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A general term referring to an agreement, either express or implied, written or oral.

The term understanding is an ambiguous one; in order to determine whether a particular understanding would constitute a contract that is legally binding on the parties involved, the circumstances must be examined to discover whether a meeting of the minds and an intent to be bound occurred.


Meeting of Minds.

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In preparation for this project, and in order to become familiar with the concepts of funds of knowledge and literacy as meaning-making, pre-service teachers read academic articles throughout the semester on these concepts, and they discussed these articles in literature circle groups in class.
This kind of learning experience with new communication media would foster the development of multilingual students' metalanguage for meaning-making process, and composition with various semiotic/meaning-making systems.
Integrating the relationship between meaning-making, KM, and creativity, we proposed the following two hypotheses:
Linguistic meaning-making through overt instruction practice
Dahlberg and colleagues (1999) have suggested a move from the discourse of 'quality' to the discourse of meaning-making. The discourse of meaning-making acknowledges the different ways of seeing and being in the world and early childhood education institutions.
In such an informal assessment, counselors may examine the ways a client constructs his or her narrative in the counseling process, and the counselor may relate this client content to a particular meaning-making stage.
In other words, spirituality is loosely defined here as humans' expressions of and attempts at "meaning-making" that are uniquely personal as well as communal or sociocultural.
In reading, Melissa made use of similar meaning-making strategies and emerged as a strategic reader who orchestrates a variety of cueing systems.
Science is thus one of the most important bases for meaning-making in today's world.
Allender and Freebody (Article 1) document how teachers from within the disciplinary field of Senior History prioritise meaning-making practices in a disciplinary specific way.
Here, he discuses the teacher's practices and approaches in terms of applying critical theories and explores how discourses played a role in the teacher's and students' meaning-making from texts, videos, discussions, actions, and the world.