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Spatialisation of Education

Migrating Languages – Cultural Encounters – Technological Turn


Tomasz Stepien, Annette Deschner, Mojca Kompara and Adriana Merta-Staszczak

In a knowledge-based society education and technologies appear as the decisive driving-forces of the development, and one of the most important challenges is the adaptation process of education adequately to the present societal and cultural changes. The following considerations extrapolate a multidisciplinary approach to the present conditions and circumstances of education, and are especially focusing on concerns such as the significance of technological development and the moral agency of technologies in the field of education, the questions concerning methods of languages and competences acquisition basing on the CLIL and e-learning methods, and finally the characteristic of engineers’ education orientated on the interdisciplinary concept of the converging technologies.


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PART I: Education and Culture. A Theoretical Approach


PART I Education and Culture. A Theoretical Approach From Linguistic to Iconic Turn in the Humanities and its Educational Impacts. An Overview Tomasz Stepien Wroclaw University of Technology Introduction One of the most important fields characterised by the phenomenon of spatialisation is the European network of high-education which encircles also research and science activities, public and private sectors, universities and industry on the regional, national and European level. The dynamic development of this network results from the meanwhile constituted European Research Area. At the same time the process of spatialisation of high-education and research networks in Europe express also the specificity of the occidental culture, and results from understanding and realisation the education herself. But the background of the present development of education and research policies on the European level is a sequence of turns inside the humanities in the last few decades from the one, and from the other side an another phenomenon constitutes the process of spatialisation, i.e. the dissemination of the transcultural and transdisciplinary orientation concerning learning and teaching reality. The various turns as the principal paradigm and motif of the contemporary science and research presuppose the transdisciplinary orientation and perspective concerning the interpretation and analysis of the changes inside the cultures, civilizations and societies, changes, which are generated and supported by the new information and communication technologies. The new culture of communication and interaction in social life and inside the learning/teaching reality is expressed by the three main turns on which the intellectual discourse in the...

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