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Ch 7: Environmental Factors on Learning

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In this chapter, take a look at the ways environmental factors can impact a student's learning. Take our self-assessment quizzes along the way to see how well you're grasping the information.

Environmental Factors on Learning - Chapter Summary

In an ideal world, the teacher and curriculum would be the only classroom influences on a child's learning. In reality, there are many factors outside the classroom that impact a child's ability to learn. In this chapter, you'll review some of these outside influences, such as:

  • Cultural differences in schooling theory
  • Social inequality
  • Socialization, cultural innovation, integration and more
  • Community-based learning
  • Tracking and ability grouping
  • Culture and culture shock

The lessons in this chapter have been developed by professionals to provide you with methods for easily comprehending and retaining the information. Most lessons contain a short, engaging video to illustrate the material. The video's transcript is included for text-based learning. You can take a self-assessment quiz at the end of each lesson to apply what you've learned.

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: Environmental Factors on Learning
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Schooling: Cultural Differences in Schooling Theory

1. Schooling: Cultural Differences in Schooling Theory

The value of education and access to it is different across cultures. In this lesson, we discuss some of the differences in schooling between lower-income and higher-income nations. We also discuss the education system and cultural values of several countries.

Impact & Role of Education on Social Inequality

2. Impact & Role of Education on Social Inequality

Schools are sometimes described as sorting machines that categorize students based on skills and interests. This process can perpetuate inequalities. This lesson explores the impact and role of education on social inequality.

Functions of School: Socialization, Cultural Innovation, Integration & Latent Functions

3. Functions of School: Socialization, Cultural Innovation, Integration & Latent Functions

Schools serve a number of functions in our society beyond just transmitting academic knowledge and skills. In this lesson, we differentiate between manifest and latent functions of schools and discuss examples of each.

Community-Based Learning: Definition & Examples

4. Community-Based Learning: Definition & Examples

Community-based learning brings together the community with academic learning through various types of instructional strategies. This lesson will describe types of community-based learning, provide examples, and discusses the benefits of its use.

School Controversies: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and Tracking

5. School Controversies: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and Tracking

In this lesson, we define self-fulfilling prophecies and tracking, two controversial elements of education today. We will also discuss the educational advantages and disadvantages of each element.

Ability Grouping and Tracking in Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages

6. Ability Grouping and Tracking in Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages

In this lesson we will discuss within class grouping and between class grouping. In addition, we will review the pros and cons of between class grouping, also known as tracking.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

7. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.

The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

8. The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

In this lesson we will explore the effect of culture on the socialization of children. We will also seek to understand the impact that culture has on their educational experiences.

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