Adolescence begins at puberty, but it is not known exactly when it ends. In fact, only recently it was recognized as a period of human development with different meanings and formulations, depending on the culture in which it was discussed, since the way each culture deals with its young people is a result of its sociocultural and historical context. The notion of oneself, of one's body and the ability to deal with the constant changes, whether it is from a physical, psychological, cognitive, emotional or spiritual point of view, affects young adolescents during this process of maturity. Knowing how to position on a spatial context, having as a reference a certain set of values, belonging to the community where one lives; bearing in mind the conditioning factors of the relationship with oneself and the relationship with peers and other members; trying to understand and resist the intrinsic and extrinsic changes of being a teenager are indeed arduous tasks for young teenagers today. To guide / teach young teenagers to take a closer look, to care about the way they meet and welcome others; educating for affection is indeed a challenge and a necessity. The approach to a culture of care on the encounter and welcome as an affective dimension is therefore essential on an educational context on which the discipline of Catholic Moral and Religious Education, aiming to contribute to the fully development of young people, assumes preponderance, as its goal is the development of the human being and his experience on the community, complete integration onto society and in building a better world. This Report intends to demonstrate the importance of educating for affectivity and human fraternity.
|Date of Award||7 Dec 2022|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||Maria Isabel Pereira Varanda (Supervisor)|
- Fratelli Tutti
- Mestrado em Ciências Religiosas