Liepaja University (LATVIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2017 Proceedings
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 5761-5767
ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.1353
Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain
The goal of the publication is: through describing philosophical, psychological and pedagogical prerequisites of the personality responsibility formation, to emphasize the necessary changes in the community in order to revitalize the values of democracy. The authors of the article highlight and characterize the importance of individual responsibility and its urgency in the process of providing constructive social interaction. The article reveals exactly how an individual's willingness to take personal responsibility for their actions, means of actions and consequences affects the quality of life and ensures social security in a changing era of globalization.

Democracy provides wide range of opportunities to the individuals for self-realization in the process of achieving individual and collective goals. At the same time, the trend of the polarization in the society and economic puts numerous restrictions, which significantly affects and individualizes implementation and targeting of the specific goals. The challenges and contradictions of social interaction are reflected with a great impact in students as well as in the functioning of schools and learning process, thus affecting their performance. It is important to be aware that the educational and upbringing institutions are largely responsible for the qualitative moral and ethical position of the new generation as well as for the quality and productivity in the realization of the individual personal growth.

Pupils' values, civic responsibility, their individual consciousness and purposeful capacity are essential indicators for the development of civic society. Responsibility as a quality of an individual is also characterized with respecting of social norms, the fulfilling the obligations, taking responsibility for actions and the ability to face the challenges. The theoretical and empirical research questions have been analysed and updated in the article, raising productive discussion on essential aspects of the formation of youth responsibility.
Education, civic society, civic responsibility, pupils’, responsibility.