The philosophical view of learning from existential experiences in childhood Summary


  • Martins Veide University of Latvia


Słowa kluczowe:

learning, children, experience, existential, death, responsibility, awareness


This article analyzes the topicality and the understanding of an existential question in the context of life-learning in childhood. Discussing the topicality of the theme of death in childhood, the article provides an answer to the question – what does a child learn from his existential experience when facing death, and what is the significance of this experience in his further development? The existential experience of the child affects such developmental aspects of his personality as the overcoming of his helplessness and anxiety management, intellectual development, responsibility, and renunciation of hostility and destructiveness. As the experience of a child is formed in conjunction with the adult world and its inherent existential anxiety, it is important for a teacher to come to terms with himself, without relying on systems and ideologies.


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Veide, M. (2016). The philosophical view of learning from existential experiences in childhood Summary. Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji, 32(1), 135–147.



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