THE VALUE OF FORMAL EDUCATION IN THE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS
Keywords:personal development, primary school, formal education, development
Education has a decisive role on the personal development of the individual. It is especially important that from an early age the individual should have an effective education that will reflect on his entire life. Along with education, the internal and external factors that condition the development of the individual also play an important role. Internal factors are heredity and psychosocial and biological influences and the main external factor is the environment. A relationship of interdependence and mutual and continuous correlation is established between the internal and external factors of development. Each factor helps and determines the formation and development of the other in order to achieve the goals of education. The school offers the student the framework for development, training, socialization starting from the knowledge of the individual and age peculiarities specific to each stage of development, by designing a strategy and by carrying out a rigorous didactic approach, based on a program, planning, educational resources, methods. and didactic strategies aimed at achieving the objectives and the proposed goal. The present article shows the results of a brief research on the personal development of pupils and some elements of personality through instructive-educational activities within the frame of the formal education. The main instrument used was the questionnaire, applied to a number 73 4th grade pupils from a class from Arad County. The questions relate to the experiences of pupils in formal education and especially to the way in which they perceive the changes, events, learning and socialization that take place in these years and the way all these connect to the development of their personality through education.