CHAPTER EIGHT ATTITUDES 8a i). Outline the components of attitudes and how the impact the teaching-learning process. Introduction In this chapter, I have discussed the role played by attitudes in school situations, The components of attitudes The functions of attitudes How attitudes develop How a teacher can change learners’ attitudes. Learning in the school … More Educational Psychology: What are attitudes in the context of the teaching process? What are some of their components?
CHAPTER EIGHT ATTITUDES 8a ii). Outline the function of attitudes in the teaching process and how they impact learning and their respective components. Functions Of Attitudes At this juncture, it is important to examine the role attitudes play in our lives. These are the following Cognitive Social adjustment Ego defense mechanisms Expressing Values … More Educational Psychology: What are the functions of attitudes and how do they impact the teaching process?
CHAPTER EIGHT ATTITUDES 8a iii). Outline the caprices and kinks of all the various theoretical approaches to attitude change available today. Attitude change In this section, I have discussed attitude change in the light of different theoretical approaches. The behavioristic theory. Cognitive theory, Social learning theory 1. Behavioristic theories The same theories that we … More Educational Psychology: What are the various theoretical approaches to attitude change available today in the teaching environment?
CHAPTER EIGHT ATTITUDES 8a iv). Outline the concept of dissonance and how it applies to the teaching process. Dissonance Cognitions are said to be dissonant when they are inconsistent. The inconsistency is called dissonance and it is caused by psychological tension arising from mixed feelings. Dissonance is psychologically uncomfortable hence human beings strive hard to … More Educational Psychology: What is dissonance and how does it apply to the teaching process?
CHAPTER EIGHT ATTITUDES 8a v). Outline the role played by role models in changing attitudes of learners in the teaching environment Role models Role models can also be used to help change attitudes. The role model must be a person who is trusted, one who is an expert, credible competent, better informed than most and … More Educational Psychology: What is the role played by role models in changing attitudes of learners in the teaching environment?
CHAPTER EIGHT ATTITUDES 8b i). Outline how attitudes relate to the school settings. Attitudes and School settings How do attitudes relate to school settings? Attitudes help to determine what a learner perceives and how he perceives it. The learner may have acquired a positive or a negative attitude towards. A particular teacher. Subject or School … More Educational Psychology: How do attitudes relate to school settings?
CHAPTER EIGHT ATTITUDES 8b ii). Evaluate the role of the teacher in transforming the attitude of the learner in a learning environment. Teacher and Attitude Change What is the teacher’s role in attitude change? The teacher is the person on the ground. He is in direct contact with the students and therefore his role … More Educational Psychology: What role does the teacher play in attitude change of the learner?
CHAPTER EIGHT ATTITUDES 8b iii). Justify how the personality traits are able to characterize persuasibility of a young learner. Personality traits that characterize persuasibility The teacher as a person who is central in attitude change needs to know the personality traits that characterize persuasibility. These are traits that make a person open or closed to … More Educational Psychology: How does the personality traits characterize persuasibility of a young learner?