Erikson's Psychosocial Theory Of Education

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Erik Erikson considered his psychosocial theory of development as unfolding in a sequence of eight stages through lifetime. Each stage has its particular goals, concerns, achievements and dangers (Woolfolk, 2017). While a person goes through every single stage, he or she faces a new psychosocial crisis. According to Erikson, the crisis can be resolved adopting an extreme position or finding a balance between the extreme responses. In fact, when a person resolves the psychological crisis in certain stage, he or she is able to enter to the next stage. In my opinion, Erikson’s stages are interrelated because all of them involve development of ego and personality through social environments. Another connection that I found is that when an individual…show more content…
Educators have the responsibility to create a safe learning environment in which students feel accepted and confident to learn. I think that the first way to foster and support the emotional and moral development of children is teaching our students that everyone is different from each other. Students have to know that everyone has different talents, abilities and limitations. Teachers as well as students have to label people in the correct way. For example, a student who struggles at the time of learning must be called student with learning disabilities instead of learning disable student. The correct way to call students that receives special education is students receiving special education instead special education students. A person with the medical condition of epilepsy must be called a person with epilepsy instead an epileptic. A child with any physical disability must be called a child with physical disability instead a crippled child (Woolfolk, 2017). Another way how adults might foster and support the emotional and moral development of children is by do not allowing students to use nicknames based on physical traits. For example, between the ages of 11 and 14 children start facing physical changes some of them are target of cruel comments like you are so fat or why you are so little (Woolfolk, 2017). I…show more content…
I understand for self-concept as what you know about yourself. In other words, it is someone’s knowledge and beliefs about his or herself, his or her ideas, expectations, feelings and attitudes. Self-esteem is the value each person gives to his or her own characteristics, behaviors and abilities (Woolfolk, 2017). I have a clear example of self-esteem and self-concept with my best friend Eloy. He is a businessman. He has a clear self-concept of himself. He has very clear ideas about his business and he has very high expectations about what he could accomplish. Eloy has a wealthy life and his businesses are growing very rapidly. Eloy has a very high self-esteem because he belief on himself and on the abilities he has to do business. Even though, he began his own business with a very small amount of money, he is now considered one of the best businessmen in the state I was
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