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Task of Education

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Queena Along

on 11 October 2013

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Task of Education
Adjustment and Adaptation
It is a term referring to the ability to adjust to new information and experiences. Learning is essentially adapting to our constantly changing environment. Through adaptation, we are able to adopt new behaviors that allow us to cope with change.
- may be defined as a process of altering behavior to reach a harmonious relationship with the environment.
- it is the behavioral process by which humans and other animals maintain an equilibrium among their various needs or between their needs and the obstacles of their environments.
Adjustment disorder
occurs when there is an inability to make a normal adjustment to some need or stress in the environment.
Adjustment vs. Adaptation
Minor changes to accommodate to minor changes.
Something major has happened, and you won't be able to survive unless you make major changes within yourself.
Social Ajustment
-frequently involves coping with new standards and values.
Initially based on the information we obtain about them.
Impression Formation
An idea, feeling, or opinion about something or someone formed without conscious thought or on the basis of little evidences.
Impression Formation is a psychological term referring to the way in which strangers develop perceptions to each other.
"We look at a person and immediately a certain imoression of his character forms itself in us glance, a few spoken words are sufficient to tell us a story about highly complex matter.."
-Solomon Asch
Nature of Social Adjustment
-Forming opinions about others and others have opinions about us
-Everybody wants acceptance and recognition
-Trying to behave according to the norms of the society

Five Concepts:
Social Facilitation
Efforts to bring changes in performance of an individual.
Compliance to others
Conformity to norms
Social Reconstructionism
-Schools need to shape or "reconstruct" society.
-is an educational theory that advocates change, improvement and the reforming of the school and society.
Social Reconstructionist believes that students are the critical element in bringing about social change.
George Counts (1889-1974)
He recognized that education was the means of preparing people for creating this new social order.
Paulo Freire (1921-1997)
"Humans must learn to resist oppression and not become its victims, nor oppress others."
- Rather than “teaching as banking” Freire thought that teaching and learning was the way for a child to invent and reinvent the world.

Theodore Brameld (1904-1987)
Cultural Transmission
Cultural Transmission Theory
-proposed by scholar Riane Eisler
There was once a "partnership model" of civilization which gave way to a "dominator model".
Social Learning Theory:
Local Enhancement
Social Facilitation
Cultural Change
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