Developmental transitions are critical moments within life trajectories, when past and future are integrated within the present experience, creating new possibilities for the systemic organization of the self. Memory and imagination play an important role in the semiotization of the experience, the elaboration of its emotional dimensions and the projection of the person towards the future. In this chapter we elaborate on these issues on philosophical and theoretical basis, and analyze one particular transitional process, related to the change to the 6th grade in Middle School. We explore how an imaginative activity participates in the resignification of this experience. Sara, a girl who is experiencing a transition to the 6th grade in a new school, writes about Carol’s (a fictional character) first day at school. In our analysis of Sara’s school essay we look into the dynamics between the author’s imagination and her reconstruction of a past experience (changing schools).

Azevedo, G, Oliveira, M.C., Marsico, G. (2021). The dynamics between remembering and imagining in school transitions. In M. Lyra, B. Wagoner & A. Barreiro (Eds). Imagining the Past, Constructing the Future. (pp. 13-29), New York: Springer;

Giuseppina Marsico
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
2021

Abstract

Developmental transitions are critical moments within life trajectories, when past and future are integrated within the present experience, creating new possibilities for the systemic organization of the self. Memory and imagination play an important role in the semiotization of the experience, the elaboration of its emotional dimensions and the projection of the person towards the future. In this chapter we elaborate on these issues on philosophical and theoretical basis, and analyze one particular transitional process, related to the change to the 6th grade in Middle School. We explore how an imaginative activity participates in the resignification of this experience. Sara, a girl who is experiencing a transition to the 6th grade in a new school, writes about Carol’s (a fictional character) first day at school. In our analysis of Sara’s school essay we look into the dynamics between the author’s imagination and her reconstruction of a past experience (changing schools).
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