Self-awareness and Social Change in Higher Education

Dr. Pietro Savo

The problem is modern day educators were trained by not so modern thinking professors whose perception of student learning was to learn the professor’s way, regardless if the learning resulted in any students’ perceived value at all.

A study published in the World Journal of Education; this research examines the progress of self-awareness in students as they struggle to adapt themselves to their current environment. What I found interesting is this study is much like a spider’s domain, instead of a silky web; the patterns described more as theoretical connections between a student and his or her academic struggles. The patterns represent the student’s theoretical background, an interconnected web of method for study, results, discussions, society, family, culture, religion, language, economic status, work experience, academia, faculty relationships, peer relationships, and how student’s perceive themselves. This seems complex, but it is not because the interaction occurs 360 degrees seamlessly during a student academic journey. Academic institutions that can appreciate, reflect, and develop the education systems around this understanding have the potential to increase enrolment, retention, and graduation, by contributing to student’s positive entry into society…

This study exposed that societal settings are particularly significant to the modern-day  college or university student. An appreciative acceptance of the student’s individualities of social, cultural and environment classifications may contribute meaningfully to the understanding of common problems faced by academics in education inside or outside the field. This new established understanding of social awareness is closely linked to the other elements of society; there are no natural boundaries, learning will naturally evolve when permitted.

By encouraging students the ability of becoming self-aware, these modern-day students are able to function better in their community and to continue inspiring higher-education improvement, as they take on the role as the new contemporary educator.

Sources

Ghafar, M. N. A., & New, K. H. (2012). Self-awareness and social change in higher education. World Journal of Education, 2(1), 25+. 

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About Dr. Pietro Savo

Dr. Pietro (Pete) Savo is a Principal Consultant with over 28 years of diverse experience in Business Strategy Improvement (BSI), Leadership Development, Operations, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Systems, Material Management, Supply Chain, Union Shop and consulting environments. Pietro created the term Manufacturing Research Practitioner ™ as the foundation for his Doctoral thesis dedicated to improving the United States Manufacturing Industry.  Dr. Savo has lectured at, Boeing Aircraft, Lockheed Martin, Rolls Royce, Northup Grumman, Raytheon and United Technologies on various subjects such as Lean Thinking, Leadership, Team Building, Quality Systems ISO Registrar Selection and Root Cause Analysis. Taught Root Cause Analysis for American Society for Quality (ASQ). Customized Training Specialties Leadership & Culture & Conflict Resolution Made Simple Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Problem Solving & Mistake-Proof It! Lean Manufacturing & The 6S's: Workplace Organization Evolving Quality Systems ISO 9001:2000/AS 9100:2000 Industry Evolution Building Business with the United States Government and Prime Contractors New Project Bidding Team Improvement Training “Know Your Front End” Published: Root Cause Analysis System for Problem Solving and Problem Avoidance Published: PERFECTION - 10 Secrets to Successful Lean Manufacturing Implementation. United States Navy Veteran View all posts by Dr. Pietro Savo

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