One purpose of this paper is to address theories of attitude formation through affect emotioncognition informationand behavior. A second purpose of this paper is to discuss what functions or benefits attitudes serve individuals.
Share via Email Blending contemporary and classic styles: English teacher Sally Law wants her students to learn a broad range of texts. From our reading, we can begin to understand what it must have been like to live in a particular time, under certain conditions, in different parts of the world.
But the best bit is that we can do all this while honing those oh-so-necessary and desired critical-thinking skills. Well, to the staffroom and the discussion forums at least. Are they even called cream crackers these days? At a time when the common aim of those in education, certainly the majority of us, is to prepare pupils for a world that evolves at the speed of fibre-optics, the role of literature and its importance in equipping our pupils for the future has never been more apt.
From the linguistic perspective, studying classic literature from the Western canon Shakespeare, Dickens, Orwell and so on affords students of English the opportunity to understand, analyse and evaluate language quite different from their own. Structures, trends in punctuation and in the way we speak have evolved through the ages and being aware of these developments really helps us to understand better, language in its current context.
One of the challenges teachers face is the need to edge learners beyond their comfort zones but in doing so, we challenge their thinking and we bolster their confidence to become even more skilled in the use of their own language.
There are more benefits to the study of literature.
Understanding a story through the experiences of a character enables us to feel what it could have been like and helps us consider the impact of events, significant or otherwise, on ordinary people.
Understanding the past does, we hope, prevent us from repeating the mistakes of our predecessors but, more than that, it helps us appreciate how attitudes have changed over time.
This, in turn, promotes a deeper understanding of why we are who we are today.
While we must safeguard the teaching of classic literature or risk depriving our young people of the wealth of knowledge, enjoyment and sense of heritage and history to be gained from our classics, we should also be open to the idea that more contemporary texts, of varying titles and formats, have a justifiable place in the curriculum too.
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Experiment 3 reveals that forward conditioning of attitudes is superior to backward conditioning. Experiment 4 extends the findings from the first three experiments and serves to counter some of their potential methodological problems. The researchers investigated the long-term effects of classically conditioned attitudes toward a brand.
In two experiments, subjects were exposed to classical conditioning procedures in which favorable images were paired with a fictitious brand of mouthwash. The classic, tripartite view offered by Rosenberg and Hovland is that an attitude contains cognitive, affective, and behavioral components.
Empirical research, however, fails to support clear distinctions between thoughts, emotions, and behavioral intentions associated with a particular attitude. Attitudes and Views of Classical Authors Through the Eyes of Leonardo Bruni and Francis Petrarch Essays: Over , Attitudes and Views of Classical Authors Through.
There was a further implication concerning the early development of attitudes, and the authors feel it is possible that the classical conditioning paradigm could make a significant contribution in the early development of attitudes of children.