The purpose of this research paper is to analyze on practical examination and observation the behavioural patterns of children in a situation, which is unusual for them, and find a parallel with the adult action lines in the same circumstances. Situations will be simulated, but intend to repeat and reflect real life examples.
The writer believes that children are much more adaptable to new situations, due to little personal experience and tend to be more open for learning and absorbing the new knowledge. In this study we have set the scale of the survey limited by New York. It was decided to observe the behaviour of 200 children (eight to thirteen years old) from various regions of the city. In order to answer the primary research questions, the following situation analysis was performed by the research group:
- Children were put in groups of five, where one of the kids could not speak the language of the others.
- Group of three children was given a simple toy that they used to play on a daily basis with the modification of particular functions.
- Groups of ten children were examined and observed during the classes of history and literature.
The same experiment was repeated with the group of adults with average age between 27 and 37 years old. Additionally, each of the adults was requested to fill in the form that provided the research group information on their educational and cultural background.
After basic evaluation of the results and analysis of individual trends in children behaviour, the research group made cross analysis, that helped to determine the main drivers in children behaviour, which allow them to learn and adapt to various situations more effectively than adult people.