Course: Introduction to Philosophy of Education

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Course title Introduction to Philosophy of Education
Course code KPD/KZFV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction eLearning
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Svobodová Zuzana, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Philosophy and education FILIA, SOFIA, PAIDEIA, THEORIA, POLIS, AGOGÉ Modern and post-modern movements in education Ontology of education Epistemology of education Methodology vis-á-vis education The notion of SCHOLÉ through history POLIS - the political context of education Philosophy and theology in education Theology of education Current Philosophy of education - callenges

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses), E-learning
Learning outcomes
Understanding the education profession from the philosophical point of view Characterising various tendencies in education Analysing the importance and trends of various education systems Making informed choices as regards most pertinent education methods
To demonstrate the understanding of the education profession from the philosophical point of view To characterise various tendencies in education To analyse the importance and trends of various education systems To make informed choices as regards the most pertinent education methods

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Student performance assessment, Analysis of student's work activities (technical works), Analysis of creative work (musical, visual, literary), Interview, Test

Exposé, presentation, essay, on-line test Deadline for sending all works by e-mail (to: 15 days before end of semester
Recommended literature
  • Augustin. O pořádku, o učiteli. Praha, Česká akademie věd a umění, 1942.
  • Augustine. The Teacher in: The Fathers of the Church.
  • Ballauff, Theodor. Die Idee der Paideia : Eine Studie zu Platons "Höhlengleichnis" und Parmenides' "Lehrgedicht". Meisenheim/Glan : Westkulturverl., 1952.
  • Ballauff, Theodor. Pädagogik als Bildungslehre. Frankfurt am Main : Haag und Herchen, 1986. ISBN 3-89228-051-7.
  • Ballauff, Theodor. Philosophische Begründungen der Pädagogik : Die Frage nach Ursprung u. Mass d. Bildung. Berlin : Duncker u. Humblot, 1966.
  • Beck, H., Ballauff, T. Philosophie der Erziehung. Freiburg im Breisgau, Basel, Wien : Herder, 1979. ISBN 3-451-16967-3.
  • HAVLÍČEK, Aleš. Filip KARFÍK. Plato's Protagoras: proceedings of the third symposium Platonicum Pragense. Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2003. ISBN 80-7298-092-0.
  • KARFÍK, Filip a Aleš HAVLÍČEK. The Republic and the Laws of Plato: proceedings of the first Symposium Platonicum Pragense. Praha: OIKOYMENH, 1998. ISBN 80-86005-74-7.
  • KERNAN, Alvin B. In Plato's cave. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-300-08267-3.
  • Kratochvíl, Z.:. Výchova, zřejmost, vědomí. Praha, 1995.
  • MARITAIN, Jacques. Education at the Crossroads. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1942.
  • MARITAIN, Jacques. Education of Man: The Educational Philosophy of Jacques Maritain. University of Notre Dame, 1967.
  • PALOUŠ, R. Heretická škola: O filosofii výchovy ve světověku a Patočkově pedagogice čili filipika proti upadlé škole. Praha, OIKOYMENH, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7298-302-5.
  • PALOUŠ, R. K filosofii výchovy. Východiska fundamentální agogiky. Praha, SPN, 1991. ISBN 80-04-25390-3.
  • Palouš, R., Svobodová, Z. Homo educandus: Filosofické základy teorie výchovy. Praha: Karolinum, 2011. ISBN 978-80-2461901-9.
  • Pešková, J.; Schücková, L.:. Já, člověk... Praha. SPN., 1991. ISBN 80-04-21766-4.
  • Piťha, P. Výchova, naděje společnosti.. Praha. Poustevník., 2006. ISBN 80-86610-18-7.
  • Sean Steel. Teacher Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom. New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2018. ISBN 978-1-4331-4541-4.
  • STEEL, S., HOMENIUK, A. (eds.). Suffering and the Intelligence of Love in the Teaching Life: In Light and in Darkness. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. ISBN 978-3-030-05957-6.
  • Steel, Sean. The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education. New York, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4384-5213-5.
  • Strouhal, Martin. Teorie výchovy. Praha, 2013. ISBN 978-80-247-4212-0.

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 (2015) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer