Rogoff’s definition of culture is not a simple one. She begins by defining culture as the language and heritage taught to children in a community. She then goes on to explain that a community’s way of doing things and handling certain situations also contributes to the definition of culture. Rogoff repeatedly explains the importance of adaptation in culture, or how the culture of the youth in a certain community has evolved relative to how it was when the adults were growing up. Culture, like ways of doing things and certain customs and traditions, in a community is constantly changing, therefore understanding and change are a necessity in any nation.
Many individuals will encounter different experiences which can shape their identity. With many experiences in a life time can come with many identities. Our identity is made up of characteristics that make us who we are as a person. It is a sense of one’s self which is influenced by our physical environment, family, social groups and even our upbringing. These experiences can determine a person’s image of identity in society, of whether they’re seen as a good or bad person.
You grow up believing, thinking and acting accordingly based on how your family functions. As you grow up you are exposed to other people’s cultures and beliefs which impact how you in turn act. With each new generation our world changes. How each individual acts in society changes society. As people
Those are just two of many. Throughout researching, in the rest of the context written below, these answers will be revealed. Having insight into the understanding of human development, we are able to gain knowledge of humans from the very important stage of childhood right through till adulthood. The positives lye within us as a world being able to help and give a better life from childhood. We are able to teach and understand different ways of conceptual understanding, values, learning, responses, different behaviours and skills.
QUESTION- ( 1.1 ) Explain how a working relationship is different from a personal relationship. ANSWER Relationships come in different forms and In our lives we will be part of or experience different types. These include: • Family relationships (with partners, parents and siblings) • Friendships • Personal and sexual relationships • Working relationships The relationships we will be involved with can shape the way we live our lives, form our opinions and also have an effect on how we see the world. Each different type of relationship has different meanings, values and meets our needs in different ways. Dependant on the length and time of the relationship can also indicate at what life stage we are in.
Identity can be seen superficially as a name or a date of birth of an individual, a sense of formally providing evidence of who you are. When you think about identity more broadly it becomes a more complicated question to answer. Identity therefore can be seen as a collection of life experiences which stem most significantly from our early life experiences as children. These can continue to influence what we do what values and beliefs we hold through our lives. When thinking of factors that influence an individual’s identity there can be many such as parents or carers the individuals race, nationality, cultural and religious beliefs make us who we are and what’s important to us.
I think that I have come to the conclusion, although we would all like to think we are a unique person, we decide how we want to live, and what we want to be – it really comes down to what experiences we had as a child, what aspects of different cultures influenced us and brought us to who we are today. I think regardless of how someone lives their life our everyday childhood experiences guided us to the kind of person we are. I think that this was a very eye opening realization for me be because before taking this course I never really thought of culture in an everyday perspective, now I understand all the little things I have experienced in my life was really different aspects of culture. This realization came to be during one of the readings when it stated that culture in itself determined how we use our bodies, how men and women are culturally trained to move in specific ways. I found this very interesting; culture is really in every part of our lives, right down to how we move through the world.
Socioeconomic status impacts human growth and development from birth until death and can dictate the quality of our lives. Cultural context is also a large factor in a person’s growth and development. Culture is something we learn and is in all aspects of our everyday lives. It is defined as patterns of human activities or beliefs and the symbolic structures that give them significance and importance. Culture affects our beliefs, religion, manners, dress, even the way we think about life itself.
Attachment can form at any age but early attachments are formed through being sociable from birth, this happens through interactions with people from the moment they are born. An example of a social interaction that can later contribute to the child forming a bond is face recognition. This is being able to recognise familiar faces and therefore can be the start of a bond. If early attachment is made with another person, for example this may be the main carer, then the child is likely to go on to strengthen that bond until firm attachments are made. Attachment allows the child to learn trust and feel secure with the person they are bonding with, this is important in how they form relationships with others.
Reflecting on practice will help to see where changes need to be made. Staff are developing all the time too. Their knowledge and skills may change due to extra training or new staff having new ideas. National standards and frameworks may also change so this may have an impact on how the setting is run. To reflect on practice you need to be able to critically question what you do and see whether what you are doing is working or whether there is room for improvement.