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Curran or Takata.
Student 0001 wrote on Friday, September 29, 2000:Each and every Class meeting I learn a new thing, so that I try not to miss any class . As I continued to read Fellman, I learned much more about adversarialism( enemy), mutuality( give and receive), and paradigm( model). After I understood what was meant by adversarialism, I was able to relate the word to my past history. To me, it is our leadership who teaches us adversarialism . A good example: my country's political movement encourages us to dislike and kill each other. So Ethiopia and Ertiria follow also the adversary paradigm.
jeanne's response:Good first report. You are using Fellman's language effectively, and relating that to your own experience. I agree with your assessment that adversarialism is learned. Fellman states this on p. 10 of Rambo and the Dalai Lama: "the Search for Common Ground, a Washington-based organization that seeks to reduce the adversary nature of politics in the United States. Note that it's a good idea to give a citation to what you've been reading. This shows that you are linking you reactions to the course material.
Grade for this report: BCreative, applied to own learning, and clearly linked to course material. Wants actual citation for more accurate linking to specific learning. I'd also like to see you give more detailed facts on precisely how your country has encouraged the adversarial paradigm. With hate messages? Through justice procedures? By unequal enforcement? Here is a way that your experience could help us to understand this phenomenon because must of us have not seen the adversarial paradigm from this perspective. jeanne