SOp230 Analysis of socio-educational theories

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Dušan Klapko, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Dušan Klapko, Ph.D.
Department of Social Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Štěpařová
Supplier department: Department of Social Education - Faculty of Education
Tue 17:00–18:50 učebna 37
The course Analysis of theories of social pedagogy introduces social theories applied to social education phenomena. The basic outline of the course creates the system view of presented theories accompanied by culture social factors, pedagogical conceptions and education theories. The aim is to emphasize the importance of multi-factor approach to social phenomena to describe them as well as to explain it not only in educational reality but also social educator ´s reality.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/50, only registered: 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course the students will be able to: • define basic terminology and topics related to the discipline • explain specific phenomena and social events in social context • apply social theories to context of Czech society • analyse social education phenomena • suggest solutions to problem cases of social education reality
  • 1. Position of social science in context of science paradigm (Winch, Fay). Science revolution structure (Kuhn). 2. Social theories and their application in education phenomena. Pedagogy as non-science (Brezinka). Contemporary theory of education (Bertrand). Liessmann´s theory. Post-modern pedagogy. Theory of educational (cultural, social) reproduction, cultural capital, habitus (Bourdieu). 3. Theory of modernity and social system theory (Luhmann). Globalization (Giddens, Beck) and hyperculture (Lipovetsky, Juvin). 4. Constructionism (Gergen), social construction of reality (Berger, Luckmann). Social reserve and distribution, everyday knowledge, Lebenswelt (Schütz), self-presentation (Goffman). 5. Critical theories (Marcuse, Horkheimer), theory of power, institutionalism, oppression and supremacy (Walzer), power and bio power (Foucault), social and critical hermeneutics (Kögler). 6. Poststructuralism (de Saussure), turn to language, dispositive, discourse analysis and archaeology of knowledge (Foucault), speech act theory (Austin, Searle). 7. Social theory of media (Thompson), critical reading, writing, thinking. Theory of mass communication (McQuail). Dimension of social change (Meyrowitz). 8. Post-feminism and theory of performativity (Butler), gender, essentialism, sexual revolution, changes of intimacy. Young´s theory. 9. Theory of social justice (Rawls), theory of equal access and social inequality. Discourse democracy (Habermas). Social exclusion and inclusion.
    required literature
  • Současná filosofie sociálních věd :multikulturní přístup. Edited by Brian Fay - Jana Ogrocká. 1. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2002. 324 s. ISBN 80-86429-10-5. info
    recommended literature
  • BERGER, Peter L. and Thomas LUCKMANN. Sociální konstrukce reality :pojednání o sociologii vědění. Translated by Jiří Svoboda. 1. vyd. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 1999. 214 s. ISBN 80-85959-46-1. info
  • BREZINKA, Wolfgang. Východiska k poznání výchovy : úvod k základům vědy o výchově, k filozofii výchovy a k praktické pedagogice. 1. vyd. Brno: L. Marek, 2001. 310 s. ISBN 8086263231. info
  • WINCH, Peter. Idea sociální vědy a její vztah k filosofii. Translated by Tomáš Suchomel. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2004. 134 s. ISBN 8073250357. info
  • YOUNG, Iris Marion. Proti útlaku a nadvládě : transnacionální výzvy politické a feministické teorii. Translated by Zuzana Uhde. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, nakladatelství Filosofického ústavu AV ČR, 2010. 256 s. ISBN 9788070073414. info
  • NAGL-DOCEKAL, Herta. Feministická filozofie : výsledky, problémy, perspektivy. Translated by Hana Havelková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství (SLON), 2007. 316 s. ISBN 9788086429687. info
  • FOUCAULT, Michel. Archeologie vědění. Praha: Herrmann & synové, 2002. 318 s. ISBN 8023901249. info
Teaching methods
lecture, workshop.
Assessment methods
student output, seminar work.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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