Blog for SWK 5233

Month: October 2016

BP 9

Two part Blog Post:

Referring to the peer review process for student websites, please state three changes you would recommend for your peer’s website and justify reasons for those changes.

Brittney took the extra step to personalize her blog and added an “about” section. It could be beneficial for to Brittney to elaborate more in  her “About” section should a potential employer view her blog.

A explanation of the blog and its initial purpose would also be helpful to someone not familiar with the class.

It could also be beneficial to add other Brittney has done during college to provide other examples of her writing abilities.

Citing the text for specific supportive evidence, name one positive aspect and one negative aspect that influenced your adolescent development.

The text discusses the importance of peer and parental relationships in adolescent development.   I have always had a very close relationship with my father. He was very responsive to my emotional needs while growing up and was a living example of excellent morals.   However, I received conflicting messages from my mother who was often more dismissive and permissive.  It was much easier to make poor decisions with some of the friends I hung out with in high school because it was considered the norm.


Reflecting on our mid-term class self-assessment and mutual problem solving exercise, name at least one thing that YOU will do for the rest of the semester in this course to contribute to you personal learning experience AND at least one thing that you will contribute to the collaborative learning experience.

I will consciously work to be more aware of time constraints and set more than adequate time aside for weekly readings and papers.  I will be more mindful of what I am doing in class and try to remain focused so as not to distract others.

BP 7

Reflecting on specific gender messages in your culture, clearly name 2 messages that are restrictive and 2 that inspire inclusivity.

Cite at least one supporting example from the text as evidence for your ideas.

The two major gender restrictive messages in my culture are boys are better than girls at math. The text cites studies where this is not necessarily the case and has changed over time but that change is mainly attributed to more progressive cultural perceptions. As society become more inclusive then there are an equal number of male and female top performers in math (p.293).   Generally gender stereotypes are restrictive messages which children are aware of and influence the development of their gender identifies. Children’s gender development is based on their personal understanding of their own gender, the examples they see around them and environmental influence, like outside pressure to conform in a certain way. Inclusive thinking and less gender specific stereotyping can lead to more gender neutral identities.

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