Socialisation and Its Impact on Children’s Learning and Development.

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Socialisation is a very important part of childhood, as it benefits us throughout life. There will be an in-depth look at socialisation and can gain an understanding of how students learn, children’s physical, social and intellectual development, and how culture and other factors impact on teaching strategies. An in-depth look into socialisation and its aims, the key agents of socialisation, methods which are based on theoretical understandings which support socialisation and how socialisation impacts on child development and learning. Until recently, socialisation research was primarily fixated on the result of influences which were outside of the child or influences on the inside of the child. These could have included the influence of a prominent adult figure or unconscious motives. In today’s day and age, Socialisation processes can be affected by biological, sociocultural, and interactive factors. Socialisation processes can also be considered to be dynamic and reciprocal, with aims and methods change and that the child is able to contribute to their own developmental outcomes (Laible and Thompson, 2007). Middle childhood shows a substantial time in which the child is able to grow in the areas of social and emotional development. It is predominantly during this time that children begin to mature, the parents still maintain a strong influence over them but there are other adults who also become influential in this period, such as teachers and peers. Berns (2013) refers to ‘peers’ as relationships that are between individuals who are equals, this would mean that being of the same age, gender and social status and form amongst children through everyday experiences such as school, sporting groups, musical lessons, etc. Additionally, Berns (2013) believes that a child’s peer group relationships may serve as a sign of present-day and future achievements as well as
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