Imagining one's life: Imagination, transitions and developmental trajectories
Résumé Life is not a quite river; it is exposed to curves, torrents, unpredicted turns and sometimes freezes... Sociocultural psychology gives us tool to analyze the diversity of life trajectories, and especially, the dynamics of transitions that offer occasions for learning and development after ruptures. To understand how new learning, new identities, or new life directions might emerge, it is very interesting to examine imagination. Imagination is the dynamic by which people leave the constraint of the here-and-now, and explore the past, the future and possible alternatives. A deeply social and cultural process, it is therefore the dynamic by which each person can define, alone and with others, his or her unique trajectory. Hence, through a theoretical exploration and empirical examples takes from a wide range of situations, I hope to indicate possible ways to understand and support human development.
Mots-clés Imagination, developpement, transition, lifecouese
Citation Zittoun, T. (2015, 16 May). Imagining one's life: Imagination, transitions and developmental trajectories. Paper presented at CONSPI 2015, Salvador, Brasil.
Type Actes de congrès (Anglais)
Editeur Sonia Maria Guedes Gondim, Ilka Dias Bichara
Nom de la conférence CONSPI 2015 (Salvador, Brasil)
Date de la conférence 16-5-2015
Editeur commercial Universidade Federal de Bahia
Pages 127-153
URL http://doc.rero.ch/record/257860?ln=fr
Liée au projet Imagination