Levinson theory conceptualises the basic pattern of the life structures that humans go through in their adulthood. The pattern comprises of an orderly sequence that manifests with variations. The sequence of stages consist of alternating series of structure-building and structure-changing (Transitional) periods. During the structure building phase, one makes choices, forms structures around them, and pursues their values and goals within this structure. The transitional phase that follows, terminates the existing structure and creates the possibility for a new one.
As adolescences enter adulthood, they enter a long transitional period, often known as “emerging adult”. This transitional period takes place over a range of 18 to 25 years old (Santrock, 2013). At this stage, emerging adults are still in exploration in the various aspect of life such as the career path they are interested in, defining their identities and a style of living they would want to adopt. Thus, adolescences who are in transition will be caught with many intense changes and will experience major life events that are all of great importance.
What is maturity? Psychologically speaking, it is the ability to appropriately respond to a set environment. From childhood to adolescence, people are faced with the many challenges of life. In defeating these obstacles, the moral understanding and perception of value obtained sculpt a person’s character. Let’s face it, challenges are called challenges for a reason.
The concept of growing up is enticing and dynamic, and as a result, it is a common theme in literature. In its purest form, growing up is all about learning how to cope with the challenges of living as an individual in a vast world. There are countless different mechanisms that can be employed to cope with the struggles that adults face, but three mechanisms in specific are the most relevant to the concept of growing up. These three mechanisms: isolation, friendship, and acceptance, must be developed in order to be considered grown-up and prepared for the battles of life as an individual. Learning when and how to isolate oneself is an important step on the path to becoming an adult.
Life is a very precious thing to have. Every person begins his or her life new, innocent, and curious. As people grow up, they gain a lot of experiences and knowledge, which may or may not be useful to them when they reach early adulthood and start living in the “real world.” Whether it be good or bad, these experiences help tell the story, more specifically the life, of an individual. At one point in every person’s life, there comes a time for reminiscence of these experiences, but why do we have these experiences in the first place?
Learning Frameworks itself has offered myself and many others a jumping off point for the looming workload of college. I feel more prepared and motivated than ever to excel in my courses. Typically, I hold myself up to the average standard in my classes. I wish to take more initiative in my endeavors, but am somewhat unwilling to put in both the time and attention.
Final Reflective Paper The decision to return to school is a significant step for adult learners, particularly after a long absence from formal learning, and there are many factors in making that decision. Perhaps to develop or achieve professional goals, higher career status, professional security, or to personal goals, such as, seeking knowledge and new skills. As adult learners, they bring lived experiences and develop knowledge to the classroom, most are self-directed, goal oriented, therefore, have different ways in approaching learning and may require particular learning environments.
Children and adolescents are faced with developmental tasks at many points as they grow up, but there are a few stages in life when young people meet multiple challenges all at once. The transition from high school to college is one of those critical developmental periods. It is an exciting time that typically leads to considerable gains in maturity, but it is also a time during which many adolescents experience difficulties. This transition is an important event for families as well, because the family unit must navigate significant changes in relationships between family members. Again, although most families manage the transition well, it is quite common that they experience difficulties along the way.
He experiences other different types of losses. All of them help him gain greater maturity and develop as a young adult, although these movements are painful at times. The most important event, though, is for Harry to accept his life and move forward, which he learns near the novel’s end. Firstly, readers discover how
Transferring from one stage or another is a crucial time in an individual’s life. According to Dunkel and Sefcek (2009) every stage has a name, two possible outcomes and a strength that can be gained if an individual goes through the stage the right way. Depending how a certain individual goes through each stage, leads to how well the next stage of their life may or may not work out. The stages start at infancy and lead their way into late adulthood and cover a range of vast emotions. The stages from infancy to late childhood begin with ‘trust vs mistrust’, ‘autonomy vs shame/doubt’, initiative vs guilt’, and ‘industry vs inferiority’.
Children are frequently told of the importance of having a career and how his/her educational experiences are geared towards securing their future by achieving this goal. A career can be one’s passion, or a “calling”, as it were. It is encouraged to make the most of one’s talents and possibly fashion them into a profession, or to seize the opportunity the moment they are presented. The choices are vast and can be overwhelming to any adolescent or adult for that matter struggling to make the right decision. What they are not told is how the universe can play a vital role in deciding their future.
But she also understands the challenges of growing up most kids don’t know exist. Molly is excited for the future and ready to face all the ups and the downs. The significance to this quote shows that it 's not always easy for everyone to grow up. While growing up has its ups there are downs and Molly has heard all about people changing into different people and while that change may be for
Over the course of this class we have learned a lot of valuable information when it comes to the topics of children, literature, and how they develop. The adolescent stage is an important stage in the growing process of young people and has teachers and youth professionals we needs to make sure that they are exposed to things that will be see in their future so they know how to act and respond to those situations appropriately. In my opinion, one of the most important things that adolescent students will see in their path through school is the theme of coming of age. I have chosen to use the coming of age theme as the basis of my research paper, and to describe to you why it is so important for students and teachers alike to discuss and understand this topic. Coming of age is a young