Teachers can go a long way towards mitigating interpersonal conflicts in early childhood education. Indeed, it is vitally important that they do so. Creating an environment of learning rather than judgment is of extreme importance in the classroom. An educator with various cultures in his or her class for example can ask students to give a presentation of their specific culture. After each presentation, there can be a question and answer session, during which children are allowed to learn about the various cultures in the classroom.
It should also be recognized that the four basic systems of interaction also interact with each other and that they can be used in concomitance to create for each child a learning environment that is suitable for the specific child. In this, the group work dynamic is important, where the microsystem is complimented not only by the macrosystem, but also by the mesosystem and the exosystem. In group work, the mesosystem refers to the interaction of a wide variety of students in one classroom, each with his or her own microsystem and way of believing and doing things.
The exosystem could refer to the other groups in the classroom, each with its influences on the creative work of the children.
In conclusion, the way in which the childs environments interact can be used to optimize the education process. However, it is important firstly that the teacher become aware of the specific manifestation of systems in his or her classroom. Such an awareness is an important tool to help children and their parents reach their full potential. In this way, the educator also fulfills his or her role to an optimal level.
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