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March 31, 2024

John Foundation Journal of EduSpark

(A Quarterly Peer Reviewed/Refereed Multidisciplinary Journal)

Volume 6 Issue 1 January - March 2024

CRUEL OPTIMISM AND EMOTIONAL WELLNESS, FANTASY OR REALITY? A CRITICAL STUDY BASED ON TASH AW’S WE, THE SURVIVORS

Fathima Seefa, K. R.

Lecturer in English, Department of Languages, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka.

**Student, BA (Hons) Journalism, Maharaja Agrasen College, Delhi University, India.

Abstract


We, The Survivors by a prominent Chinese Malaysian author, Tash Aw is considered a crucial literary work as it provides an alternative view, diverging from the mainstream notion of what it means to be a Chinese living in contemporary Malaysia. This novel portrays the lives of three generations of Chinese living in Malaysia and their struggle to carve out a life for themselves in a host country, Malaysia. Even though this novel offers a panoramic view of the Chinese community, the author focuses on individual characters very closely giving more weightage to the vivid portrayal of the inner thoughts and emotions of individual characters. This study aims to analyze how the novel portrays the emotions of characters and whether emotional wellness is an achievable goal considering the impact of cruel optimism. This study used textual analysis within the theoretical framework of Affect theory and probed into the key concepts proposed by Lauren Berlant in her seminal work Cruel Optimism (2011). The study concluded that even though emotional wellness is highly encouraged and is a path to real success, attaining it is not feasible for Chinese Malaysians due to the workings of cruel optimism disguised under race, class, gender, political and social inequality, poverty, lack of education, natural disasters, lack of job security and fate.

Keywords


optimism, cruelty, emotional wellness, chinese-malaysians, trauma.

THE IMPACT OF MATHEMATICS ON THE INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

  Subitha Ramani, E.

PG Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Tamil Nadu, India. 

Abstract


This paper is a research study to know the impact of Mathematics on the Intellectual Wellness of High School Students. The investigator have adopted the survey method for this research. The sample for the study, 50 high school students in Tirunelveli district is selected by random sampling technique. A self-made questionnaire, SuRa’s Attitude Scale on Intellectual Wellness which captured the students’ demographic data (like gender, locality, etc.) and a 10-question self-assessment questionnaire were used to collect data. The data was statistically analysed by Percentage Analysis and t-Test. The result revealed that there is significant difference between the Impact of Mathematics on the Intellectual Wellness of High School Students with respect to the various background variables. The educational implications like helping students acquire the skill of Mathematics. And, suggestions were also made based on the results.

Keywords


mathematics, intellectual wellness, school, students.

AWARENESS OF CLIMATIC CHANGES AMONG HIGHER SECONDARY STUDENTS

Beena Florence Donark, R. J.

Associate Professor, Bethlahem College of Education, Karungal, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract


Climate change is a complex phenomenon that encompasses alterations in various aspects of Earth’s climate system over extended periods. Human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. The consequences of climate change include intense droughts, water scarcity, severe fires, rising sea levels, flooding, melting polar ice, catastrophic storms and declining biodiversity. Because of the effects climate change has on the planet, awareness on climate change is important among every individual. So, the present study investigates the awareness of climate change among higher secondary students. Here the investigator used survey method to collect data from a sample of 300 higher secondary school students in Kanyakumari district. The tool used for the present study was Awareness Scale on Climatic Change constructed and validated by the Investigator and the guide. Mean, Standard deviation, Percentage analysis, Differential analysis t – test and ‘F’ Test are the statistical techniques used for data analysis. The findings of the study revealed that gender have significant difference in awareness of climate change among higher secondary students. The findings of the study revealed that locality and type of the institution have no significance difference in the awareness of climate change among higher secondary students.

Keywords


awareness, climatic changes, students.

RECOGNIZING OCCUPATIONAL WELLNESS: FINDING BALANCE AND FULFILLMENT IN WORK

Mahesh, L.

Research Scholar, St. Xavier’s College of Education, Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract


Occupational wellness encompasses the balance and fulfillment individuals seek in their work lives. It involves the integration of career aspirations, professional development, and personal satisfaction. Achieving occupational wellness requires recognizing the importance of finding a harmonious relationship between work and other aspects of life. This abstract explores strategies for cultivating occupational wellness, including setting clear goals, maintaining a healthy work-life balance, seeking opportunities for growth and learning, fostering positive relationships in the workplace, and prioritizing self-care. By prioritizing occupational wellness, individuals can experience greater fulfillment, productivity, and overall well-being in their professional endeavor.

Keywords


well-being, productivity, self-care, learning, professional development.

THE POWER OF PERSONLIZED NUTRITION: EXPLORING NUTRIGENOMICS FOR PHYSICAL WELLNESS

*Berlin Rose, P. F., & **Brindo Rovin

*M.Ed. Scholar, St. Joseph College of Education, Appicode, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.

**Teacher Educator, St. Joseph College of Education, Appicode, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract


The concept of personalized nutrition, influenced by nutrigenomics, represents a fundamental shift in how we approach dietary planning, acknowledging the uniqueness of genetic traits, lifestyle, and health objectives. Nutrigenomics delves into how genetic differences affect responses to nutrients, allowing for customized dietary suggestions to improve health outcomes and prevent chronic illnesses. This paper outlines the implications of personalized nutrition in nutrigenomics for overall physical well-being.

Keywords


nutrigenomics, nutrition, genes, dietary planning, health.

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