The process of reflection is the core difference between whether a person repeats the same experience several times, becoming highly proficient at one behaviour, or learns from experience in such a way that he or she is cognitive or effectively changed. Such a change involves essentially changing his or her meaning structures. (p. 100)
At the present time, there appears to be a conscious search on the part of women to take the concepts of equality, respect, love, and trust out of the realm of abstract ideals and make them more a part of the daily ordinary exchange with each other and those outside their immediate environment. There seems to be a realization on their part that these forms of nurture can serve as powerful, emotionally fulfilling connectors between women whose lives are based on a shared vision. Women moving women is a powerful reality.
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Marie Gillen is an assistant Professor in the Department of Adult Education at St. Francis Xavier University, in Antagonism, Nova Scotia.
Par Wanda Young (Sommaire)
Cet atelier avait pour but d'examiner les relations entre les femmes et la science; de considérer les problèmes, les orientations et les valeurs intrinsèques; de définir d'autres rapports femmes-science. À partir des conclusions d'un rapport intitulé "Women in Science", les participantes ont étudié ces thèmes en se servant du modèle circulaire de prévisions d'avenir conçus par Wagschal (1981). Elles ont mis au point quatre modèles, dont trois circulaires. Les pages suivantes comprennent quatre figures.
WOMEN AND SCIENCE: ISSUES, TRENDS, AND VALUES
by Wanda Young
The purpose of this workshop was to develop awareness of science issues, trends and values, to consider the consequences of the trends, and derive alternative solutions. Findings from a "Women in Science" project provided a starting point for the discussion which used the futures wheel strategy devised by Wagschal (1981). Three futures wheels and one other model were developed during the workshop.
Wagschal, P., Futuring: A Process for Exploring Detailed Alternatives, World Future Society Bulletin, 1981, September-October, 25-32.
FIGURE 1: Development of
FIGURE 2: Consequences of Equality of Women in Science