Research Papers/Topics in Philosophy

Re-evaluating Education in Nigeria in the Context of Global Relevance (A Philosophical Paradigm for Innovative Education)

This work centres in creating a conceptual framework upon which education in Nigeria can anchor to meet up with the global educational challenge. It advocates for a paradigm shift from the colonial educational background that influenced the current educational approach in Nigeria to a more standard system of education with innovative value capable of situating us in the highly competitive global market. Globalization creates new values and thus demands new orientations, bringing about changes...

Non Duality: The Participatory Universe

The spiritual experience of oneness conduces to the same insight as reasoning through science. Both convey the insight of fundamental interconnection between ourselves, other people, other forms of life, the biosphere and, ultimately, the universe. Science and spirituality, far from being mutually exclusive and conflicting elements, are complementary partners in the search for the path that can enable humanity to recover its oneness with the world. Science demonstrates the urgent and objectiv...

The Ontological Status of African World View: A Contextual African Methaphysics

The occupation of African scholars has shifted from the argument on the possibility as well as the periodization of African philosophy to doing it. Thus, there is a noticeable expansion of the range of this discipline. It is in the light of this development that the theme African worldview was chosen analysing its ontological status as a point of discussion in African philosophy. To achieve this objective, we engage in literature review, and critical analysis of the nature, content and the es...

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An Evaluation Of The Nigeria Educational System: Application Of Dewey’s Educational Strategies As A Way Forward

An education comprises the holistic development of an individual's skills in the three areas of physical development, intellectual growth, and moral development. While such, education pertains only to human beings, as all other species are just trained in these three areas. A careful approach to education is required because of the complexities involved in developing cognitive, effective, and psychomotor skills as well as the three domains of life. Different nations confront various education...

A Hermeneutic Of Dewey’s Pedagogy As An Option For The Realization Of Nigeria’s Educational Goals

Education involves an all-round development of the physical, intellectual and moral capabilities of the individual, and as such is a discipline that is directed to man alone as all other animals are simply trained. Given the intricacies involved in the process of education as regards the development of the three domains of life Cognitive, Effective and Psychomotor, it becomes obvious that the process of education must be delicately handled in order to have the desired educational result. It i...

IS THERE A FUTURE FOR PHILOSOPHY AS A DISCIPLINE IN NIGERIA?

ABSTRACTIt is generally agreed  by philosophers that philosophy began as a result of man’s wonders and curiosity. Hence, this important discipline has been defined as the love of wisdom. It is also been referred to as man’s unending quest for knowledge.  The ancient or Pre-Socratic philosophers were first concerned with the universe. At this early stage some of the philosophers argued whether the earth was round or spherical, some argued for what basic elements constitute reality and th...

The Concept of Reincarnation in African Thought System

AbstractThis work is an attempt to critically evaluate the concept of Reincarnation in African thought system. It does so, largely focusing on the cultural perspective of the Akan and Yoruba tradition respectively. Reincarnation is  conventionally defined as the belief that a person who is physically dead can again be born to live here on earth. In this work, an attempt has been made to show reincarnation was understood in the religious philosophies of ancient Egyptians, Greeks and India...

Regeneration And Transformation Of Selected Kenyan Groundnut (Arachis Hypogaea L.) Genotypes With Isopentenyl Transferase (Ipt) Gene Towards Drought Tolerance

Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important crop in terms of income and nutrition. The seeds are nutritional source of vitamin E, niacin, falacin, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iron, ribloflavin, thiamine and potassium. It helps in reducing the risk in developing type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Despite its importance, groundnut yield is limited by environmental factors such as drought. The prediction of climate change indicate that drought will occur more often...

Influence Of Instructional Strategies And Learning Environment On Academic Achievement Of Students With Hearing Impairments In Selected Public Universities In Kenya

ABSTRACT The purpose of this research study was to investigate and analyse the influence of instructional strategies and learning environment used by lecturers on academic achievement of students with hearing impairments in selected public universities. The objectives of the study were: establish support services in the learning environment for students with hearing impairment, identify the teaching methods used by lecturers to teach students with hearing impairments, identify the r...

Policy And Provision Of Learning Supports And Accommodations For Students With Disabilities In Kenyan Public Universities

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine policy and provision of learning supports and accommodations for students with disabilities (SWDs) in Kenyan Public Universities. An exploratory descriptive survey design was used. Questionnaires, interview schedules, focus group discussion guides, observation checklists and desk research were used as data collection instruments in the study. Criterion sampling was used to select three institutions out of 7 Public Universities as sample ...

Management Of The Change Occasioned By Free Primary Education In Kakamega And Kajiado Districts, Kenya

ABSTRACT The purposes of this study was to conduct an in-depth investigation into how primary schools are managing change with regard to Free Primary Education(FPE) in Kenya and from this, develop a framework for effective change management of FPE. The study was conducted in Kakamega and Kajiado districts. From the 59 schools sampled, 59 headteachers and 177 teachers were included in the study. Fourteen Area Education Officers (AEOs), 118 parents, 118 School Management Committee (SMC) m...

Comparison Of The Optical Potential Method And The Distorted Wave Born Approximation Method In Electron – Atom Elastic Scattering

ABSTRACT The optical potential (OP) method has been widely used in electron-atom elastic scattering since for a given distorting potential, a solution valid to all orders of perturbation series can be obtained. The first-order distorted-wave Born approximation (DWBA) is only valid to first order. However by use of a distorting potential that accurately models the electron-atom interaction, the DWBA method can yield quite reliable results for elastic scattering and possibly for inela...


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