Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

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Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

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Ross Jackson is a retired teacher living in Perth, Australia. He has had poetry published in journals and online, with much of his subject matter dealing with the quotidian aspect of everyday life such as aloneness, satire, aging, self-reflection, and dogs (not necessarily in that order). In 2012, Ross won first prize in the PCWC 600 short story competition and second prize in the Yarram Community Learning Centre poetry competition.

Applications Open for the Sanford I. Berman Award for Excellence in Teaching General Semantics

The IGS is pleased to announce a new annual teaching award in GS: The Sarybrd I. Berman Award for Excellence in Teaching General Semantics. The award bears a cash sum of $1,000, and recipients will be officially recognized at the annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture.

To be eligible for the Berman Award, instructors need not teach an entire course in GS, but they must show evidence of using GS formulations in educational settings. Supporting pedagogical material may include: course syllabi, sample readings lists, workshop outlines and overviews, samples of instructional activities and/or in-class exercises, publications, etc.

Teachers and professors at all levels (elementary and middle school, high school, junior college, university, and continuing education) should send a brief letter of nomination outlining how students learn GS principles from the nominated instructor. Instructors also need to submit a short sample video clip (at least five minutes long) that shows the nominated teacher in action. …

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