Theory and Practice of Education (Continuum Studies in by David A. Turner

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We started from the assumption that making a particular win much more attractive for Player A would make the choice associated with that big win more attractive. However, having followed through the logic of the game and arriving at an informal solution, we have discovered that, in fact, the choice associated with a big win is likely to be played much less frequently. Rather As Simple as Possible 27 than trying to maximize their gains in a naive way, the players are trying to minimize the gains of the other.

The lover of plain language groups one of the tacks and one of the gybes together as 'turning left', and the other of each as 'turning right'. Before proceeding further with the question of whether the jargon is right or wrong, this very clear difference needs remarking; the two different ways of describing what the dinghy does form different groupings. Events which are brought together as similar in one form of expression are singled out as distinctive in the other. The language that is being used makes certain comparisons appear obvious, while others are made more difficult.

One can have a personal commitment to spreading happiness and light in the organization, but if at every turn one meets grumpiness and ill-humour, one's resolve is likely to slacken. A systemic approach therefore tends to be rather more optimistic about the possibility for change and personal growth. Taking a bully out of a cultural environment which supports bullying, and putting him or her into a culture that does not, can be expected to bring about change — not necessarily with certainty or with immediate effect, but in the medium-term.

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