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Course title -
Course code KFI/EPP2
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Machulová Helena, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Sirovátka Jakub, doc. Dr. phil.
Course content
The subject has three basic parts: 1. Student writes the first version of the essay where he describes his/her view of application of the selected concept in the social work. 2. Student presents the ethical theories concerning this concept. 3. Student writes the second version of the essay which describes an effect of the ethical consideration of the concept and its consequences for the social work.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses), Monitoring
Learning outcomes
The aim is to find the connection between theory and practice, the use of ethical theory to reflect on professional practice, and the ability to formulate and argue their own values and attitudes.
Student is able to find connection between theories and practice, use ethical theories for reflection practice, and argue about his value and positions.

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Colloquium

Essay (in two steps), colloquium
Recommended literature
  • Adams, R.; Dominelli, L.; Payne, M. Critical Practice In Social Work, 2nd ed.. Basingstoke, 2009.
  • Anzenbacher, A. Úvod do etiky. Praha, 2001.
  • Aristotelés. Etika Níkomachova. Praha, 2013.
  • Heidegger, M. Bytí a čas. Praha, 2018.
  • Kant, I. Kritika praktického rozumu. Praha, 1996.
  • Kant, I. Základy metafyziky mravů. Praha, 2014.
  • Kohák, E. Svoboda, svědomí, soužití. Kapitoly z mezilidské etiky. Praha, 2004.
  • Kopřiva, K. Lidský vztah jako součást profese. Praha, 1997.
  • Levinas, E. Totalita a nekonečno, Esej o exterioritě. Praha, 1997.
  • Matoušek, O. a kol. Encyklopedie sociální práce. Praha, 2013.
  • Matoušek, O. Metody a řízení sociální práce. Praha, 2003.
  • Matoušek, O. Sociální práce v praxi. Praha, 2005.
  • Mill, J. S. Utilitarismus. Praha, 2011.
  • Navrátil, P. Teorie a metody sociální práce. Brno, 2001.
  • Ricoeur, P. Filosofie vůle II. Konečnost a provinilost. Praha, 2011.
  • Sokol, J. Etika a život. Pokus o praktickou filosofii. Praha, 2010.
  • Spaemann, R. Základní mravní pojmy a postoje. Praha, 1995.
  • Úlehla, L. Umění pomáhat. Písek, 1996.

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