religion society and lifestyles 2

I learned about how unchurched spirituality is becoming a bigger phenomenon as more and more people have moved away from the idea that religion must take place inside a place of worship, and how its importance has even dropped due to secularisation I think the main area learned today was about the decline in the … Continue reading religion society and lifestyles 2

  1. I learned about how unchurched spirituality is becoming a bigger phenomenon as more and more people have moved away from the idea that religion must take place inside a place of worship, and how its importance has even dropped due to secularisation
  2. I think the main area learned today was about the decline in the impact of religion, and evidence to suggest this is the idea of karl marx that people liked the idea of religion as a means of getting on through life as he stated god was a “man-made creation”
  3. I wasn’t 100% of the idea of spirituality, and as a result I feel as if this is an area that I can research and develop further to gain a better understanding of what the importance of spirituality
  4. I feel like my knowledge of the decrease in the overall impact of religion as time has went on has gotten better as I began to understand how the impact of secularisation has improved, but as stated above I will look further into spirituality as I feel as if it was an area that I did not understand as well as other parts
  5. One thing I feel that I can take from this in how it impacts society and lifestyles, is that if someone choses to be religious, then we should respect their beliefs and views on that matter, but it is not compulsory to feel the need to be religious should we not want to be
  6. I wish to develop my knowledge of spirituality and of the theorists more, so I will continue to research them further and gather a greater understanding of what they did and the impacts it has on society

society and lifestyles religion pdp task 1

I leaned that “religion” is much more than just someone’s beliefs and how important its influences can be in many modern day aspects of life and society I feel like I learned a lot about how many different theorists interpret the ideas and beliefs that exist and how they differ so dramatically from each other. … Continue reading society and lifestyles religion pdp task 1

  • I leaned that “religion” is much more than just someone’s beliefs and how important its influences can be in many modern day aspects of life and society
  • I feel like I learned a lot about how many different theorists interpret the ideas and beliefs that exist and how they differ so dramatically from each other. For example Durkheim believes that there is something real in religion whereas Malinowski believes that religion was an institution that fulfils people’s psychological needs.
  • I was not sure about the question that we had to discuss within the tutorial groups, as I struggled to connect the theorists and the questions together whilst also providing relevant examples. I could improve upon this by reading over the theorists’ arguments and drawing connections to the questions being asked.
  • My knowledge of how religion is viewed in many different ways was improved today from a sociological stance as seeing theorists views on the matter allowed me to open up my mind more. I feel as if I can still improve on making stronger connections between the theorists and the questions and can do this by researching the theories further so that I gain a better understanding of what is being asked of me.
  • It allowed me to see how having different religious beliefs may differ depending on the environment in which they are influencing eg the work place and the holidays of certain religions and how that would affect work schedules. That even though some children have different religious beliefs from others it should not make them any different in the same opportunities that are available to them in society today.
  • I would like to try and develop my understanding of the theories we spoke about and the impact that they bring upon the way in which we look at religion in society today. I will continue to read up on the theorists and try and relate their views in comparison to the beliefs and views I see in modern society.

Society and Culture – Youth

In todays lecture, we discusessed the links and relationship between society, culture and youth. I found out that culture is he values, norms habits, and ways of life characteristics of a coherent social group. Furthermore, I found that the meaning of a society is made up of people, groups, networks, institutions, organisations and systems. These … Continue reading Society and Culture – Youth

In todays lecture, we discusessed the links and relationship between society, culture and youth. I found out that culture is he values, norms habits, and ways of life characteristics of a coherent social group. Furthermore, I found that the meaning of a society is made up of people, groups, networks, institutions, organisations and systems. These may include local, national and international patterns of relationships. We then discussed how they interact on a micro, meso and macro level. We then discussed how youth is different to adults and mentioned a few characteristics that they both have. For example, youth tend to be ignorant, rebellious and dependant whereas adults tend to be more independent and strong. Youth is the stage between being a child and an adult and within this there is subcultures. For example, goths. punks and hippies.
We then went onto studying some social theorists such as Piaget, Kohlberg, and Maslow and Eric Erikson. Piaget believes that we go through stages in our life in relation to what age we are and this impacts our mental development. We then had a look at Erikson who doesn’t believe in stages but believes in stages but believes that youth climb steps in order to become an adult.
During the day I struggled to understand Maslow as much as the other theorists. I feel that I understood the main idea of the triangle but do not feel confident enough to write about him and his beliefs in more detail. In preparation for the exam I will research him further.
From todays lecture I feel confident that I could attempt a question about youth, society and culture however I feel that to have a greater understanding I need to have a look at some case studies and further research theorists.

Society and Culture – Youth

Our lecture / tutorial today focused on society and culture and how these relate to ‘youth culture’. It gave me more of an insight into what society and culture mean. Culture is the traditions shared by members of a group that are reflected in their way of life. Whereas a society can range from a …

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Our lecture / tutorial today focused on society and culture and how these relate to ‘youth culture’. It gave me more of an insight into what society and culture mean. Culture is the traditions shared by members of a group that are reflected in their way of life. Whereas a society can range from a …

Continue reading “Society and Culture – Youth”

Ideology and Prejudices (06/03/17 & 13/03/17)

I feel as future teachers it is important that we can define and recognise ideologies and prejudices. It is our job to provide the future generations with this knowledge to avoid discrimination as it is likely there will be children from various backgrounds in the classroom. Last week in Societies and Lifestyles we were focusing … Continue reading Ideology and Prejudices (06/03/17 & 13/03/17)

I feel as future teachers it is important that we can define and recognise ideologies and prejudices. It is our job to provide the future generations with this knowledge to avoid discrimination as it is likely there will be children from various backgrounds in the classroom. Last week in Societies and Lifestyles we were focusing … Continue reading Ideology and Prejudices (06/03/17 & 13/03/17)

Culture, Society and Youth

Today’s society and lifestyle inputs were based around the apparent link between culture, society and the influence this can have on youths. Culture can be defined as the knowledge and traditions shared by members of groups/ societies that reflect their way of life such as language, religion, medical care, food, jokes, manners, celebrations and clothes.  … Continue reading Culture, Society and Youth

Today’s society and lifestyle inputs were based around the apparent link between culture, society and the influence this can have on youths.

Culture can be defined as the knowledge and traditions shared by members of groups/ societies that reflect their way of life such as language, religion, medical care, food, jokes, manners, celebrations and clothes.  Likewise, society can be denoted as the “human relationship from a small group to a large system”, this highlights that citizens can belong to a formal group or informal group and within these group pattern of interaction form, societies/ groups can be small, large or encompass millions of members.

During the lecture, we examined in depth the meaning of youth and the theories within. Youth is the transition between childhood and adulthood which can be split into two segments

·         Adolescent

·         Adolescence

Youth is a general way of life, during this transitions the age range may be easily identified from the wider society due to culture patterns. The term youth is mainly used in the developing world but the meaning is constantly changing as citizen are taking more responsibilities when young.  Adolescence is used to describe youth adulthood (age 18 to mid-thirties) who live independently, but are not married and have no children.

There are many evident connections that can be made to theories, society and youth.

·         Piaget

·         Erikson

·         Kohlberg

·         Maslow

Having already explored Piaget theory within literacy and mathematical development of children, I find this insightful that his theory is relevant to the social developments of youth. Piaget theory is based around observing his children cognitive developments, which enabled him to compile developmental stages.

·         Stage one- Semi motor period (birth to 2 years) this is when children begin to learn how to learn, developing their language from the people they see and hear, and beginning to acquire an understanding of the world

·         Stage two- preoperational (2 years to 7 years) during this period children develop there thought and thinking mechanism, they demonstrate egoism as they only have a sound understanding of their world. They pretend to play but this varies depending of culture and environment.

·         Stage three- concrete operational (2 years to 11 years) this is the stage children develop abstract thought, grasping of the world and appreciate family and themselves.

·         Stage four- formal operational (11 years) this means cognitive development is ongoing, as adult we still experience and acquire new skills, knowledge and still constructing a sense of the world. Adolescent being to think more abstractly gaining a greater awareness of problem solving, logically and symbolic thinking.

Overall, I found today’s inputs to be considerably insightful and I was able to gain a wider knowledge of the links between culture, society and the evolving impact this can have on youth.

Society and Culture: Youth

Today in Society and Lifestyles we looked at the relationship between youth, culture and society. Culture is the values, norms, and habits of a group of people which are reflected in their way of life. Society is the interactions and relations between all people. Youth is a particular stage of life, before adulthood, this stage refers to … Continue reading Society and Culture: Youth

Today in Society and Lifestyles we looked at the relationship between youth, culture and society. Culture is the values, norms, and habits of a group of people which are reflected in their way of life. Society is the interactions and relations between all people. Youth is a particular stage of life, before adulthood, this stage refers to … Continue reading Society and Culture: Youth

Society and Youth Culture

In society and lifestyle today, we focused on the differences between society and culture and we learned about youth culture. We talked about how youth culture can change over time and we also compared the differences and similarities between youth cultures. We looked at 4 theorists: Piaget, Maslow, Erikson and Kohlberg, and we learned how … Continue reading Society and Youth Culture

In society and lifestyle today, we focused on the differences between society and culture and we learned about youth culture. We talked about how youth culture can change over time and we also compared the differences and similarities between youth cultures. We looked at 4 theorists: Piaget, Maslow, Erikson and Kohlberg, and we learned how they related to subcultures in society. During the tutorial, we went into further detail about the different youth cultures and commonalities between them. I felt this allowed me to deeper understand the information we got from the lecture and put it into practice by working in groups to answer questions.

Society and Culture: Youth

In Society and Lifestyles today we learned about the differences in society and culture and how they interact with youth. We also learned that youth culture can been seen as a subculture in itself and were able to link this with social theories from Piaget, Erikson, Kohlberg and Maslow. In the tutorial we studied certain … Continue reading Society and Culture: Youth

In Society and Lifestyles today we learned about the differences in society and culture and how they interact with youth. We also learned that youth culture can been seen as a subculture in itself and were able to link this with social theories from Piaget, Erikson, Kohlberg and Maslow. In the tutorial we studied certain questions and answered them in groups and then had feedback with the class. This was very useful because I believe it gave insight to different peoples opinion.

I feel that my knowledge has increased today because I was unaware of any of the social theories that we learned today. I feel that these theories will help me in preparing for my exam. Some of the slides in today’s lecture also referred back to the previous lecture which has further improved my knowledge and understanding of the five agents of socialisation.

I felt in the tutorial that I struggled with answering some of the questions but once a few examples were given I started to understand what I was being asked. To combat this I will look over the questions again to improve my understanding of the questions.

I feel that this weeks input has been enjoyable because youth culture is something that I am interested in and would love to teach this particular subject as an aspiring teacher.

Stress Hardiness

There are many factors that can contribute to poor health. Upon reading the Pengilly & Dowd (2000) article on Stress Hardiness I discovered the main 5 factors that can negatively impact a person’s health: Normative and non-normative transitions, lack of social support, loneliness and lack of human contact. Firstly, normative life transitions which are major … Continue reading Stress Hardiness

There are many factors that can contribute to poor health. Upon reading the Pengilly & Dowd (2000) article on Stress Hardiness I discovered the main 5 factors that can negatively impact a person’s health: Normative and non-normative transitions, lack of social support, loneliness and lack of human contact. Firstly, normative life transitions which are major … Continue reading Stress Hardiness