cultural transformation

  • Multi-competent pupils – a challenge for teachers at the time of global cultural transformation

    Author: Agata Popławska
    Institution: University of Pedagogy in Bialystok
    Author: Tatiana Aniskevich
    Institution: Pushkin Brest State University
    Year of publication: 2017
    Source: Show
    Pages: 100-115
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/IFforE2017.07
    PDF: iffe/10/iffe1007.pdf

    The purpose of the study was to characterise pupils’ profiles as well as the initiatives undertaken by teachers in order to comply with the dynamically changing world. The first part of the paper presents selected contexts of global cultural transformation. The second part focuses on the characteristics of pupils’ multiple competencies with an aim to identify and reorganize their cognitive axiological, social and emotional competences. The last part points to and analyses developmental potential of pupils’ multiple competences in properly arranged and implemented educational processes. In order to meet the challenges, teachers should make use not only of pupils’ potential, but also of their own resources.

  • Cultural Security in Shaping the Generation of Civilizational Advancement Within the Universalization of Cultural Transformations. Based on Research Conducted in Samoa

    Published online: 17 December 2021
    Final submission: 28 November 2021
    Printed issue: 2021
    Author: Mirosława Jaworowska
    E-mail: miroslawajaw@gmail.com
    Institution: Main School of Fire Service
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3870-9336
    Source: Show
    Page no: 13
    Pages: 161-173
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy202156
    PDF: ppsy/50/ppsy202156.pdf

    The Author has demonstrated that Samoan youth is not indifferent to cultural universals, despite attempting to co-create them in the course of a multi-cultural dialogue and globalization processes. The study was founded on research results conducted through local observations and a questionnaire distributed among students of the Faculty of Education at the National University of Samoa in Apia. The research aimed to learn about the opinions, aspirations, attitudes, and value systems of Samoan students as they represent the educated elite of the 21st-century generation. The interviewed approve of contemporary civilizational novelties, as long as those do not harm the traditional culture. The socialization process in the Samoan youth has been occurring on a borderland between upbringing, traditional family-tribal, and the modern state-citizen education in schools and social life. Family and traditional customs are still vivid despite being more open to contemporary civilization and state developments. Although cautious towards novelties that might threaten the Samoan culture, these attitudes may be assessed as a reformatory. Based on the results obtained in Samoa, it is justifiable to state that the process of cultural transformation universalization has been occurring there in many areas of reality.

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