What is Values education in our life?
Values has been part of the higher education curriculum as it helps the students to be more disciplined and enhanced their social thoughts and well-being. But students nowadays get bored with this subject/course. Bottom-line? Either no one will pass their midterm paper or 50% of the class just copied and pasted their works, just having the thought that they’ve submitted something to their professor. Trust me it really happens. We really don’t see what values education can do for us. Don’t we? Do we even know what values education mean and how does it affects our life? Yes. Our life, not just our grade but it also affects us as a student. So why students get bored with this subject? Is there something wrong with the subject/curriculum of the school? or it is with the professor? or maybe there is something wrong with us? Let see and wrap things up. I just want to elucidate what is really meant by Values Education (VE). More specifically it hopes to shed light on the significance and contributions of Values Education to the solution of behavior, discipline and interpersonal relationship problems that can present by the students in their schools. This moves from a panoramic view to a more intensive focus (not unlike we might obtain by looking through our camera focus) on values education in the area of socio-personal development. Values are core traits and qualities that represent an individual’s beliefs and guiding principles, which form the foundation of who we are. Values of people in society differ from one another due to the culture, upbringing, religious beliefs and many other experiences that shape each and every human being. Primarily, values are fundamentally taught at a young age, these values are predominantly learnt from family and friends, the community and through education. Therefore, schools and teachers have the opportunity to input into children positive and worthwhile values, to help build and strengthen personal and social skills and responsibilities. Values can be looked upon and read in many different ways and can interpret many different meanings to an individual. This then can be seen as a global issue towards the teaching and learning styles of each teacher.
Values Education is a complex and controversial area. So what?
So was it really difficult to study values education and students get bored in this subject? First thing matter; what exactly is Values Education in people’s everyday life? I remember an incident way back June 2010 during my interview for the position of a customer service representative of West Contact Service Corporation (the worlds provider of outsourced contact solutions and voice related services) He gave me a scenario that for example one day I’ve encounter a unreasonable client what will I do? And how will I handle pressure? And then I answered “I’ll do my best to control my temper always think that customer is always right and you gotta do whatever thing that will satisfy them without annoying them.” Then he gave me a chance to ask him a question, I asked him “If your main responsibility in this company is to promote values towards company’s customers/ clients, how do your people define it? What does the foundation perceived values to be?” And there’s an awkward silence. He just said, “You’re hired come back tomorrow and we’ll discuss it and I’ll show you how I handle my people.” Funny right? Did you get the story? People really don’t know what “values” are meant to be; they stop and think really hard what kind of values they should possess. Either values inside your house, values inside the classroom, values inside a restaurant and of course values inside your workplace. The thing here is, Values start with our family, then in our school and then in our environment. So what does VE really means? Value Education is an activity during which people are assisted by appropriately qualified adults, in schools,...
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