In the last thee chapters we described the mediated learning as an interaction possessing a special quality. Unique to a human being. The mediational interaction between a human being and the world is not a random one, but derives from the intention of the mediator and his seeking to transfer it to the one who receives his mediation. Then mediator does not simply focus on the current situation, but aims beyond it., to a great distance from it. The transcendence characterizes the human being, as one who sets his face to beyond the here and now.
Everything that is mediated to a person is transferred to him with a load of meaning "Why am I doing what I am doing? Why do I want you to understand this?"
These are the three factors that create in the person the conditions required for him to derive benefit from the varied learning possibilities, however random and fortuitous they may be. These three characteristics of experience of the mediated interaction are universal and to be found in every culture, in every place where the human being takes care to transfer his messages to the next generation.
In the current chapter we have focused on additional characteristics of the mediational interaction. It is these characteristics which create Jhe difference J>etween people and between cultures. There are marked differences between cultures in the degree of importance which they assign, for example, to the sense of competence of a person, to his ability to cooperate with the other or to regulate his behavior. The differences are not only inter-cultural, but also inner-cultural?? - between ethnic groups, between families and even between people as individuals.