Interdependence can be defined as any reciprocal relationship between entities, people, objects, or forms. When human beings or entities are mutually dependent on each other an interdependence is established. People are dependent on peers, families, sources of food, knowledge and community.
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Rationale for Teaching
Interdependent relationships exist within social families, communities, nations, and within objects. Becoming aware of our dependence on other people, objects we hold dear, and the interdependence of forms, such as in art, may invite new perspectives and insights into our human experience. According to the principle of Gestalt, the sum of the whole is greater than its parts. This implies that all bits and pieces of a process work together in unison in order to achieve a goal or a certain outcome. Interdependent relationships may have emotional, economic, ecologic or morally reliant responsibilities or outcomes. Although freedom and independence may be an ultimate goal of most people, in actuality, our human existence is so dependent on one another that there is very little that we can do without the interdependence of family, community or a global structure.
- Interdependent relationships are necessary in order to be fully human
- Global society rely on Interdependence
- Interdependence improves our human existence
- What does it mean to be interdependent and how do people function in an interdependent society?
- What is global interdependence and how does it function?
- In what ways does interdependence improve the human experience?