Hi I need some urgent feedback for my short essay on moral education.Its due tomoro and i need some help with a good introduction and conclusion as i feel im repeating myself.I have to base my essay on Alive-O ,its the religion book I use for teaching.Please help!
The moral education aim in the Alive 0-8 and Alive 0-4, is to help them grow into mature Christians. To fulfill the c understood that to some degree the considerations of the moral development of school children is similar. The aim of moral education is to help them to grow into mature Christians. To do this, a teacher must foster the children's personal and emotional development and allow the children to understand that learning to live like a Christian are life long tasks.
There are only slight difference's between the Alive 0-4 and Alive O-8. One of the difference mentioned in Alive 0-8 that isn't in Alive 0-4 is the fifth point outlined. This states 'Parent's love and affection for each other and for their children helps the children develop a positive attitude towards the human body and towards sexuality. The attitude of adults to what children may be exposed to in the media is important'. This is very important to the children as they are entering puberty and are more aware of their bodies and the changes happening to their bodies. Alive 0-8 ? if parents have a close relationship with one another and have respect for each other and their children, then this is passed on to the children to have respect for their bodies and for others.
The media has a huge impact on children lives and parents are responsible as to what media content their children have access to. The media can be very harmful in portraying a negative social acceptance regarding body weight and body size. This could lead to a child having body issues and low self confidence because of what the media portrays as being socially accepted.
Another major issue regarding moral education that should be discussed with children in senior classes is the influence of peer groups. This issue is beneficial to the moral and personal development and growth of the child as every child will have an experience of dealing with peer pressure in real-life situations. Group work would be ideal to raise issues and discuss some of the options and choices a child might have to make in certain situations. The children could propose solutions on how to deal with them and also understand that it is ok to say no and that it is very important not to give into peer pressure if they are not comfortable in a certain environment.
In Alive 0-4, the school plays a major role in the child's life, as a good school atmosphere encourages respect for others in the school and this helps the children to understand how to relate to other children and how to relate to God. Alive 0-8 helps the children to develop morally by being exposed to Jesus' love and be inspired to follow Jesus in their own lives like other people for example Mary Magdalene who had a deep commitment and lifelong journey following in Jesus' path.