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Education: Constructivist Approach SEE BELOW
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...theories of Piaget, Vigotsky and others suggested a constructionist approach, with the view that the creation of cognitive concepts is based on students’ experience of building real and tangible knowledge, and their discussion of the production process. Over the last twenty years, there has been an increase in western interest towards constructivist approaches to education, and this is attributed to the deep cultural changes that have taken place in these societies, which consists of “the transition of the most basic social, economic and cultural... EDUCATION: CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH Introduction The constructivist theory of learning is based on many disciplines, including philosophy, sociology,...
Psychological Theories in Education
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...educational practice. "In addition to this, a number of instructional strategies have been derived from Piaget's work. These strategies include providing a supportive environment, utilizing social interactions and peer teaching, and helping children see fallacies and inconsistencies in their thinking." (Wagner, 2008). Therefore, the educational implication of Piagetian theory of cognitive development has been a generally accepted fact. An exact understanding of Piaget's theory cannot be complete without looking into some of the criticisms of Piaget. Therefore, some of the basic criticisms of his theory and research methods will give a greater scope for analyzing the contribution... Piagetian theory of...
Social Constructivism
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...theory of constructivism as social criticism, particularly since social constructivism has not developed a macroscopic basis of social criticism. Moreover, as Woolgar ( 1983: 253-4) argues, "such declarations were clearly disingenuous. . . . Notwithstanding the declared intentions of the sociologist, the preferred alternative account will be heard as a comment on the adequacy of the original account." This is because constructivism carries with it a tone of skeptical disbelief in the 'reality' of the problem it investigates. Still other social constructivists defend themselves and their ironical analysis of the work of others by virtue of their elite position. The ironicist sets... Running Head: Social ...
Introduction to social representation theory
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...social rather than medical models of their work. Despite their expert status, professionals, representations are fraught with uncertainties that are lived out in eclectic treatment strategies. These research highlights the role of interactions between politics, professional practitioners and lay representations in contemporary societal constructions of mental ill-health. Analysis of social representations theories:- Works on social representations are often criticized for adhering to a consensual view of social reality. a simple inspection of the literature shows that many researchers use automatic data analysis methods to study social... INDEX Introduction to Social Representation Theory. ...
Criticism of Humanistic Theory
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...Criticism of Humanistic Theory School Table of Contents Contents Page No. 3 A brief summary of the major principles of the humanistic theory 4 Humanistic theory’s stance on differences in gender and culture 4 Humanistic theory’s explanation of personality development 5 Humanistic theory’s explanation of changes in personality over the lifespan 6 My reflection on the humanistic theory 7 Conclusion 9 References 11 Abstract The humanistic theory is one of the most prominent theories of human psychology. It is significantly different from the...
Criticism of Neoclassical Theory
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...Criticism of Neo ical Theory The standard neo ical assumption is that a business firm seeks to maximize profits from producing and selling an output in a market. What happens in real life, however, is that there are other objectives firms might decide to pursue and this has implications for price, output and economic welfare. Another flaw of the neoclassical assumption, actually brought on by the complexity of market behavior, is that it is difficult for firms to identify their profit maximizing output, as they cannot accurately calculate marginal revenue and marginal costs. Traditional economic theory suggests that the firm has a single...
Theory Critique Paper:
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...theories include the rationalist and constructivist. Constructivists emphasize on socialism, involving social customs, and learning whereas rationalists are specific on compulsion, benefits, and materialism. Chekel then issues a confrontational persuasion and communal education (Checkel 554). He uses the philosophies of social choice and interaction to explain the theory of constructivist. For the rationalist, he looks at it by focusing on the instrumental and non-instrumental via which people comply. He further proposes a line of attack that will assist the two groups to review their compliance claims. Chekel used... THEORY CRITIQUE PAPER A theory critique paper requires the proper analysis of given...
Photography, Theory and Criticism
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...Theory and Criticism Introduction In the year 1859 to 1920, photography potential was evident. Photographyimproved not only by expanded role in journalism and publicity but it was widely accepted within avant-garde movement in the graphic art. What smoothed the way for photography recognition was the change in art support and the emergence of a large new audience for pictographic images. Painters were making good use of cameras as their tools almost the end of nineteenth century. Lenbach and stuck were the two successful portraits who used photography to reduce speed production and sitting. Lenbach then accumulated a collection of many photo images that Karl Hann took. Today... Task: Photography,...
Architectural History, Theory & Criticism
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...social order in the Western culture in the late 20th century. However, its temporal borders are disputable. Next, postmodernism, is a thought orientation and acts as a headline for numerous critical perspectives, as a concept towards 20th modernism in the 20th century. The most distinguishable theoretical models for the new condition of knowledge were phenomenology, structuralism, semiotics, feminism, pop art... WHAT IS POSTMODERNISM? By Location Introduction Post-modernism is still contentious and critics disagree over its meaning, as an unfinished movement of five decades. Post-modernism has been attacked, debated and defended for over three decades. Nonetheless, it is not just a fashion or style, but ...
Art Criticism/Formal Theory
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...Criticism A close analysis of Marshall’s piece “Better Homes, Better Gardens” dazzles the viewer with colorful, linear imagery that immediately brings to mind the innocent simplicity of a children’s picture book. However, the mentality that served to re-entrench the racial lines that had been so bitterly battled over, is also reflected in this painting as an integral part of the overall image. “Better Homes, Better Gardens”, then, is a satirical look at the prospect of the brightening American future on the heels of the 60s, reiterating the fact that the social reform movements that were supposed to bring about a better life for all actually was referring mostly to the white middle class... Art...
The Social Constructivist or Interpretivist Lens
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...SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVIST OR INTERPRETIVIST LENS Introduction The value and importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for individual businesses and society as a whole has been acknowledged across the globe, (Kaufmann and Olaru, 2012). The paper examines the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on business performance from the Social Constructivist or interpretivist perspective. It starts with presenting a problem statement and quantitative research questions. It also presents purpose of the study and the rationale for selecting the interpretivist lens. Limitations for using this approach and aspects of interpretivist qualitative research are finally discussed. Problem... of...
Roots of Constructivist Education Traced to Piagetian Theories
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...Constructivist Education Traced to Piagetian Theories Introduction Education today has evolved over the years. It has undergone so many changes in the hands of free-thinking educators concerned with the evolution of learning. The numerous educational theories and approaches to best encourage learning and retention may confuse educators today as to which one to follow. The old system of “spoonfeeding” information to learners and the expectation that they will gain much learning from it has long been criticized by giants in the field of Education and Psychology. Although schools at present may have similar goals of optimizing students’ learning and maximizing their potentials... be derived...
Experienced teachers make decisions about educational practice using their understanding of a range of theories about learning. No one theory provides all the a
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...constructivist learning theories of education... Learning theories Learning is an in-detachable phenomenon in the life of human beings. From infant to elderly, human beings continue to learn as Plato said “education and admonition commence in the first years of childhood, and last to the very end of life. (Mayer, 1996) Though learning is a common experience and lasts till the end of our life; it is not fully understandable. It is true that learning is made easier and intelligible by learning theories and models but even so, to some extent, it remains mysterious. In education and psychology, learning theories make an effort to explain how people and animals learn, which is very helpful to understand the h...
Social Science and Social Criticism
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...social science The relationship between social science and social criticism is most evident when examining the historic context of development of sociology as a science in the 20-th century. Development of social science, and international relations in particular, was strictly along positivistic, scientific-objectivist lines up until mid-1960s.1 The work by Kenneth Waltz's Theory of International Politics (1979)2 is generally regarded as the milestone in the history of international relations: it marks the point at which the positivist epistemology began its decline and the normative approach was undertaken. The major reason of the shift in methodology of social science... Positive and normative social...
Literary theory and literary criticism
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...critic working on post-colonial theory might consider the same story but look at how characters from colonial powers treat those from the colonies (Makaryk, 77). Over time, different literature schools of literary criticism have developed, each with its own approaches to the act of reading (Davis, 66). New criticism assumes that the literary work is autonomous. This autonomy is a concept that can be explicated so as to discover its organic unity and the relationship between medium and message. Although critics, philosophers, authors and educators have been writing since ancient times, contemporary schools of literary theory have cohered from these discussions and now influence how scholars... PART ONE...
Architectural History Theory and Criticism
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...THEORY AND CRITICISM by Introduction Postmodernism is a concept that has been employed widely in various disciplines, such as art, architecture, music, literature, film and technology. ‘Post’ represents those periods after industrial era, modernism refers to an esthetic movement of visual arts, literature, drama and music. Modernity, on the other hand, refers to a set of ideas, which provides the aspects of modernism. This paper aims at explaining the historical background of postmodernism and perception from various people’s. Postmodernism has been a subject of discussion when it comes to its definition. Charles Jencks in his book, What is Postmodernism? Provides his... and bring new...
Constructivist Epistemologies Bronfenbrenners Ecological Systems Theory of Human Development in Contemporary Psychology
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...Constructivist Epistemologies Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory of Human Development in Contemporary Psychology 05/09/2011 Abstract: Constructivist epistemology represents a verification framework for Bronfenbrenner’s ‘Ecological Systems Theory’ of human development. This essay explores the relationships between constructivist epistemology and cognitive psychology, social psychology, educational psychology, and ecological psychology through the ‘Ecological Systems Theory’ of human development. The view of human development as a process within an...
Bourdieu's Social Reproductive Theory and Working Class in Education
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...SOCIAL REPRODUCTIVE THEORY Bourdieu’s Social Reproductive Theory and Working in Education s Name] [Course Title] [Date of Submission] Bourdieu’s Social Reproductive Theory and Working Class in Education Introduction Upward mobility for the working class is limited by both material and cultural structures in western society. While politicians and pundits alike trumpet the frustrations of the middle class, little attention is paid to working class and poverty class issues. Mahony and Zmroczek (1997: 2-3) in ‘Class Matters’ also found that the public educational system they experienced was dominated by a middle class culture. Working class culture was covertly taught... visible the...
Constructivist theories
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...theories propose that ontological knowledge is based upon an individual’s beliefs and not on his cognition. Social constructivism has been put forward by Lev Vygotsky (Atherton, 2011). It is a social learning theory and emphasizes upon the fact that children develop knowledge, attitudes, behavioral patterns, beliefs and standards through interaction with other individuals (Teacher Education, 2007). Sign system which includes counting and writing is also of great... ?Compare and Contrast All constructivist theories have been drawn from Piagetian concepts of human development (Lerman, 1996). Jean Piaget, in his theory of learning and constructivism, discussed how individuals developed knowledge (e.g....
Social Theory
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...critical roles in the mix. The expressive idea of working according to Marx is a platform to learn new ideas and acquire other things. Every individual worker has the responsibility to recognise the real life challenges and work towards eliminating such barriers. Additionally, all people withstanding the social status have equal chances of work at an early age; however, this is likely to change for people with no decent education of reading skills. From this perspective, class-conscious workers have the ability to grasp new ideas and channel them to the direct route for success. Therefore, division of labour is an important part of the society... Social Theory al affiliation: Question 3 Conceivably, many ...
Social theory
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...theory of alienation is a vital component in his structural approach to economics. Alienation of the worker is a natural outgrowth ofthe capitalist system in which all means of production are controlled by an ownership class. The worker becomes alienated from the product he is making because he no longer has any social investment in that product. By way of example, in the agrarian era a farmer who raised his own crops might sell one portion of the crops in order to produce revenue, but he would he also subsist on a portion of them. An industrialized farmer today growing corn for the purpose of selling the syrup to a soft drink company does not expect to also subsist on the crop he... 1. Karl Marx's...
Social commentary/criticism in Pride & Prejudice
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...Social Criticism in Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen is one of the greatest novelists in English literature. Though she had no experience of the outside world her limited experience did not affect her writing. Her understanding of human nature and her deep observations of the intricacies of human relationships are superb. She could paint only on “a little bit (two inches) of ivory”, but that has only enriched the charm of her art. Even though she was not influenced by any particular writers, she is closer to Chaucer than the writers of her period. Jane Austen is realistic in portraying her characters and events. As the events in her story are taken from her...
Social Theory
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...education and better housing. As a result, it enhances their prospect of success. Conflict theorists advocate that once inequity starts to take roots, those at the high social status are unlikely to drive for social change. The conflict theory is criticized on the point that it demonstrates negative perspective of society. This theory eventually points philanthropic efforts, selflessness, classlessness, civil rights and other positive aspects of society in order to control the masses, rather than to preserve the interests of masses (Pearson Education, 2013). The Functionalist Perspective of Society Functional theory observes every component of society as an inter-reliant aspect... ? Social Theory...
Social Theory
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...theory represent the core label of social theory. Race theories are also important for discussion when talking of social theory. There are various prominent social theorists. These include Pierre Bourdieu, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault as well as Judith Butler, Zygmunt Bauman and Ulrich Beck. Great influence and work of these social theorists have extensions far beyond their home disciplines into a greater public sphere that combines public intellectual role with social theorist role (Appelrouth & Edles, 2008). Intellectualizing the issues and the problems of the day, social theorists, give extension for the educational researchers to adopt a good step... Social Theory Social theory Social theory...
Social Theory
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...social theorists whose work is based on criticisms to Hegel’s philosophical theory of history. They were more inclined to materialism as opposed to idealism which Hegel used to explain history. In their German ideology, they argued that philosophy had a tendency of turning reality upside down hence distorting external reality. They argued peoples perceptions are filtered through economic and material lenses hence “ideas and beliefs symbolize our economic class relations and experiences that we have with others in society” (Morrison, 2006 p. 66). Marx argues that there is a relation between ideas and material activity... , 2004). Word Count: 985 References Baldwin, P. 1990. The Politics of...
Social Theory
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...social life are not individual, but are shared by a group which is the case in the Kwanzaa holiday (Emile... The Elementary Forms of Religious Life Kwanzaa is a holiday that is cherished by the African Americans and it is of great value and significance to them and America at large. Kwanza celebrations begin in 26th December and end in 1st January. Kwanzaa is not only celebrated in homes but also in schools and public establishments and has a spiritual element even though it is not a religious event. The spiritual aspect is seen in the time in which it is takes place. The holiday’s themes, concepts and values speak for the highest values which people seek to achieve. From religious life, the values in...
Online Education Theory
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...education is developing at ever increasing rates. Beard et al. (2007) however argues that there is a risk of e-learning focusing on the technological aspect rather than the educational aspect; that is, more emphasis on the “e” than on the “learning”. A deep theoretical foundation is thus required to sustain e-learning. From the learning theories developed for traditional face-to-face education, theories for online teaching and learning can be extrapolated and studied. This paper addresses a theoretical framework for online education based on existing ones, based on the statement that a constructivist... ?Running head: ONLINE EDUCATION THEORY Online Education Theory: Reflective Essay Online Education...
Social Criticism in London and Harlem
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...Social Criticism in “London” and “Harlem” Social criticism unmasks the ills of society. It exposes the corruption and inequalities that people in power impose over the weak. Langston’s “Harlem” and Blake’s “London” criticize their society for promoting social injustice through political and social oppression. These poems reveal the widespread political and social oppression of their times that produce different forms of social injustice. The language of “Harlem” is written after the Civil war and during Jim Crow Laws and it depicts the questions on “dreams deferred” for African Americans (Langston 1). The narrator asks whether a deferred dream becomes a fruit like a “raisin the sun... May 5, I. Social...
Education and Learning Theory
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...Education and Learning Theory Introduction: The process of learning encompasses “cognitive, emotional, and environmental influences and experiences” in order to enhance “one’s knowledge, skills, values, and world views” (Learning Theory 2009). The main objective of learning theories is to provide a conceptual framework that explains the complex process of learning. Viewing from a broader perspective, there are three main categorical frameworks of learning theories - Behaviourism, Cognitivism and Constructivism. Before contemplating on the educational multimedia design, it is important to...
What are the features of the constructivist theory and its applications?
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...educator to seek to build such a construct first prior to seeking to impart key elements of knowledge upon which a larger construct can be understood. An example of this would of course be the need for a teacher to adequately express and detail all points of vocabulary and understanding to an elementary school class prior to launching into a broad overview of a new means of understanding. Similarly, psychological constructivists are primarily interested in how people... Constructivism Perhaps the most core component of the constructionist view of teaching is based upon its innate belief that there is a general level of subjectivity to the different means whereby different individuals absorb key...
Piaget to Constructivism
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...Theory of cognitive development 5 Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development 6 Criticism 7 Post-Piaget 8 Constructivism 9 Social Constructivism 11 Radical Constructivism 11 Conclusion 13 References 13 Piaget to Constructivism Introduction Constructivism remains one of the most frequently used, researched and documented concept in educational research and technology during the last few decades. Philips (1995) equates it to secular religion using the phrase ‘a powerful folk tale about the origins of human knowledge’. Hence like any religion, constructivism too is characterized by many sects; the proponent of each being critical of the rest... ? Developmental Psychology has been considered synonymous with...
Conflict theory and Education
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...theory, human behavior within any social context can be explained, which may include the educational practices, the criminal behavior or even the customs that are associated with the elderly. This discussion seeks to examine the conflict theory and its relationship to education, with a view to understanding the applicability of this theory in the field of education, through understanding how it supports or criticizes education. According to Conflict theory, there are two major ways the upper and powerful social classes can apply to exploit the lower classes... ? Conflict theory and Education Grade (10th, April. Conflict theory and Education Conflict theory is a form of social theory, which upholds the...
Language Evolution and Syntactic Theory
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...theory obviously plays a critical role in meaning-making, of course, and how one understands one's environment. Learning Theories and Their Influence on the Development and Use of Educational Technologies is an article which deals primarily with the advent of technology in educational settings and the argument for the change needed to guide reform.25 For the particular purposes of this section, the focus is placed upon computer software. Three types of theories are behaviorist, cognitivist, and constructivist. The behaviorists fall into the "more traditional computer-based teaching systems."26 These include "drill and practice and tutorial programs" with "packets... A Book Report On Anna R....
An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of realist, neoliberal and social constructivist approach on European integration and European security
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...Education Limited: Essex) Wind, M. (1996) Europe Towards a Post-Hobbesian Order A Constructivist Theory of European Integration (Robert Schuman Centre: Florence) Wise, M. and Gibb, R. (1993), Single Market to Social Europe (Longman Science & Technical: London). Wind, M. (1997) "Rediscovering Institutions: A reflectivist Critique of Rational Institutionalism" in Jorgensen, K. E. Reflective Approaches to European Governance (Macmillan: Houndmills) Web site: Europa (2007): Gateway to the European Union, Available: http://europa.eu.int/pol/env/overview_en.htm... "An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of neorealist, neoliberal and social constructivist approaches on European integration and...
Constructivist Learning and VLEs
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...Constructivist Learning and VLEs Introduction Psychologists and philosophers have always been fascinated by the process of learning and have developed theories and models of learning. Behaviourist, cognitive and constructivist models of learning have formed the basis of instructional designs, through course of the history of education. Even today, researchers are engaged in finding better and effective ways to prepare students for the workplace, and enabling them to retrieve and effectively use what they have learned. The traditional method involving lecture by the instructor and simple exercises for students to memorize...
Social Penetration Theory
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...theory is well illustrated in music lyrics involving a love story line. The artist first introduces the characters and briefly gives a scenario of how they met. He then describes how they developed an interest in each other and superficial interaction, which is not personal. It is inferentially based on discussion of general issues such as education, economy among others. Later, the artist narrates how intimacy grew between the characters and how they handle arguments and criticism. Lastly, the artist climaxes the lyrics by recounting the aftermath... Social Penetration Theory Social Penetration Theory Altman and Taylor introduced social penetration theory in 1973 (Altman $ Taylor, 1973). The theory...
Social Causation Theory and Social Selection Theory
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...social-causation effects in the composite association between psychiatric disorders and educational accomplishment (Miech, Caspi, Moffitt, Wright, and Silva, 1999). In terms of life-course development, research focuses on the conversion to young adulthood, as the descending slide in the class structure instigates that adolescents leave school. Our measure of social inequality centers on disparities in educational attainment in young adulthood as this is a key constituent of consequent social class. Precisely, Social causation theory suggests that high rates of mental illness amongst those of lower social class are because of a greater exposure to environmental and social stress... Running Head: Compare...
Social Theory and Social Welfare
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...SOCIAL THEORY AND SOCIAL WELFARE Introduction: Liberalism, neo-liberalism, liberal government and social welfare measures are interlinked phenomena, which have been widely discussed and analyzed at the global level. Topic of this paper is “New Liberalism and an explanation why 1906-1914 liberal government has introduced social welfare measures”. This paper aims to discuss the given topic in the light of researchers’ findings and opinions of expert philosophers. Concept of liberalism is almost twenty years old and it is one of the catchiest phrases of political discussions or debates. Liberalism based on political theory that highlights democracy and other related ideas. It forms a structure... ? SOCIAL...
Social Work Theory
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...social challenges being faced by the client and her children. As explained by Sutton (1992), the assessment phase of the ASPIRE model needs to be implemented before developing and implementing the proposed action plan. Based on the assessment phase of the ASPIRE model, this report will critically analyze how the theory of functionalism can be useful in enabling the social care workers to assess and interpret the given case study. Brief Introduction about the Theory of Functionalism Functionalism is a structural theory which serves as a basis for asking a client to objectify the situation they are currently facing (Holmwood 2005, pp. 87 – 109). According... ?Outline for Application of a Theory of Social...
Social Development Theory
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...Social Development Theory Article Summary According to Garry and Harlan, social development is the process of bringing organization to human activities and energies to advanced levels with an aim of achieving better results. Development is important as it heightens the level of using man’s potential. Without applicable theory, social development no doubt becomes a process that involves experimentation based on trial and error. This kind of experimentation has a highly uneven progress and a high rate of failure. Indeed many problems experienced across the world are a result of inadequate knowledge to...
Social Contract Theory
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...social contract is the “original position.” Based on these two elements, all persons can be regarded as equal, and they can leave their initial situation to enjoy the gains of entering into a civil society. Parties entering a social contract have to be motivated by some self interest, and they should also be concerned with other peoples welfare with whom they form a contract (Rawls 228). Is the theory compelling or problematic? Although the social contract theory is compelling in terms of how humans should interact and enter into agreements, it can be regarded as problematic as a result of the criticism leveled against it. In the recent past, philosophers have... Social Contract Theory What is the...
Social Learning Theory
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...Social Learning Theory: Social Learning Theory (SLT) is one of the numerous theories of learning and emphasizes upon the occurrence of learning in a social environment. SLT was first introduced in Social Learning and Clinical Psychology by an American psychologist, Julian Rotter in 1950 (Willhite). Rotter was of the view that a behavior’s expected outcome plays a significant role in motivating an individual to exhibit that. According to the SLT, learning among individuals takes place as they socialize with one another. People in a social setup educate one another by making use of the observational learning (Socratoad). The punishment and reward systems established by society greatly... ? 11 March Social...
Social Sciene Theory
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...theory is hard because the criticism would label the components as a moral. In the social generation of their presence, men unavoidably go into positive relations, which are autonomous of their will. To be specific, relations of creation that is proper to a given stage in the advancement of their material powers of creation. The totality of these relations of creation constitutes the monetary structure of society, the genuine... SOCIAL SCIENCE THEORY QU006905 This essay seeks to discuss the understanding of health, illness and death with reference to sociological theories of Marx’s alienation, Durkheim’s theory on suicide and types of suicide and Freud’s analysis on Hysteria. Marx suggests that we mus...
Socilology : Contemporary Social Theory
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...theory. (Poloma, pp 256-269, 1979) It returns to the many arguments of Berch Berberlogu,, ancient Greece Aristotle and Socrates as being one of the most authentic theorists among Greek thinkers and copy their most valuable influence upon the social thought from the late 19th and 20th century. (W.E.B. Dubois, pp 162-168, 2001) Contemporary social theory and along with this the classical theory are referred as "critical" social theories like feminist theories or also can be termed as neomarxist theories argues that as it is naturally observed that the special kind of theories are always dependent on the restricted area that elongates the normative style, therefore it is obligatory to relate... ...
Social work theory
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...education, and adhering to the standards of ethics in my profession. I have been given the opportunity of working with a variety of addictions clients. While I find it most challenging, I have also gathered significant amount of experiences where I gain confidence, insight and the ability to be creative. Social work is a fast evolving discipline and now its challenge includes the creation of an “integrated approach grounded in the context of critical community practice, a greater emphasis on internationalism, the incorporation of a political dimension in practice and the preparation of social workers to serve as...
Social Representation Theory
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...Critically discuss the value of social representation theory to the social sciences and Section # of Name> This essay seeks to familiarize the reader with an important contribution to social psychology; the social representations theory. It applies to a broad range of concrete situations and provides people with insights into their modern lives. The essay highlights the contribution of the above mentioned theory to social psychology. Dispelling popular myths it also enlightens the reader on what the theory can do. It is however criticized for supporting emotion based on a certain social order. Secondly no efforts have been made to promote the theory in order to utililize it for areas... ...
Social Responsiility Theory
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...Critically discuss the value of social representation theory to the social sciences and Section # of Name> This essay seeks to familiarize the reader with an important contribution to social psychology; the social representations theory. It applies to a broad range of concrete situations and provides people with insights into their modern lives. The essay highlights the contribution of the above mentioned theory to social psychology. Dispelling popular myths it also enlightens the reader on what the theory can do. It is however criticized for supporting emotion based on a certain social order. Secondly no efforts have been made to promote the theory in order to utililize it for areas... ...
Social Cognitive Theory SelfEfficacy
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...Social Cognition Theory Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their ownactions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling: from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action." -Albert Bandura, Social Learning Theory, 1977 Abstract Albert Bandura, a cognitive theorist in the area of social learning offered the theory that emotions and memory blended...
Social Penetration Theory
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...critical concepts of social penetration theory helped me understand how to form intimate relationships and share personal beliefs with fellow students. The concept of self-disclosure involves voluntary sharing of personal history, feelings, attitudes and secrets that define a person. In this case, I was able to relax these tight boundaries and approached a certain American girl so that we could become friends. I started by telling her demographic information, my... Social penetration theory (Altman and Taylor) Lecturer: World Count: 826 Applying social penetration theory to personal experiences Introduction Social penetration (Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor) is the process of developing deeper intimacy w...
Explore the link between its provision, equality and social inclusion of education policy with relevant theory from the module
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...Education policy, Equality and its social inclusion Policy can be defined as anything that governments, intergovernmental organizations or institutions choose to do or not to do. Public policy refers to actions and the position taken by the state that consists of range of institutions that share the essential characteristics of authority and collectivity. Public policies are normative and express both the end and means designed to steer the action and behavior of people. Policy refers to things that can be achieved in principle, to matters over which authority can be exercised (Rizvi & Lingard 2010, p.4). Public policies such as the education policy of any country and by any government must... ?...
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