2022, Volume 18, Issue 1
Animation and leisure animator – new categories of leisure pedagogy
Jakub Jerzy Czarkowski1
1Academy of Justice, Warsaw, Poland
Author for correspondence: Jakub Jerzy Czarkowski; Academy of Justice, Warsaw, Poland; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The author provides information on the concepts of leisure time and animation, explaining their historical and cultural origins and how they have evolved over time. The article highlights the importance of leisure time in human development and the critical role of leisure animators in organizing and promoting recreational activities for tourists, guests, or participants in holiday and tourist resorts. Although leisure time is an essential part of life, it remains difficult to define consistently, but it has been a significant topic in many disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and economics, because of its role in human development and upbringing. The author also emphasizes the competencies required for animators to carry out their tasks effectively, including organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and versatility. When combined with the term "leisure time," animation refers to the stimulation of people to engage in activities that inspire, amuse, stimulate, and promote relaxation, personal development, reflection, and enjoyment. The leisure animator is responsible for encouraging and inviting people to participate in such classes and processes, as well as organizing and promoting entertainment for tourists, guests, or participants in holiday and tourist resorts.
Key words: scholé, otium, negotium, functions of leisure