O istocie medialności młodego pokolenia

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Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM

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About the nature of the young generation mediality


A modern young person lives in a world of elefctronic media that is changing fast and is co-created by television. He or she is almost constantly connected to the Internet via computer, cellular phone, tablet, ipod, ipad etc. Media are basic means for playing, having fun, learning and working. New media, including social portals like Facebook, Nasza Klasa or Wikipedia totally change the func-tional environment of the young generation, so-called digital natives, and to a large extent shape their life style. The paper presents an analysis of the nature of the young generation mediality. Special attention was paid to the negative influence of watching television by children up to 3–4 years old and changes in the brain neuronal structure experienced by the internauts, including their educational consequences. A new learning concept, the connectivism, was presented in a critical way. It as-sumes that the knowledge is no more stored in human brain but in the Internet. The understanding by the net generation representatives of the two most important axiological categories connected with the Internet, i.e. freedom and responsibility, was also discussed. The young generation mediality is multi-dimensional and complicated. Its recognition is important for the correct realisation of educational tasks and also for the optimal shape of the educational model. The model must be adjusted to the expectations and possibilities of the digital natives for whom the global network is no more an external tool used sometimes but a place of everyday liv-ing. The nature of the young generation mediality is best characterised by a sentence from the “Net children manifest”: we do not use the network, we live in it and with it.





Neodidagmata nr 33/34, 2012, ss. 131-153




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Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Biblioteka Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego