SOk120 History of Social Pedagogy

Faculty of Education
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/1.2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Dušan Klapko, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Dušan Klapko, Ph.D.
Department of Social Education – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Dana Jakubjanská, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of Social Education – Faculty of Education
The course provides an introduction to educational conceptions especially of socially disabled groups throughout the history. Special emphasis is put on a description of social context of that time and on study of education of folk class in regards of their leisure time, life conditions and lifestyle. Then the course focuses on main social reform representatives. The aim of the course is to evaluate and analyse the discipline of social education in historical context, to explain social education phenomena throughout scientific discourse. The course is based of interdisciplinary connection to historic anthropology, philosophy, cultural and social history and sociology.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/100, only registered: 0/100, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/100
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is theoretically oriented. The content of the course forms the basis for the final state examination in the field of Pedagogy. The subject is specific in its concept, where it explains the educational reality in the context of the life of socially disadvantaged groups.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students: • explain basic terminology and events in historical context • discuss the social education phenomena • analyse the particular education conception and work • apply their knowledge to solution of the current specific educational problems • evaluate the contribution of selected social education representatives
  • 1. Social aspects of antique education (opinions on society, education of the youth, ideals, ethics, work). Position of men, women and children in antique society. Work of Socrates, Plato, Xenophon, Seneca, Quintilianus, Marcus Aurelius) 2. A Middle Ages man and his world (social stratification). Religious orders work in education and social care (Franciscans, Dominican order), the influence of church representatives on problem solutions (Basileos the Great, Petr Abélard, Thomas Aquinas). Role and social position of men, women and children in Middle Ages society. Leisure time in Middle Ages. Feasts, pleasures of body, plays, theatre, hunt, pleasures of spirit). Folk culture and humour. 3. Renaissance representatives in education (Vittorino da Feltre), social and cultural changes, people outside the society. Reform of folk culture in modern history. Education work of Unity of Brethren, Society of Jesus, Piarists in Czech country. 4. European pedagogical ideas of 17th century (jansenism, pietism, puritanism) and their representatives: Wolfgang Ratke, August Hermann Francke, Francis Bacon). Work of madame de Maintenon. Philosophical and social education ideas and pansofia effort of John Amos Comenius. 5. Characteristics of social changes during the age of enlightenment, new paradigm of education, edification work (establishment of Societies). Pedagogical ideas and work of philanthropists (Johann Bernhard Basedow, Christian Gotthilf Salzmann). Opinions and practice of predecessors of “reform pedagogy”(Jean Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Fröbel, Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy , Herbert Spencer) in context of education of the socially disabled groups. 6. The influence of civilization progress on social manners in society and education throughout the centuries. Poverty and socially disabled groups. Pedagogical ideas and work of utopia socialist (Thomas More, Robert Owen, Charles Fourier, Henri de Saint – Simon). 7. Ideas and practice of Czech social pedagogues: Karel Slavoj Amerling, Gustav Adolf Lindner, Eduard Štorch, František Bakule, Inocenc Arnošt Bláha, Stanislav Velinský, Přemysl Pitter. 8. Ideas and practice of world well known social pedagogues: Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, don Bosco, Herman Lietz, Kurt Hahn, Anton Makarenko, Janusz Korczak. 9. Representatives of post modernist pedagogical conceptions through critical theories: Paulo Freire, Ivan Illich, Heinrich Kupffer, Hubertus von Schoenebeck, Alexander Sutherland Neill.
    recommended literature
  • CIPRO, Miroslav. Galerie světových pedagogů. Praha: M. Cipro. 592 s. ISBN 8023874527. 2002. info
  • TRETERA, Ivo. Nástin dějin evropského myšlení : od Thaléta k Rousseauovi. 5. vyd. Praha: Paseka. 374 s. ISBN 8071858196. 2006. info
  • BURKE, Peter. Lidová kultura v raně novověké Evropě. Translated by Markéta Křížová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo. 374 s. ISBN 8072036386. 2005. info
  • Řecký člověk a jeho svět. Edited by Jean-Pierre Vernant, Translated by Lucie Fialková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad. 268 s. ISBN 8070217316. 2005. info
  • Středověký člověk a jeho svět. Edited by Jacques Le Goff, Translated by Ondřej Bastl. Vyd. 2. Praha: Vyšehrad. 319 s. ISBN 8070216824. 2003. info
  • RHEINHEIMER, Martin. Chudáci, žebráci a vaganti : lidé na okraji společnosti, 1450-1850. Translated by Vladimír Marek. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad. 187 s. ISBN 8070215798. 2003. info
  • IM HOF, Ulrich. Evropa a osvícenství. Translated by Alexej Kusák. Praha: Lidové noviny. 268 s. ISBN 80-7106-394-0. 2001. info
  • LENDEROVÁ, Milena and Karel RÝDL. Radostné dětství? : dítě v Čechách devatenáctého století. Vydání první. a Litomyšli: Paseka. 376 stran. ISBN 8071856479. 2006. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, discussion.
Assessment methods
Written test, seminar work.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 14 hodin.
Teacher's information
Students will submit a four-page seminar work in the e-learning course "History of Social Pedagogy, Distance e-Course", Distance E-Course, (Password: Amerling) one week before the beginning of the examination period. The student chooses the topic of the seminar work independently within the syllabus and materials available for the course. When creating a seminar paper, it is necessary to start from the selection of one of the following possible forms of topic grabbing: • analysis of the contribution of the ideas of the selected social educator • analysis of the educational concept realized before World War II, • analysis of the educational problem or topic related to the education of specific social groups before World War II.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
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