Course: Education Principles of Salesians Don Bosco´s

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Course title Education Principles of Salesians Don Bosco´s
Course code KPD/KPSPE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kaplánek Michal, doc. Th.D.
Course content
The introdution I. The times of Don Bosco II. The "preventive" idea in the restless early 1800´s (Prevention political, social, educational and religion as a means of prevention) III. The personality of Don Bosco IV. His works and and style V. The choice of boys (elements of youth sociology, psychology and educationak offer) VI. The aim of education according to Don Bosco: the Christian and the citizen. VII. The core of the educational style of Don Bosco: reason, religion and loving-kidness VIII. The educative "family" IX. The pedagogy of joy and fest X. Demanding love. "A word on punishments" XI. The educational institutions The close and evaluatuon of seminar

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses)
  • Class attendance - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 8 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 22 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Acquaint students with basic concepts to educate Don Bosco´s educatinal style (such as preventive system, assistance, etc.)
Student should gradually be able to interpret the educational activities of Salesian Youth Centre in terms of educational style of Don Bosco.
Elementary knowledge of Church history and organisation of the Catholic Church.

Assessment methods and criteria

Participation in the consultations, min. 50% Written contribution to the topic, presented at the colloquium
Recommended literature
  • Bosco, G.:. Můj život pro mladé.. Praha, 2007. ISBN 978-807367.
  • Bosco, G. Spomienky Jana Bosca. Bratislava, 2005. ISBN 80-8074-023-2.
  • Bosco, Teresio:. Don Bosco.. Praha Portál, 1991. ISBN 80-85282-60-7.
  • Bosco, Teresio, Nanni, Carlo:. Dej mi duše.. Kostelní Vydří, Karm. nakladatelství, 2006. ISBN 80-7192-882-8.
  • KAPLÁNEK, M. Výchova v salesiánském duchu.. Praha, 2012. ISBN 978-80-262-0126-7.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2018) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer