Humanistic values and their place in intercultural dialogue of integrating Europe Cover Image

Humanistické hodnoty a ich miesto v interkultúrnom dialógu zjednocujúcej sa Európy
Humanistic values and their place in intercultural dialogue of integrating Europe

Author(s): Helena Melkusová
Subject(s): Politics and society
Published by: Prešovská univerzita v Prešove, Filozofická fakulta, Inštitút politológie
Keywords: Communication;European value paradigm;Integration;Identity;Tolerance;Culture;Consumerist ideology;Environmental crisis;Solidarity;Responsibility

Summary/Abstract: Understanding and interpretation of values is significantly involved in intercultural dialogue, which is related to creating European identity and integrity. In connection with the development of information society and the use of the latest communication technologies, new possibilities in the education of the youth have started to be open up. The world is encircled by information networks – (Internet) – spatial and temporal dimensions are no longer crucial for disseminating information. The importance of value orientations of people, especially of tolerance, which has become crucial in developing the approach to interpretation of the clash of different cultures, increases in this situation. Reflection of these realities in educational process should lead to defining a new concept of education standards and objectives, with emphasis on the common civilization characteristics of spiritual culture shared by the integrating Europe, and to forming civil society. Building the knowledge society is connected with the development of social sciences that should contribute not only to the development of value orientations of individuals but also to the overall promotion of education based on the development of critical thinking skills, non-consumerist values, and active citizenship.

  • Issue Year: 1/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 11-22
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Slovak