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ERIC Number: ED445948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 7
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A Personal Vision of a Good Social Studies Student.
Otieno, Tabitha N.
A good student in a social studies classroom is one who thinks seriously about his/her work and seeks to find the reason behind the understanding of certain tasks. The student should aim at developing a wide range of skills to enable him/her to participate in discussions and make competent decisions. Educational programs should present various subjects and adopt an interdisciplinary approach to learning. The decisions that the student makes in society later in life will be complex and require different approaches. A good student should accept responsibility to participate fully in the school community and take part in activities that promote the welfare of others. A good student in a social studies classroom should be open-minded, inquisitive, creative, and respectful. The student should be able to challenge practices that contradict the principles of democracy. In the school community, the student should be able to develop interests in extracurricular activities that will foster the sense of cooperation. The student will then be developed mentally, physically, and socially, which is the ultimate goal of education. (Contains 3 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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