Approaching Reflective Perspective to Contrast Risky Behaviours and Learning Issues

Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Year: 2022

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Approaching Reflective Perspective to Contrast Risky Behaviours and Learning Issues

Dr. Juliana ZAHARIA, PhD

 

ABSTRACT: 

The literature of psychology of education regards the environment and social factors as influential circumstances for learning, intellectual growth and human development. Considering that identity and social cognition are among the most sensitive elements that mark phases of cognitive, emotional and psychological development, the fact that the social factors that surround the urban and suburban areas of Tirana, the Albanian capital city, are negatively conditioned by phenomena of crime, illegality, trafficking and violence, is a challenge for the role that educational institutions can play. The question raised by the paper is: “How might concepts on ‘new insights’, ‘examing assumptions’, ‘self awareness’ and ‘critical evaluation’ redirect teaching by contextualising social issues surrounding educational institutions”? Quantitative and qualitative research methods involved high school educators (n = 321). Starting from the empirical inquiry, the results gather on specific concepts of reflective practice as a component of contemporary educational methodology, which facilitates knowledge transferring, and the civic responses of education to risky behaviours.

keywords: identity, social cognition, risky behaviours, reflective practice in education.