life and a sense of appreciation for those who facilitated the development of that congruence. When that appreciation leads to supportive action a positive feed-back loop may operate to facilitate the development of congruence of criteria for the next generation. There are implicit criteria for self-evaluation hidden in the grading practices which are common in our educational systems. The presence of these criteria (even though only implicit) has a significant influence on the future lives of the students who experience the grading practices. The fact that criteria are not articulated explicitly leaves students all the more the victims of any incongruence between the criteria and the realities of individual student lives. It would be helpful to articulate the criteria and associated assumptions (of our traditional grading practices) so that real students may critically examine them and so not remain enslaved to them. It would be helpful if students were assisted in the development of personal criteria for self-evaluation so that there might be a greater degree of congruence, productivity, and self-realization. It may be that the criteria for self-evaluation which a student acquires through education are more significant than are the specific bits of knowledge and particular skills acquired. If this be the case, the fact should be considered while planning ways to help students acquire knowledge and skills which they value. (c) 1999 by Paul A. Smith in GO: essayz.com "Search for Integrity and Honesty" (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
Find the following links by clicking on CENTER when CENTER near the top or bottom of a web page of essayz.com
1. Go to HOME PAGE of essayz.com 2. Find brief-essays via keywords 3. Find brief-essay about ADDICTION 4. Search-Helps related to ABOVE-LINK 5. GoTo Action & Information Center 6. Find Regular-Essays via Year/Month 7. Find Regular-Essays via Word-Starts 8. Find Regular-Essay about LOVE
This-essay is a7312053.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. These 5 lines echo top lines. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One