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Cultural Literacy: Conceptual Issues of Selecting Content of Tradicional Cultural In Education

Gunta Siliņa-Jasjukeviča1, Aīda Rancāne2
1 University of Latvia, The Institute of Pedagogy, Latvia
2 University of Latvia, The Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Latvia

Abstract. Cultural literacy today is an important educational outcome in the context of individual identity, civic education and multiculturalism. It allows an individual to understand and respect themselves, their culture and the diversity of the other cultures, know the origins, and connotations.
Cultural literacy as a result of education is related to two ideas: how to live meaningfully, consciously in society and the cultural environment, how to take responsibility for cultural heritage and values ​​and create cultural values ​​for oneself.
Traditional celebration and rituals are an important phenomenon in traditional culture. In the rituals, society has encoded the main world scenes and patterns of human behavior that have contributed to the well-being of the collective and the individual. The attachment of a ritual to a specific point in time and space is one of the most important conditions for its existence. Eternity and infinity are too vague abstractions for the limited human imagination. In order to understand the world we live in, these abstractions are saturated with reference points, markers. To master the content of traditional celebration means to orient oneself in these spatial and temporal markers, to know the participants of the ritual, their roles and functions, at the same time offering to experience those aspects of the ritual in which the experience cannot be explained only by rational thought processes. In this article the components of the content of the traditional cultural calendar celebration from the point of view of the ritual were substantiate. Recommendations for the implementation of traditional culture content in primary education are offered.

Keywords: cultural literacy, education, traditional celebration, ritual, components of traditional culture learning content

In: Human, Technologies and Quality of Education, 2022. Proceedings of Scientific Papers = Cilvēks, tehnoloģijas un izglītības kvalitāte, 2022. Rakstu krājums
Riga, University of Latvia, 2022. 1135 p. Ed. L. Daniela
ISBN 978-9934-18-911-1