Finlands Akademi  
 
 
 
 
 
Finansieringsbeslut
 
Sökande / Kontakt person Engeström, Yrjö H M
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel IN SEARCH FOR SIGNIFICANCE: FOSTERING MOVEMENT ACROSS THE FIVE WORLDS OF ADOLESCENTS
Beslutnr 325599
Beslutsdatum 24.05.2019
Finansierings period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Finansiering 480 000
   
Beskrivning av projektet
The project will identify and test ways in which adolescents can find and cultivate significance in their lives, understood as perspectives and actions that connect the adolescents’ personal interests with activities and projects for a just and equitable world. The adolescents will take the position of agents actually redesigning their activities. This will be accomplished with the help of Change Laboratory (CL) interventions. These will be the first CLs in which 14-year old middle-school students are the central agents of change. The search for significance is an expansive process of learning. It requires the overcoming of encapsulation of the worlds by cultivating instruments and practices of permeability at the boundaries. The project will generate a new model for promoting sustained search for significance among adolescents. In an age of widespread alienation and rise of various forms of extremism, models such as this are of utmost importance.