The Effect Of Socialisation On Children 's Learning And Development

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Socialisation is a lifelong process where children and adults acquire the knowledge and social expectations of how to interact with others in diverse situations and environments (Berns, 2013). Although socialisation is an ongoing process the most significant foundations of socialisation occur in childhood where children learn and develop their knowledge, language, form relationships and continually enhance their social skills to be assimilated into the society in which they reside (Berns, 2013; Grusec, 2011). Therefore, socialisation plays a vital role in children’s learning and development as the socialisation process aims to establish a self-concept, self-regulation, empower achievements, teach appropriate social roles and implement developmental skills to ensure that children are valuable members of their community (Berns, 2013). A self-concept provides individuals with the awareness that they are separate from others transpiring through social interactions. Thus, allowing children to distinguish themselves as they develop their unique identity and foster their self-esteem with the knowledge that they have an impact on others and the environment (Berns, 2013). In addition to developing a self-concept, it is essential that children are able to self-regulate their behaviour and emotions to appropriately respond to adverse situations in a socially acceptable manner (Florez, 2011). Florez (2011) and Kearns (2010) agree that self-regulation is a complex process that is…

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