Today’s Word: paradigm

June 6, 2017 =========

☆  paradigm 枠組み


If you look in your dictionary, it will most likely tell you that a paradigm is a typical example or pattern of something. A good example of a paradigm would be a way of thinking, a method, or an idea that is generally accepted by society or a community.

You might not hear this word very often in everyday English, but it is often used to talk about a paradigm shift – in other words, not to talk about the actual idea or pattern, but a shift away from that idea or pattern.

If you’ve ever studied the PhotoReading system, there are a lot of paradigm shifts in that course, the main one being when you break the paradigm of needing to read “word by word” and instead have many different options and methods for reading.

Can you think of an example of a paradigm shift in your life?