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Pages: 3550-3554
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain


P. Petrykowski

Nicolaus Copernicus University (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. They are very well described in science. My notes contains a few new points in the view of human live and development. When we will have a look deeply in these micro spaces we can divided them also for 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”. This crisis is a problem in search answer for question “who I am now”.One of the characteristic signs of this phase important for this notes is 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 adolescent people can find a possibility to formulate their own, individual identity and connections with cultural identity. One of the kind of moratorium is education The adult members of society are expecting that young man, when he passed the period of moratorium, he will be ready to be an adult, responsible for his own life, family, society etc., will be ready to open the meta gates to new micro phases and phases. Because we – adults –are. But in our adults, our generation, experiences, we passed 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. My own research gave me the arguments that youth has the same world of values, but they do not have well précised designates. On the other hand they live in the well complicated world, made by adults. We – adults loosed control of some cultural extensions (computers, technology etc). So we have problems to understand this world, and we can’t understand the world of adolescent people. For this reason we can’t not only to give the answers for many questions, but also we can not to be a guide or partner. So the most important question is: what are the designates of the borders, what are the meta gates, in contemporary life for young people.If we will look at this problem also from global perspective – we can notice, that at the same time we deconstructed a lot of individual borders, individualized; we broken the borders of our social, safe “territorial” spaces and start build a behavioral sink.
author = {Petrykowski, P.},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-5563-5},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2012},
year = {2012},
pages = {3550-3554}}
AU - P. Petrykowski
SN - 978-84-615-5563-5/2340-1079
PY - 2012
Y1 - 5-7 March, 2012
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2012 Proceedings
SP - 3550
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ER -
P. Petrykowski (2012) EDUCATIONAL NOTES ABOUT FORMATION OF CULTURAL IDENTITY, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 3550-3554.