Personal, Social and Moral Development

Mergler, Amanda G. & Tangen, Donna J. (2008) Personal, Social and Moral Development. In Tangen, Donna J., Bland, Derek C., Sedgley, Teresa, Mergler, Amanda G., Mercer, Louise, & Curtis, Elizabeth M. (Eds.) Engaging diverse learners. Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW, pp. 185-204.

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This chapter will consider views of self-concept, self-esteem and identity in relation to self development through childhood and adolesence. The importance of social interactions such as teacher-student relationships, student-student relationships and parent-student relationships will also be discussed. Peer relationships are significant in a child's life as they impact on social, moral and emotional development. Through developing positive relationships, young people define their roles and status in relation to others. Interaction with other people provides opportunities to learn social skills and develop sensitivity to what matters to others. Through negative interactions, however, feelings of loneliness, anxiety and the potential for future problems like dropping out of school can occur. Teachers have a role in helping young people develop a positive sense of self and in providing opportunities for positive social, moral and emotional development.

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ID Code: 14032
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Personal development, social development, moral development, Piaget, Kohlberg, Eisenberg
ISBN: 9781442501126
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Pearson Education Australia
Deposited On: 10 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:45

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