ERG SES C 01, Interactive Poster Session C 01
The University occupies a very important place in a city, because it is the center of promoting learning and development individuals, which will in future contribute to the development of various fields of social life. Universities in Western Europe evolved from the twelfth century, an appeared to contribute to the development of the cities and the regions.
Education at the university has a significant impact on the development of young people. This effect takes place on two levels: the overt and covert. Usually a hidden curriculum in opposition to the program, that is, the formal aspects and purposes of education occurs. Hidden curriculum of the university is expressed in everything the student experience and what he or she learns by acting within the university. For this reason it is essential to diagnose the symptoms of the hidden curriculum of the university. Because of the multidimensional impact of hidden curriculum, we decided to focus only on its spatial dimension. Within its area which R. Meighan we distinguished to architectural space (class, multi-functional space, administrative and sorrounding of the university) and the communication space (corridors). Their appearance and manner of the location have a particular impact on the perception of the university as a place liked or disliked, and as a symbol of liberation or oppression. Space determines our behavior and affects the emotions, so it is worthwhile to look at it a bit closer.
The theoretical framework was the critical theory and more specifically the concept of rituals of resistance by Peter McLaren. The repertoire of resistance of students (German and Polish) was a very important aspect of the study. The main problem of our research came down to the question: How does the hidden curriculum in the space of the universities affects the behavior of students?
In order to diagnose the problem, we used the method of ethnography. Within this technique we used: observation, interview and photographs analizys. Using this last technique allowed us to precisely determine the locations and liked by the students disliked.
The study was conducted in the the universities in Poland and Germany. Their goal was to diagnose the cultural differences in the behavior of resistance, which were caused by impacts of space hidden curriculum of the university. Studies have shown that students from both countries have indicated a very similar place in the university area, which they like and those they do not like. It should be noted, however, that the German students exhibit a richer repertoire of rituals of resistance, than the Polish students. Rituals often exercised by the Germans also are active. However, Polish students often express their passive resistance through rituals. It is also worth mentioning that gender is a differentiating variable in this case. Both in Poland and Germany, women are more likely than men to exhibit passive resistance rituals.
Theoretical perspective: Critical pedagogy - the concept of rituals of resistance by P. McLaren References: McLaren, P. (1999). Schooling as a Ritual Performance: Towards a Political Economy of Educational Symbols and Gestures, McLaren, P. (2006). Life in Schools: An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy in the Foundations of Education, McLaren, P. (1994). The Politics of Liberation: Paths from Freire, Freire, P., Macedo D. P. (2000). Pedagogy of the Oppressed
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