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Understanding

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.

Cross-references

Meeting of Minds.

understanding

(Agreement), noun accord, alliance, arrangement, common view, compact, compliance, concord, concordance, congruence, contract, cooperation, covenant, harmony, meeting of minds, mutual pledge, pact, rapport, unanimity
Associated concepts: express understanding, understanding of the parties
Foreign phrases: Conventio facit legem.An agreement creetes the law, i.e. the parties to a binding contract will be held to their promises.

understanding

(Comprehension), noun apprehension, assimilation, awareness, conception, discernment, grasp, ingenium, insight, intelligence, mens, mental ability, perception, power to underrtand, prehension, realization, reason, recognition, sense, wisdom
Associated concepts: intent, want of understanding
Foreign phrases: Sermones semper accipiendi sunt seeundum subjectam materiam, et conditionem personnrum.Language is always to be understood according to its subject matter and the condition of the person. Probationes debent esse evidentes, id est, perspicuae et faciles intelligi. Proofs ought to be evident, that is, clear and easily understood. Quod tacite intelligitur deesse non videtur. What is tacitly understood does not appear to be wanting.

understanding

(Tolerance), noun acceptance, benevolence, charitableness, compassion, consideration, empathy, good will, humanity, kindliness, lack of prejudice, mercy, patience, sensitivity, sufferance, sympathy, toleration
See also: accord, accordance, adjustment, agreement, apprehension, attornment, bargain, belief, benevolence, benevolent, caliber, charitable, cognition, cognizant, common sense, compact, comprehension, concept, conciliation, concordance, conscious, consideration, consortium, construction, contract, conviction, covenant, deal, discerning, discernment, discrimination, estimate, experience, feeling, humanity, idea, inference, information, insight, intellect, intelligence, judgment, juridical, knowing, knowledge, league, lenience, lenient, longanimity, notion, omniscient, option, pact, patient, perception, perceptive, perspicacious, persuasion, placable, policy, promise, protocol, provision, quid pro quo, rapport, rapprochement, rational, realization, reason, receptive, reconciliation, sagacity, sane, sanity, scienter, sense, sensible, sensitive, settlement, specialty, stipulation, term, tolerance, treaty, vicarious
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H2: Meaning-making would have positive effects on the improvement of creativity.
The experimental system included the Inventory of Knowledge Management in E-learning (IKME), the Inventory of Meaning-making in E-learning (IMME), and the Inventory of Self-regulation in E-learning (ISRE).
A 17-week creativity training program, which emphasized the integration of KM processes and e-learning, was designed to investigate the relationships between meaning-making, self-regulation, KM, and improvements in creativity in e-learning environments.
In other words, it is important to continue to engage with the discourse of meaning-making when working with postmodern curricula/frameworks.
Again, this does not mean that these documents are to be dismissed, rather that they need to be used 'differently'--perhaps through the lenses of the meaning-making discourse.
Three of these subscales--Belonging, Meaning-making, and Openness to God's authority--were chosen for the present research because they were theoretically relevant to religious socialization, were composed of their apriori intended items, and had acceptable alphas in both the partial and full sample analyses.
Predictors included Belonging, Meaning-making, Openness to God's authority and Worship leading, as well as demographic predictors indicated for specific outcomes in the preliminary analyses.
Because we were reluctant to imply that belonging and meaning-making do not matter to youth, we reran the analyses using stepwise entry instead of simultaneous entry.
This is characteristic of the earlier Interpersonal Balance meaning-making stage.
The holding environment has been defined as a combination of support for the current meaning-making stage along with a challenge or contradiction to the meaning making in that stage, in an attempt to encourage development.
However, the constructive-developmental approach to career counseling calls for a specific focus on the meaning making of the client and the application of these interventions in a holding environment that is appropriate to that client's meaning-making stage.
Second, the objective self, that is, the part of the self that is reflected by more stable personal dispositions, characteristics, and special capacities (Dawis, 1996; Holland, 1997; Mitchell & Krumboltz, 1996), may be considered as relevant content in the meaning-making process.