Apr 22, 2016
eLearning and Software for Education
Relativity in education has as main source the culture of the educating tutors. In this context culture is understood in a broader sense from using the language to traditions and daily habits. Firstly, it depends on the society, country which develops it and to which local specifics are added. A second important source of relativity is set by the cultural level of those who propose it an who decide about it. The teams where David Logan was member identified five cultural levels organized in "tribes" - groups smaller than 150 people. These have speech topics statements from "Life is sucks" - meaning a total lack of adaptation to "Life is great" - denoting full adaptation. Relativity overtaking imposed by the cultural specificity can be achieved if it is observed that all cultural products, including values, are in the end means, tools through which (individual or group) human needs can be satisfied. The conflicts mediation, disregarding their nature, succeeded by Marshall Rosenberg and relative to the human needs is a proof in this sense. The three fundamental needs are: the need of autonomy, the need of competence and the need of relatedness (SDT). Relating to these needs there can be identified the sense and the limits of each cultural product, including school disciplines. The capability of the person or of the group to satisfy the needs generates attitudes and preferences for a certain cultural level. The attitude is changing depending on the instruments the human has in order to handle a situation. The jump from a cultural level to another is accomplished by familiarization with the instruments that allow a better situation handling.This is how the second source of relativity is overtaken. The eLearning context can be created and integrated using this new approach, to be in touch with the basics of human real life.