Riconoscersi sulla soglia. Pensare la vulnerabilità per costruire la relazione educativa

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Recognize yourself on the threshold. Think about vulnerability to build the educational relationship

Monica Crotti

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The adult who accepts the educational challenge never finds himself as vulnerable today, he finds himself building on lands made fragile by the lack of a future and through a weak and frayed generational relationship. And yet, precisely the common vulnerability inhabited by adults and children can be the place to recognize oneself, it can represent the threshold from which to look towards paths of proximity. The time of crisis can become fertile only if the vulnerability, characteristic of human nature, turns to bond and creativity. Educatability, re-read in the light of vulnerability, requires adults engaged in education. But who is the adult today? How do we become adults? The research intends to consider the adult-child relationship without indulging in the emergency as a sudden question to be remedied, observing it instead as an opening towards what emerges from humanity and therefore attention to the resources to be valued and fully expressed. In the last part of the volume, we will therefore look at vulnerability not as impotence, but in-power, that is, opportunities to support the adult educational potential. It is a path that aims to fathom the aspects of today's vulnerability between generations, soliciting personal reflection on some features that have remained in the background and on the skills and abilities of the adult generator and educator, underground to the dominant culture. In fact, recognizing oneself on the threshold is both a condition of passage, that moment in which we realize we are on the border between a first and then, desired or feared, both the movement of the lost man returns to himself, he discovers forgotten resources and abilities or unknown. Vulnerability uncovers us on the threshold, it is an opportunity and a challenge that has always accompanied us and that, today as never before, shows its prodding to educability, its being a source and potential opening. The adult educator is on the threshold, called to follow new paths for his own formation and for that of his children, biological and not, entrusted to him. This contribution would like to accompany it in reflection and research, opening to a proximity in vulnerability as a possible place of construction and personal and community generation.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Recognize yourself on the threshold. Think about vulnerability to build the educational relationship
Original languageItalian
PublisherFranco Angeli
Number of pages238
ISBN (Print)978-88-204-4319-1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameI territori dell'educazione

Keywords

  • parent-children relationship
  • relazione educativa
  • vulnerability
  • vulnerabilità educativa

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