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Regan’s views on elements
Regan’s views on challenges
According to Regan, Sinclair(2002:47) development education is an awareness effort among people of the world to share ideas, listen to each other , participate, draw from our experiences and view with an open mind human development issues, environmental issues and resource management issues which affect us all.
Regan et al(2002:44) also goes on to view development education as very complex. In his opinion development education has key elements which broken down are ; a)
Attitudes and values
Knowledge, ideas and understandings
Skills and capabilities
Behaviour, experiences and action
Regan’s take on the above named elements is that we need to be responsible as a society and our behaviour should reflect so. Our beliefs should be informed and serve the society in our area. On element b) scrutinising facts about information regarding the state of the world and why it is so are very important. The view that education plays a pivotal role in making development education succeed is echoed in this element. However the education is to be applied to everyone and an attitude of wanting to learn adopted. Understanding the link between the have and have not and our relationship with the world contribute immensely. We are to look at the world comprehensibly and not to assume that development issues don’t affect us irregardless of where we are in the world. Regan makes us focus on skills that we may need to be able to view the world informatively. He regards the ability to connect knowledge and understanding with action. On the last element Regan’s opinion is how we act, what we have...
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