SPDA003 Philosophy of Education

Faculty of Education
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Radovan Rybář, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Marie Vítková, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Radovan Rybář, Ph.D.
Department of Special and Inclusive Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: PhDr. Mgr. Ilona Fialová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Special and Inclusive Education - Faculty of Education
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Think about the deeper issues of education and training, mainly relating to current issues of their profession.
Learning outcomes
A successful graduate is able to:
• Apply rich knowledge of philosophy of training, sociology and education
• Use and realise the knowledge in education of persons with special needs
• Reflect the information about the science system and its development along with the research problems according to pedagogy and related areas
• Combine the knowledge of philosophy of training with the knowledge of pedagogy, psychology and special education
  • 1. Philosophical issues of education first
    2. Philosophy of Education and Educator
    3. Philosophy of education and the general
    4. The concept of paradigms
    Understanding fifth myths
    6. Development of the history of philosophy of education - conception of man and education
    7. Antiquity (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle)
    8. Medieval (Aurelius Augustine, Thomas Aquinas)
    9. Modern Age (R. Descartes)
    10.Philosophical Foundations of Education at J. A. Comenius
    11. Contemporary world and Education
    12. knowledge - not theory / education (K. P. Liessmann)
  • BECK, Ulrich. Politik in der Risikogesellschaft : Essays und Analysen. Edited by Oskar Lafontaine. 1. Aufl. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1991. 434 s. ISBN 3518383310. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Seminar work.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Teacher's information
Subject Philosophy of education is not taught through face to face contact, but remotely and non-contact. If you wish to complete this subject, create seminar work of 3-5 pages of text indicating the sources of information during the semester and send it to me by e-mail. In the end of the semester seminar work will be evaluated and the rating will be entered into the information system.
From this menu, choose one topic for your seminar work:
1) Development of philosophy of education in history (characteristic of the period, or a chosen representative);
2) Fairy tales and its influence on the development of a value system in children and youth;
3) Myths and archetypes and its reflection in education and human life;
4) The issue of general human values in the works chosen author: writer / philosopher;
5) Application of own professional specialization in the education of children and youth
Let me know your decision. You can send it to me by e-mail anytime you want until the end of the semestr.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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