Course: Leisure Time Science

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Course title Leisure Time Science
Course code KPD/NVOL
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kaplánek Michal, doc. Th.D.
  • Dudová Anna, Mgr.
Course content
The course contains basic theoretical discussions of the phenomen of "leisure time" from the point of view of the humanities (history, psychology, sociology, philosophy). It is a comprehensive presentation of the approach of so-called "leisure time science", which is part and presupposition of the development of leisure time education as a "spectral science" (Opaschowski). 1. Time decisive value for history of the world and biography of an individual 2. Time in philosophical discourse 3. Time in psychological discourse 4. Transformations of society: perception of time in antiquity (the ancient polis, Plato, Aristotle) 5. Transformations of society: perception of time in the Middle Ages (Christianity: vita activa, vita contemplativa) 6. Transformations of society: perception of time in the modern period (modern concept of work/modern concept of leisure time, three interpretations of the origin of the modern concept of leisure time) 7. "Leisure time" society (quantitative negative definition of leisure time, qualitative positive definition of leisure time) 8. Characteristics of leisure time in socialist Czechoslovakia 9. Characteristics of leisure time in consumer society and contemporary views of leisure time 10. Leisure time research

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The course contains basic theoretical discussions of the phenomen of "leisure time" from the point of view of the humanities (history, psychology, sociology, philosophy). It is a comprehensive presentation of the approach of so-called "leisure time science", which is part and presupposition of the development of leisure time education as a "spectral science" (Opaschowski). The course aims to enable students to expert reflection of leisure time. Students gain insight into the problem of expert reflection of leisure time and basic knowledge of the relevant terminology and approaches.
Students will have presumptions for reflection of the importance of free time and its pedagogical assessing.
Prerequisites
The course presupposes no entrance knowledge above the requirements of the admission proceedings.

Assessment methods and criteria
Test

- study the compulsory literature, - submit required homework, - pass the exam test.
Recommended literature
  • M. Kaplánek (ed.). Čas volnosti - čas výchovy. Pedagogické úvahy o volném čase. Praha, 2012. ISBN 978-80-262-0450-3.
  • ONDREJKOVIČ, P. Fenomén voľného času na začiatku 21. storočia a výchova vo voľnom čase.In ČECH, Tomáš (ed.) Výchova a volný čas 2.. Brno, 2007.
  • Opaschowki, H. Pädagogik der freien Lebenszeit. Opladen: Leske+Budrich, 1996.
  • Pries, M. Význam volného času v měnící se společnosti. In Výchova a volný čas. Sborník příspěvků 1. mezinárodní konference o výchově a volném čase.. České Budějovice, 2006.
  • Prokešová, M. Volný čas a co s ním?. Ostrava: OU, 2004.
  • Vážanský, M. Základy pedagogiky volného času.. Brno: Print-Typia, 2001. ISBN 80-863-8400-4.


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: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter