Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
University of Finance and Administration, Prague, Czech Republic
Today’s generation is called the digital generation, because
they grows surrounded by a variety of technologies and we cannot imagine everyday life without it. In
this context, one question arises—What extent does today’s young generation use handwriting? If we look into
the past, literacy—the art of reading, writing, and counting was one of the
factors indicating a society progress. Written records, chronicles, and communication
in society were related to the use of handwriting. How is it today? The
calligraphy is not taught in schools long ago in spite of the fact that
handwriting is one of the basic characteristics of each person. Handwriting is
the result of very complex psychological and physiological processes that
gradually shape the individual character of the person. Of course, there is spelling
that is characterized by knowledge of a grammar system rules and norms when
expressing the content of the text. Further in this paper, we will focus on two
aspects of using handwriting knowledge: 1. Exploring handwriting as one of the
methods used by criminology to identify the writer, i.e., the person who created
the text; and 2. Handwriting from the point of view of physics and technology.
The use and importance of handwriting was discussed with high school learners.
The outcome of the discussion is summarized in this paper—the necessary
knowledge about handwriting in criminology and science.
handwriting, fountain pen, pencil, line
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