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Pages: 1609-1613
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain


P. Petrykowski

Nicolas Copernicus University (POLAND)
This presentation is an description of the results of my research and a report form my kind of didactic and educational experience my “work” with students of the university (Torun) and high school (Olsztyn) in Poland. Human live is a kind of translocation in the social space, where an important co-ordinate is time. Human live we can also divide for smaller parts – micro spaces, which sometime we can call them - phases of human development. When we will have a look deeply we can divided them also for again smaller parts - micro phases. In case of individual live the micro phases composes functional integrated system – phases, which constitute an functional integrated system – human live. Each of us passed the micro phases and phases on several interrelated levels – biological, intellectual, social, transcendental, emotional etc. Between each micro phases and phase we can detect more or less expressed borders – gates, or meta gates. The meta gates between phases are better visible. Young man does not have a well constructed and integrated “ego”, but at the same moment he has consciousness of problems which are before him. In adolescent formation of identity meet a special crisis concerned sense that “I am not, whom I should be, I will be, I was”.One of the characteristic signs of this phase is, important for this notes, eradication. “Old” kinds of inveteracy are not enough useful and young man has to find a new inveteracy in social world, social space. He/she is not a child, but still not an adult. He/she search an identity, and one of the way in the process of inveteracy is style of life.For these reasons the society is “organizing” a special space – moratorium, where and when young people can find a possibility to formulate their own, individual identity and connections with cultural identity. One of the kind of moratorium is education. Our generation could pass the borders, meta gates well designated. Changing the modern society we have mixed all of the micro phases’ ways with the meta gates, and destroyed most of the designates of the phases’ meta gates. A lot of examples can give the strong arguments for thesis, that most of the young people are loosing a consciousness of passing the meta gates, borders between the phases – adolescence and adult. On the other hand they live in the well complicated world, made by adults. We – adults loose control of some cultural extensions (computers, technology etc). So we have problems to understand this world, and we can not understand the world of adolescent people. For this reason we can’t not give the answers for many questions, but also we can not to be a guide or partner. On this “theoretical” background in period 2007-2010 I have realized a project which I have called From “to have” myself and others to “to be” for myself and others. The results of this will be used in a new project.
author = {Petrykowski, P.},
title = {TO HAVE OR TO BE},
series = {5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2011 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-614-7423-3},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2011},
year = {2011},
pages = {1609-1613}}
AU - P. Petrykowski
SN - 978-84-614-7423-3/2340-1079
PY - 2011
Y1 - 7-9 March, 2011
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2011 Proceedings
SP - 1609
EP - 1613
ER -
P. Petrykowski (2011) TO HAVE OR TO BE, INTED2011 Proceedings, pp. 1609-1613.