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Monday, February 23

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Sunday, February 22

  1. msg Moral and Prosocial Development message posted Moral and Prosocial Development Moral and Prosocial Development Successful and productive citizens most likely have well-developed…
    Moral and Prosocial Development
    Moral and Prosocial Development
    Successful and productive citizens most likely have well-developed social skills, and a sense of ethics or morals. Teachers play an important role in the moral and prosocial development of the student. (Ormrod 97) As Vygotsky asserts, peer-to-peer interaction is essential for cognitive and social development. (Ormrod 39) Curriculum, therefore, should provide myriad opportunities for face-to-face interaction. In addition to helping our students meet the standards mandated by the CCSS, it is also our responsibility to help students improve upon critical social skills like empathy, and to develop moral traits like honesty and responsibility. (Ormrod 97)
    Ormrod offers general suggestions for moral and prosocial development: (97-99)
    • Encourage perspective taking, empathy, and prosocial behavior
    • Give reasons that some behaviors are unacceptable
    • Expose students to models of moral and prosocial behavior
    • Offer discussion topics that address moral issues relating to subject matter
    • Get students actively involved in community service

    Decreased Empathy as a result of Increased Screen Time (ST)
    One of the most broadly applicable social skills is empathy. The ability to empathize is an essential component to any human interaction, and a valuable tool for lifelong autonomous learning. Recent research conducted by UCLA suggests that increased screen time among young people can impair the ability to empathize and understand non-verbal cues. Critics of increased ST advocate for prosocial and interactive curricula, citing axioms of cognitive development from Vygotsky and other theorists. As Juana Summers, reporter for NPR, states: “we used face-to-face interactions to learn as newborns. That need doesn’t go away”. Summers addresses technology in the classroom, observing that when schools put Ipads in the hands of every student, they should be prepared to address the social costs of increased ST.
    Increased ST and Heath Risks
    In the article “Time for a View on Screentime”, Aric Sigman argues for a reduction in ST for children, citing a host of health risks. Sigman categorizes ST as is a “dose-response” risk factor, with likelihood of type 2 Diabetes and CVD (Cardiovascular Disease) increasing when ST exceeds 2 hours per days. Since adolescents in America average up to 3 times that amount, educators should take advantage of instructional time to allow them to engage in activities that promote moral and prosocial development.

    Brooks Barnett

    Bibliography/Webliography

    Luscombe, Belinda. “Why Access to Screens Is Lowering Kids’ Social Skills” Time.com Aug 21, 2014 http://time.com/3153910/why-access-to-screens-is-lowering-kids-social-skills/

    Ormrod, Jeanne E. Educational Psychology. Pearson: Boston, 2011

    Sigman, Aric. “Time for a View on Screentime” Medscape.com 2012 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/778957_1

    Summers, Juana. “Kids and Screen Time: What Does the Research Say?” NPR.com Aug 28, 2014
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/08/28/343735856/kids-and-screen-time-what-does-the-research-say
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Saturday, February 21

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