Course about Selfie addiction to be potentially integrated into your KA1 project. If you are interested about the topic, you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Course is intended for those whose professional work is (in)directly linked to young adults inside adult education, to equip them with new understanding and knowledge.
Course delivers central attention to the use of Smartphones, related to increased addiction from these devices, particularly at young people. Facing with this addiction from Smartphones is otherwise essentially based on 'paradigm of prevention', in sense, how to limit excessive use of these devices at young people (including all kinds of approaches/steps towards finding a balanced use of smartphones, between parents and children/teenagers at homes, and between schools’ professionals and young people in schools).
Course does not address essentially above preventive paradigm, but it gives central attention to the Selfie phenomenon. Addiction from Smartphones has got new dimension as this Selfie phenomenon has caused a new challenge in acknowledging these mobile devices and potential addiction from them. The substantive question about smartphones is no longer how much time young people suppose to spend with these devices, or how often to use them to achieve balanced use, but the question why so many people (especially youngsters) are becoming fascinated with Selfies, and why this fascination often turns into obsession and addiction at the end.
Course connects Selfie phenomenon and potential addiction from it with the identity vacuum at young people inside modern society. By revealing that young people are facing with difficulties at building their identity, due to fact that modern society has been transforming into 'liquid society' especially in the last one or two decades (i.e., physical or psychological boundaries between national and global; between original and artificial; between adult and juvenile; between reality and virtuality; between human and robotised, are increasingly weakening). Producing Selfies and their uploading on social networks and other virtual platforms expresses a convenient artificial substitute for weakened identity, especially at young people. Selfie addiction needs to be therefore considered in correlation with this identity challenge at young people.
Course approaches the complexity of Selfie addiction inside rethinking of one’s identity in modern society, by presenting which dimension of young people's identity requires to be supported and appropriately strengthened, in order to prevent that usage of smartphones, particularly related to Selfies, does not become unsolvable and thus addiction.
5-days Course will be addressing below issues:
- Why is a preventive paradigm in dealing with Selfie addiction pretty limited;
- What has happened to a modern individual (being a tourist for example) that s/he prefer to take selfies than to take photos of new surroundings around;
- Why also successful people (even some worldwide known and famous celebrities) have a strong need for Selfies);
- Do Selfies cause narcissism and potential mental illness at the young person (or adult), or is it just the opposite;
- What are the main crises that nowadays affect young people in modern societies
- Does un-addicted state of one’s mind exist in the light of one’s identity;
- What is the most hidden effort regarding identity that one tries to deal with;
- What dimension of one’s identity is critical inside modern society and needs to be additionally addressed and encouraged;
- What type of developmental thinking at young people need to be triggered for consolidating of their identity;
- Why reflecting on the Selfie addiction through identity issues is urgent to deal with this challenge in the coming virtual future.
Benefits of the Course:
Upon completion of the training, participants will increase understanding and acquire knowledge:
- About the specifics of Selfie addiction
- About identity vacuum at young people inside modern societies
- About the origins that trigger all kind of addictions in the first place
- About useful approaches for dealing with Selfie addiction (and potentially other addictions) at young people through demonstrating, which aspect of their identity need to be strengthened
Location and date of the implementation:
Concrete dates of the Course will be agreed together with those who will apply for KA1 project; within period 2019-2020.
The Course includes elements of education, working exercises, reflections and discussions.
Group of participants:
Up to 20 participants.
Costs for the Course:
It is in line with costs that are outlined for KA1 projects under Erasmus+ guidelines.