Volume (6)


Volume (6), Issue (1), April – 2017

Abstract:
The institution of incapacitation is perceived in the context of the assurance of legal support for people who, due to the condition of their health and to other circumstances, require such support. Pursuant to Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: States Parties reaffirm that persons with disabilities have the right to recognition everywhere as persons before the law (Section 1) and they enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis with others in all aspects of life (Section 2). In this article, I present selected premises of incapacitation as protection of the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities according to the provisions of the Convention and the extent of their exercise in Poland. I reveal that the shape of the institution of incapacitation in Poland remains in contradiction with assumptions of Article 12 of the Convention. I discuss the criteria and the scope of limitations of a total and partial incapacitation. I present an interpretative declaration concerning Article 12 of the Convention made upon ratification. In view of the critical remarks made by the circles supporting persons with intellectual disabilities, the formula applied rarely represents a form of protection adjusted to the needs of such person, whereas it frequently deprives them of their dignity and legal possibilities of deciding autonomously about themselves adequate to their level of development

Keywords:

total incapacitation, partial incapacitation, intellectual disabilities, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Volume (6), Issue (2), September – 2017

Abstract:
Lifelong learning is mostly analysed as political and educational concept. However it is worth to look at it through different lenses, namely, the cultural ones. After short description of natural basis to learning in life span, especially neuroplasticity of the brain, cultural dimensions of the process are discussed. The author took anthropologist point of view first, to see the concept as a whole – separate culture (values, language, symbols, rites of passage).
Then, humanistic and neoliberal discourse (commonly called paradigm shift) of lifelong learning is shown as some kind of sub-cultures, where issues of values, human position in both stances. Strong and multidimensional relations between culture and lifelong learning are underlined. In the end an attempt to answer a question – “what varieties of lifelong learning culture can we speak about?” is taken.

Keywords:

lifelong learning, nature, neuroplasticity, culture, humanistic/neoliberal discourse


Volume (6), Issue (3), December – 2017

Abstract:
The article discusses the importance of interactive media in the teaching – learning process in the light of selected educational theories and research. The potential of social media to initiate and develop interactive learning communities was also demonstrated. Attention was drawn to the need for an appropriately prepared teacher, ready to creatively initiate educational situations involving interactive media and supporting student activities..

Keywords:

education, interaction, interactivity, information skills, social media