Topics in Civic EducationReputation: How to build a good reputation Factors that promote Cooperation Cooperation and Types of Cooperation Attributes and Benefits of Honesty Meaning and Types of Values in Civic Education Community service and its benefit Characteristics, Reasons, Effects and Solutions to Cultism Origin of Cultism in Nigeria Meaning, Causes, Consequences and Solutions to Illiteracy The Real Meaning of Honesty
Academic Questions in Civic Education
Which of the followings is NOT a correct definition for values in Civic Education?
The act of always telling the truth to others and oneself is best referred to as _____.
Which of the following is NOT a consequence of dishonesty?
The cooperation seen among the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) is best classified as _____.
Which of the following statement is incorrect concerning cooperation?
Cooperation is a vital value that is necessary for an increased output or productivity from any group or society. Individual, communities, states and the nation at large will find it difficult to develop if there is little or no cooperation among its people.
By definition, Cooperation is the process of coming together, working together and helping one another to achieve a common goal.
In this article, we will look at the various factors that promote or encourage cooperation among individuals, groups and the society at large. Below are some of these factors:
Every individual has a goal. (Think of a goal as an achievement; and we must work towards such achievement). Most times, we cannot make achievements alone; thus our cooperation with others is mandatory (important). Take for instance; a student who intends to become a medical doctor must be willing to cooperation with his teachers, lecturers, professors and other colleagues in school. Similarly, a boy who intends to be a great footballer must cooperate with his trainers, coaches and other team mates. One of the most successful business men on earth once quoted that:
Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning – Bill Gates.
Often times, people form groups in order to achieve a common goal. These groups could be non-governmental organizations (NGOs), pressure groups, academic groups and so on. Unity and cooperation are the vital requirements if these groups are to effectively achieve their goals; for instance, cooperation within the pressure groups can pressurize the government into making favorable policies towards their group.
Cooperation will not thrive when we fail to understand or accept the fact that all human beings have equal rights before the law. Discrimination, tribalism, racial abuse and nepotism are the greatest acts of abuse and must be completely condemned and penalized because they are all false signs that human beings are not equal. Within a country, equality before the law is paramount for the existence of cooperation among its people.
When the people begin to see, feel and understand that they have equal rights and are also equal before the law, cooperation will be highly encouraged and practiced among such people.
There is this saying that respect is reciprocal. It is quite difficult for a person who you don’t respect to genuinely cooperate with you. Regardless of age, we must respect one another; for instance, students are obliged to respect their teachers and the teachers must respect his or her students in return. Through respect, crimes and vices will be reduced in the society while cooperation is fostered among the people.
Reliability is earned through our previous activities and actions with others. No one likes to collaborate or cooperate with an unreliable person; because such a person could jeopardize the common goal of cooperation.
Think of reliability as a state whereby you can confidently depend on others. Similarly, you will be considered to be reliable when others confidently depend on you.
Reliability is quite similar to trustworthiness; and is one of the great qualities that enhance cooperation in the society.
As we all know, “no one is above mistake”. For cooperation to exist, we must accept the fact that anyone can make mistake. We must also understand that each person is entitled to his or her opinion.
The principle of tolerance states that the people in an organization, a community, a state and nation must work in unity and harmony by either accepting or objectively reviewing the views of one another.
The principle of “live and let’s live” must also be permitted if tolerance is to exist amongst the people. This very act will in turn bring about cooperation among such people.
You can only cooperation with someone when you know and understand the common goal. Through this, you get to understand your role towards such goal and can effectively work with the team towards achieving it.
Division of labor is a form of cooperation and unity since each department work towards achieving a common goal, although through their specialized field.
Our ability to reason with one another will determine our level of cooperation. We must always accept the fact that each person is entitled to his or her opinion, views or feelings. Understanding brings about unity and unity results into cooperation. Cooperation will therefore get the job done through understanding among the people.
You may have read about the story of a certain people who attempted to build a tower reaching up to the heavens through cooperation. According to this story, these sets of people spoke a common language and were really progressing in their mission until their languages became struck (they could no longer understand themselves). This loss of understanding (through languages) was the singular act that prevented the people from achieving their goal.
Without unity, there can be no cooperation. Cooperation requires that the people must live in unity and harmony while working together as a team.
Note: A bunch of broom must first be united before they can be effectively used for sweeping.
Alfred Ajibola is a Medical Biochemist, a passionate Academician with over 7 years of experience, a Versatile Writer, a Web Developer, a Cisco Certified Network Associate and a Cisco CyberOps Associate.
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Amazing facts in Civic Education
NOTABLE POINTS IN Civic Education
Cooperation can be defined as the process of coming together, working together and helping one another to achieve a common goal
According to A.W Green
Cooperation is the continuous and common endeavor of two or more persons to perform a task or to reach a goal that is commonly cherished
According to F.E Merrill
Cooperation is a form of social interaction wherein two or more persons work together to gain a common end.
There is this saying from the chairman of Microsoft and it goes thus:
Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning - Bill Gates
TYPES OF COOPERATION:
1. Direct Cooperation
2. indirect Cooperation
3. Social Cooperation
4. Religious Cooperation
5. Financial Cooperation
6. Community Cooperation
7. Occupational Cooperation