publication . Article . 2016

The Ability to Recognize Other People’s Needs From the Point of View of Kindergarten Children

Meissner-Łozińska, Justyna;
Open Access Polish
  • Published: 30 Dec 2016 Journal: Elementary Education in Theory and Practice (issn: 2353-7787, eissn: 1896-2327, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
Abstract
The aim of this article is to answer the question of whether kindergarten children are able to recognize other people’s needs, a prerequisite for social behavior. Psychological and pedagogical literature vouch for that ability and state that teaching children to recognize other people’s needs is an important pedagogical task for both parents and the institution of the kindergarten. To verify that claim, a survey of 72 kindergarten children aged 5 and 6 was conducted and the diagnostic survey method employed included the exemlaficta test with 2 illustrated situational stories. The results of the survey confirmed the ability to recognize other people’s needs as on...
Subjects
free text keywords: Education, kindergarten; kindergarten education; social behavior; altruizm; ability, pedagogika, przedszkole; wychowanie przedszkolne; zachowania prospołeczne; altruizm; zdolność
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