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Study of humanities was relevant in the past and is equally relevant in the present. The study of humanities is the unavoidable discipline and it is beyond any argument that study of humanities will ...

Study of humanities was relevant in the past and is equally relevant in the present. The study of humanities is the unavoidable discipline and it is beyond any argument that study of humanities will remain equally important in the future too.

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    • The Future of Teaching and Learning Will Always Need the HumanitiesStudy of humanities was relevant in the past and is equally relevant in the present. Thestudy of humanities is the unavoidable discipline and it is beyond any argument thatstudy of humanities will remain equally important in the future too. The fact is our worldis shrinking day by day due to the prominence of scientific inventions and the dominanceof information technology. But there is no science in this world which is not for humanityor which does not remain inclined to the needs of humanity.The term ‘humanities’ has been derived from the Latin word ‘Humanus’. In Latinthe word signifies human, who also means “cultured’ and “refined’ too. Irrespective ofany linguistic assertion human beings do possess tenderness, kindness and rationality. Allthese latent qualities bring forth different connotations being carried by the vehicles ofbeliefs, values, environments and experiences.All these qualities contribute to the refinement of the basic qualities of a human being. Sothe thought and belief about the study of humanities has the power of “walking an extramile in some other’s moccasins”. The illustration of this quotation is, if you are literate in‘humanities’ you can market your product more than those who are not. No body willdeny that cross-cultural understanding will be powerful booty to make use of it in thisglobal village. That is why teaching and learning will always need the humanities, in asubstantial way.Humanities constitute many variables. By studying humanities we become closer tomany horizons that our life can offer through the profoundness of literature, philosophy,art, music and history. So, any solid grounding to any / many of these studies followed byits perseverance enriches our existence. Any nation can be politically liberal orconservative, independent studies of humanities can lead the people towards betterthought processes. It also enables one to catapult the general synthesis of rational ofhappenings of things.Business world is grateful to teaching and learning humanitiesThe need of teaching and learning humanities is more prevalent in this virtual world. Themore you are exposed to the world, the more you need to learn many languages andforeign cultures. Every country is expanding its business throughout the world. Theproduct may be a simple “pin” or the “powerful medicinal or defense product”, henceknowing or not knowing the local language or local culture will make the difference.Since the vendors are many, the aptness of marketing will be seen through the deal. Thereare many countries that do not use a single language as the medium of correspondence,rather they oblige and prefer those who come under their language or cultural folds.Japanese audience will love the Japanese speaking vendors. Spanish speaking countriescompel the English speaking businessmen to become closer in the language they prefer
    • to. Many such examples can be sited when, albeit many resources, the business worldneed the support of humanities.Even if there is no obligatory part involved as above, your business can only grow in thisglobal environment if you can communicate freely and frankly with your businesspartners across thee world. Here comes the benevolence of humanities.Education and Research world is grateful to teaching and learning humanitiesOther than business world, scholars / scientists / researchers and such luminaries do notwant to be called as ‘awkward social geek’ due to their linguistic problems. They feelrelieved if and when they can communicate their ideas to the wider audience. A few maycontradict the idea and argue that why the luminaries need the orientations of humanities?The answer is simple, teaching and learning humanities will introduce us to the ideas andthoughts to the specialist and outside world where we can enjoy our relevance, attain newdirections and also increase our creativity. If a society is to be successful, it has to beassorted with the refined integration of generosity, compassion, civility, charity, altruismswhere the characteristics of emphasized and evaluated humanities make its presence felt.Read on: How can you establish the relevance of studying humanities for today andalso for futureAbout PracTutorStarted in April -2012, PracTutor (www.practutor.com) is an adaptive learning platformto help students excel in Math and English. PracTutor is part of emPower TrainingSolutions (www.empowerbpo.com) that has been providing online compliance solutionsto 100+ healthcare practices and hospitals since the last 4 years.To learn more about PracTutor follow us at:http://www.facebook.com/PracTutorPracTutor12806 Townepark WayLouisville, KY 40243-2311http://www.practutor.com