Symbolic interactionist studies of education examine social interaction in the classroom, on the playground, and in other school venues. These studies help us understand what happens in the schools themselves, but they also help us understand how what occurs in school is relevant for the larger society.... read more ›
In the context of education, interactionists focus on the interactions between pupils and between pupils and teachers, looking at concepts such as labelling at the processes and relationships that happen within schools.... view details ›
Symbolic interactionism is a micro-level theoretical framework and perspective in sociology that addresses how society is created and maintained through repeated interactions among individuals.... see details ›
Symbolic interactionism views education as one way that labeling theory can be seen in action. A symbolic interactionist might say that this labeling has a direct correlation to those who are in power and those who are labeled.... see more ›
The three principles of symbolic interactionism are, meaning, thinking, and language.... read more ›
Symbolic interactionism plays a big role in family and relationships. Your understanding of a word or event changes based on interactions with it. For example, if you have a great relationship with your wife, the word wife will be positive.... continue reading ›
This is where the subjectivity of symbolic interactionism comes in. For example, the word "wife" can mean different things to different people. If a husband and wife have different ideas of what this word actually means, their marriage may be full of conflict.... read more ›
Symbolic interaction theory analyzes society by addressing the subjective meanings that people impose on objects, events, and behaviors. Subjective meanings are given primacy because it is believed that people behave based on what they believe and not just on what is objectively true.... continue reading ›
The functionalist theory of education is a significant perspective in the sociology of education. Some scholars use functionalist theory to explain the role of education in society.... see details ›
According to this theory, people live both in the natural and the symbolic environment. Symbolic interaction is a process that is enlivened the reciprocal meaning and values by aid of the symbols in the mind. Meanings constitute of reciprocal interaction between persons. Objects don't have meaning on their own.... see details ›
Symbolic interactionism is an approach used to analyze human interactions by focusing on the meanings that individuals assign to things in the world around them, including words and objects.... read more ›
Research guided by the symbolic interactionist perspective suggests that teachers' expectations may influence how much their students learn. When teachers expect little of their students, their students tend to learn less.... read more ›
Social interaction plays an important role in learning. Interacting with other people has proven to be quite effective in assisting the learner to organize their thoughts, reflect on their understanding, and find gaps in their reasoning.... read more ›
Functionalists claim that schools sort based upon merit; conflict theorists argue that schools sort along distinct class and ethnic lines. According to conflict theorists, schools train those in the working classes to accept their position as a lower‐class member of society.... read more ›
The functionalist theory of education focuses on how education serves the needs of society through development of skills, encouraging social cohesion and sorting of students. According to functionalists, the role of schools is to prepare students for participation in the institutions of society.... continue reading ›
The advantage of symbolic interaction is that in contrast to other social theories it does not pose a theory of 1 society but, rather, focuses on individual acts and what goes on between people. This limited world view is why it will be useful to practitioners.... read more ›
Implications of the Symbolic Interactionist Perspective For the Study of Environmentally-Responsible Consumption. ABSTRACT - Consumers can exhibit environmental responsibility by acquiring and using certain products, neglecting to acquire and use certain products, and conscientiously disposing of all products.... view details ›
- Flags and Nationalism. Flags have for ages been symbolic of the collective values of a society. ...
- Learned Gender Roles. ...
- Learned Religious 'Truths' ...
- Emojis. ...
- Memes. ...
- Racism and Language. ...
- The Looking Glass Self. ...
- Internalized Stigma.