Course: Selected Educational Aspects of Leisure

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Course title Selected Educational Aspects of Leisure
Course code KPD/VPAV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Svobodová Zuzana, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Conditions of leisure time Activity and passivity. Participation Choice Man as a free being, the importance of freedom Responsibility. Man as a person The importance of leisure time Religion and leisure time Celebrations and feasts/holidays Games, rules, order, beauty Art and Liberal Arts. Creativity Studies. Vita contemplativa, the intellectual life Work and culture of "total work" Recuperation, recreation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Monitoring, Demonstration, Projection
Learning outcomes
The philosophical background of the leisure-time theory The philosophical background of the research on leisure time Reflections on the structure of human existence Reflections on the current position of man in the world and society The leisure time phenomenon
To define leisure time as a phenomenon of human life To specify education in leisure time To interpret fundamental features of leisure time To analyse the structure of human existence To analyse societal determining factors of leisure time

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Student performance assessment, Analysis of creative work (musical, visual, literary), Interview, Systematic student observation

Exposé, presentation, essay, online test
Recommended literature
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  • Fink, Eugen. Play as Symbol of the World and Other Writings. Bloomington: Indiana University Press (USA), 2016. ISBN 978-0-253-02105-2.
  • Fink, Eugen. Spiel als Weltsymbol. Stuttgart : Kohlhammer, 1960.
  • KUČEROVÁ, F. Úvod do teorie estetické výchovy ve volném čase. Brno, Univerzita J. E. Purkyně, 1971.
  • LORENZ, K. Takzvané zlo. Praha, Mladá fronta, 1992.
  • Marcuse, H. Jednorozměrný člověk. Praha: Naše vojsko, 1991.
  • OPATSCHOWSKI, H. W. Freizeit und Pädagogik. In ROTH, L. Pädagogik. Handbuch für Studium und Praxis. München, 1991.
  • PECHAR, J. a kol. Člověk v moderních vědách. Praha, Filosofický ústav ČSAV 1992. ISBN 80-7007-028-5.
  • Pechar, J.:. Být sám sebou: Pojem identity a jeho meze.. Praha. Hynek., 1995. ISBN 80-85906-13-9.
  • PIEPER, J. Volný čas, vzdělání a moudrost. Praha, ČKA, 1992. ISBN 80-900615-6-7.
  • Pieper, Josef. Happiness and Contemplation. New York: Pantheon, 1958, 1998. ISBN 1-890318-31-0.
  • Pieper, Josef; Kopff, Christian. Tradition : concept and claim. South Bend, Indiana : St. Augustine's Press, 2010. ISBN 978-1-58731-879-5.
  • Pieper, Josef; Lehmann, Karl. Muße und Kult. Neuausgabe. München : Kösel-Verlag, 2007. ISBN 978-3-466-36773-3.
  • Pieper, Josef. Leisure the basis of culture : the philosophical act. San Francisco : Ignatius Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1-58617-256-5.
  • Pieper, Josef; Scherer, Georg,; Frei, Jan. Co znamená filozofovat?. Kostelní Vydří : Karmelitánské nakladatelství, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7195-023-3.
  • Pieper, Josef. The End of Time: a meditation on the philosophy of history. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1999. ISBN 0-89870-726-9.
  • Pieper, Josef; Wald, Berthold,; Wassermann, Roger. For the love of wisdom : essays on the nature of philosophy. San Francisco : Ignatius Press, 2006. ISBN 978-1-58617-087-5.
  • READ, H. Výchova uměním. Praha, 1967.
  • Rémond, René. Religion and Society in Modern Europe. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 1999. ISBN 06-312-0818-6.
  • SPOUSTA, V. et al. Teoretické základy výchovy ve volném čase. Brno, Masarykova Univerzita, 1997. ISBN 80-210-1007-X.
  • 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.
  • SVOBODOVÁ, Zuzana, BLAŠČÍKOVÁ, Andrea. Mezi filosofií a teologií výchovy. Praha: Karolinum, 2021. ISBN 978-80-246-4902-3.
  • TOMÁŠEK, F. Pedagogika. Brno, Nibowaka, 1993.
  • VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Theory of the Leisure Class. Oxford University Press, USA, 2008. ISBN 978-0192806840.

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 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer