It seemed as if the only people who were able to keep up with the rapid change were the youth. With technological breakthroughs becoming more common by people who seemed to be younger and younger, the youth of today’s society thrive on the new products as if their lives depended on it. My little sister, for example, is nine years old and has mastered the task of working Apple’s new product, the “iPad”, while my grandfather who is 75 years old feels as if telemarketers are using computers to track when he is at home to call him. This supports my theory that other older generations are afraid of something they do not know or fully comprehend. I personally believe that since my generation is so well informed and well trained with digital technology, we should actually take the time to show the previous generations how certain things work, help them and do away with that primal fear that many of them have.
Unit 028 Develop Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and Others Involved in their Care Outcome 1 Be able to develop positive relationships with children and young people A/C 1- Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained. Positive relationships with children and young people are essential in any childcare setting. A positive relationship with a child means that they will feel welcome and a part of the environment and therefore they will settle and be content. A child will always play and learn better when they are comfortable in their surroundings. If you have a positive relationship with a child it becomes easier to communicate with them and understand their wants and needs.
Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults:- A positive relationship is one which will benefit the child, young person or adult and aid in their ability to gain positively from their environment. If you wish to have positive relationships you must remember you are a role model when working with children, young people and adults. A role model must be mindful, demonstrating daily your own effective communication skills with others. When communicating with others you must be considerate of how and when you approach them, you do not know what may be happening in their personal life. Positive relationships enable information to be communicated far more effectively.
Are We the Dumbest Generation? Adults often argue that the intellectual ability of today’s generations has taken a turn for the worst due to the amount of technology they are exposed to as they develop mature ideals. English professor Mark Bauerlein examines in his 2008 book the effects of digital media and how it has caused young people to be more connected and technologically savvy as a result of the wide range of modern inventions, but he also asserts that this has caused them to become less intelligent; therefore, he presents the modern ages as the Dumbest Generation. Young people have a tremendous amount of information available to them due to technology through social networks, the internet, and video games. Many respectable individuals discuss on whether to call the modern generation the “dumbest generation” (Bauerlein) or realizing that they might be participating in an intellectual revolution.
There are people who say that this generation is the dumbest because of lack of ability to focus for long periods of time. Also people might say that technology is making this generation lazy. Others might believe that this generation isn’t the dumbest. They might think that technology is helping us adapt to the world around them due to the fact that the world is run by technology. Even though this generation might be losing some ability to focus for long periods of time, technology is helping us adapt to the ever-changing world.
1. Know the regulatory requirments for a positive enviroment for children and young people. 1.1 Describe what is meant by a positive enviroment There are lots of different enviroments that children and young people will learn and develop in wether it be home, school , nursery , outdoor play areas or educational visits, all of these places can be made into positive enviroments for children this means somewhere that can challenge them helping them learn and develop whilst also promiting rest and healthy living. A good physical enviroment is important as it helps promote good moods in children, this means bright visual displays and lots of sensory opportunities round the room, a interactive sensory wall display is a good way of doing this. It is extremley imortant that practitioners value language and diversity , respecting difference in children and young people wether it be race, religion or appearance.
The sleek design make it easy to handle, and the options of parental controls make it ideal for educational and recreational use. The option to customize specific unwanted websites and age appropriate apps makes it not only very desirable but leaves the competitors something to be desired. Apple has made their product so user friendly that children have and use their product on a daily basis (Smith, 2012). In addition, apple has a variety of educational apps that many schools have now adopted for their curriculum. Not only is this beneficial to the public, private, and charter school system, but for the homeschooling children as well as children with learning disabilities.
Reflective practice involves evolving in a child centred approach. The child carer benefits as his/her skills grow and develop ,enabling the highest standards of care and provision. It also promotes a better level of understanding and acceptance of those different from us, taking on board the opinions, cultures and attitudes of others to ensure a diverse and positively productive daily experience that enables higher levels of understanding from all .It also fosters personal and team development because a reflective practice evolves our experiences thus enabling higher standards of learning experiences. Experience can only be beneficial when it is either a positive experience (good practice),or a negative experience that is reflected upon and consequently changed and improved. Carers that deem experience alone as a credential to good practice are not developing, Learning and reaching their fullest potential.
Rachel Reine English 101 Section 4 February 19, 2012 Internet Use in Teenagers In response to the new generation’s use of internet and lack of reading classic books, Amy Goldwasser defends the teenage reputation in her article “What’s the Matter with Kids Today?” Goldwasser speaks of how the internet has expanded kids’ minds when it comes to school and themselves, also how this generation has more access than older generations due to the internet. Goldwasser claims that teenagers spending time online is overall good for them because they do read and write. The content, however, is not strong enough for educational purposes. A blog post about how to curl hair or how to pass the perfect spiral is not giving them any educational value. Whereas reading the local newspaper or reading a classic novel like “The Great Gatsby” by F Scott Fitzgerald would provide a more intellectual purpose.