Course: Social pedagogy

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Course title Social pedagogy
Course code KPEG/SSPAK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Procházka Miroslav, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Blažková Martina, Mgr.
Course content
Content: - Introduction into subject, its aims, organization of meetings and correspondence and conditions for attestation - Main overview of traditions and trends in this field - Social pedagogy and its development- historical inspiration (work of important personalities from ancient times to early modern times, who can be taken as initiators of social-pedagogical reflections about the relation between environment and education of a person - European and Czech roots of social pedagogy in and century- personalities, issues and tasks of forming social pedagogy - Social pedagogy as a scientific discipline and study field, nowadays issues of social pedagogy, social pedagogue and his competences - Education in context of social environment (finding a way to education, options and borders of education, education- socialization- social environment) - Selected issues of relation between education and environment demonstrated on examples characterizing natural and institutional education - Family as social environment- some pathological components of family education.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
Social pedagogy as a subject is covering mostly the history, important personalities, development and the importance of social pedagogy. It also covers relationships between the key terms of social pedagogy (education- environment- socialization), explanation of the connection between social pedagogy and the educational impact of teachers. Consequently, it deals with basic characteristics of factors influencing human personality in a social context and characteristics of social- pedagogical approaches in prevention and solving the negative impacts of social environment on the individual in context of school primary prevention. In applied part also to formulate prevention or solution for selected educational problem, which can possibly be dealt by school assistant or teacher dealt with in practice.
The students will acquire a wide range of knowledge primarily in the set of problems concerning the prevention system and social-work. They will be well versed in the prevention system of the Czech Republic and they will able to make full use of the acquired knowledge in various spheres and levels of prevention and social-work.
Not required

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic test

Before the oral exam the student will hand in a seminar paper on a given topic in the extent of 5 pages minimum and a research of 5 pieces of specialized literature.
Recommended literature
  • BALÁŽ, O.:. Sociálna pedagogika - problémy a perspektivy. In: Pedagogická revue, roč. 43, 1991, č. 8., s. 610.
  • HRONCOVÁ, J.; EMMEROVÁ, I.; KRAUS, B. a kol.:. K dejinám sociálnej pedagogiky v Európe. Ústí nad Labem: Pedagogická fakulta Univerzity Jana Evangelisty Purkyně, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7414-072-3.
  • HRONCOVÁ, J.:. Sociálna pedagogika-vývin a súčasný stav. Pedagogická revue, 2005, roč. 57, č. 1, str. 4 -10.
  • KRAUS, B.; POLÁČKOVÁ, V. aj.:. Člověk, prostředí, výchova. Brno: Paido, 2001. ISBN 80-7315-004-2.
  • KRAUS, B.:. Sociální aspekty výchovy. Hradec Králové: Gaudeamus, 1998. ISBN 80-7041-841-9.
  • KRAUS, B.:. Základy sociální pedagogiky. Praha: Portál, 2008, 216 s. ISBN 978-80-7367-383-3.
  • PELIKÁN, J.:. Pomáhat být. Praha: Karolinum, 2002. ISBN 80-246-0325-4.
  • PELIKÁN, J.:. Výchova jako teoretický problém. Ostrava: Amosium servis, 1995. ISBN 80-85498-27-8.
  • PELIKÁN, J.:. Výchova pro život. Praha: Nakladatelství ISV, 1997. ISBN 80-85866-23-4.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Social Pedagogy (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer