Positive Social Development

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The online learner, unlike the traditional learner, usually involves much communication independent of physical instructors and other students. One is not afforded the privilege of sharing regular personal interaction with professors and other students. As a result, for an online learner to be successful, they must possess several skills which include computer literacy, strong reading and writing, self-motivation, independent learning ability, commitment, time management, active learning and goal oriented. Although I was exposed and compelled to utilise the internet during my previous studies, I was still inept regarding technology and when navigating through various portals. Because my studies were done on campus with more face-to-face interactions…show more content…
Moore, (2011,) Positive social skills are critical for healthy social development. They allow us to know how to act, behave in various situations, what to say and the choices we make. While some children through their daily interactions with parents and others will naturally pick up these positive skills, others are not that fortunate. It is, therefore, incumbent on educators and parents as partners to facilitate healthy development thus strengthening this unplanned social learning with direct and indirect teaching. Unfortunately, some parents and even some teachers fail to make an effort to promote these social skills. They appear oblivious to the that the level to which children possess good social skills can not only impact their behaviour, academic performance, social and domestic relationships, participation in extracurricular activities, but the quality of the school environment and school safety, thus reducing violence at school and within the…show more content…
However, Professional Educational Practitioners characteristics’ should include accountability, reflectivity, reliability, passion, knowledge of pedagogy, competence, a love and drive to meet the needs of children irrespective of their background. They should also be trustworthy and honest. (Bolton, 2010; Schwartz & Sharp, 2012) stated reflective practice is demonstrated as a route that identifies self-honesty by taking responsibility for actions to then be evaluated through what took place and ways to develop professionalism. Professional practitioners should be ethically and morally committed to preparing, not just an elite few, but all students to participate in society with high levels of intellectual and academic potential and the capacity to develop the skills of lifelong learners (Burgh, Field & Freakley, 2005). It is also their responsibility to possess the skill of reflexivity finding strategies questioning their attitudes, thought processes, values, assumptions, prejudices and habitual actions, to strive to understand our complex roles in relations to others (Bolton
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