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Ethics in Education

Deeksha   |  28-Dec-2018

By Deeksha

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Education is a fundamental process of human life and ethics has an important role in every individual’s life. The high school years shape up an individual and thus are the right time to inculcate good habits and values in children. Introducing ethics in education during these years has a very important and effective role on every child.

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Ethics are set standards that make an individual recognise and categorise the rights and wrongs they come across. Ethics such as integrity, honesty and discipline take children a long way and help them be better individuals. These ethics influence a child’s behaviour and outlook in daily life. If children are not taught such ethics at an early stage, they will find it difficult to regulate life or act responsibly.

Over the years, several institutions have designed various courses to incorporate in the curriculum to enable children understand ethics and follow them.

Ethics are applicable on both the educators and children. While it's the educator's responsibility to make children mindful about these morals, the school frequently takes it upon them to acquaint teachers with the morals that are relevant to their profession.

Teachers play a major role in a child’s life. Apart from imparting knowledge, teachers also develop a child’s personality and help in the overall development of a child. Teachers often play the role of a mentor; thereby have the power to influence children’s personalities.

Ethics in schools teaches children to see alternate points of view, to respect them and oppose them in an amicable way. Also, children are taught to accept that there are numerous pointof views which may or may not differ from their own. Children will acquire academic integrity and self-discipline which will help them lead a successful and fulfilling life both professionally and personally.

Children should be taught to be grounded and humble always irrespective of their success. Teaching ethics not only makes children responsible but also gives them a global outlook on different cultures and heritage. These give children a certain sense of calm and compose which enables them to maintain symbiotic relationship with people.

With the accessibility of electronic media, institutions must create varying media dependent on film clippings and TV material showing honesty, integrity, sympathy and altruism. Also, short movies on genuine precedents from lives of incredible identities like Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Baba Amte will have a lot more prominent effect on youngsters rather than listening to lectures on ethical quality. Schools can arrange to take children to homes for disabled children and old age homes to develop values such as sympathy and generosity. Furthermore, community service and other activities which encourage children to give back to the society and teach gratitude must be incorporated.

 

Another part of character building is the child’s environment at home. The most essential school for character building is a child’s home. This is the place children watch the conduct of their folks and kin, which impacts their own personal habits and behaviour. Values and morals formed during adolescence are hard to change and leave a lasting impression in children.


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