SODR_MSP2 Methodology of Social Pedagogy 2

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/10. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Jiří Němec, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Denisa Denglerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Dušan Klapko, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Radim Šíp, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jiří Němec, Ph.D.
Department of Social Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Štěpařová
Supplier department: Department of Social Education - Faculty of Education
The course is designed as mandatory in the PhD program Pedagogy, specialisation Social Pedagogy.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Analysis of chosen methodological approaches with regard to significance of multifactoral perspective of social phenomena. The subject content is description and explanation of educational reality in the field of social research and also training of methodological skills of the researcher. The methodological approaches chosen for this subject preferably apply to the phase of analyzing research data. However, the subject includes also an explanation of scientificaly correct process of collecting research data.
Key generic skills:
Students will be able to:
define basic methodological terms and be able to use them;
explain the nature and structure of research methods and approaches chosen for the subject within the scope of the study field;
lay out and interpret realized researches within the study field;
apply methodological skills and knowledge gained from specialized literature on research data;
evaluate significance of the chosen research approaches benefits for theory and practice of the study field;
  • Philosophical bases of science (subject-object knowledge, epistemiology, základy of natural and social sciences);
  • Thinking and society (paradigms of methodology of science, critisicm, everydainess of knowledge);
  • Social constructivism (theory, terms, construct, construction of reality, research method – conversation analysis);
  • Phenomenology (intersubjectivity, intentionality, world reduction, IPA research method – interpretative phenomenology analysis);
  • Hermeneutics (interpretation, dialogue, reflexivity, critical social theory, MCA research method – mind concept analysis);
  • Introduction to the problematics of critical theory (ideology, social control, power, bio-power, behavioural patterns, identity, CDA research method – critical discourse analysis);
  • Post-structuralism and turn to language (speech acts, discourse as a phenomenon of social practice, discourse psychology, discoursive and non-discoursive praktiky, dispositives, discourse order and discourse rules, FDA research method – Foucauldian discourse analysis);
  • Reflection of discoursive approach in social research;
  • MAYRING, Philipp. Qualitative Inhaltsanalyse : Grundlagen und Techniken. 11., aktual. u. überarb. Au. Basel: Beltz Verlag, 2010. 144 s. ISBN 9783407255334. info
  • SMITH, Jonathan A., Paul FLOWERS and Michael LARKIN. Interpretative phenomenological analysis : theory, method and research. First published. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2009. 225 stran. ISBN 9781412908344. info
  • KÖGLER, Hans-Herbert. Kultura, kritika, dialog. Translated by Jan Balon - Marek Hrubec. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 2006. 187 s. ISBN 9788070072387. info
  • FOUCAULT, Michel. Archeologie vědění. Praha: Herrmann & synové, 2002. 318 s. info
  • DREYFUS, Hubert L., Michel FOUCAULT and Paul RABINOW. Michel Foucault : za hranicemi strukturalismu a hermeneutiky. Translated by Jan Hasala - Lucie Nová - Stanislav Polášek - Pavel Toman. Praha: Herrmann & synové, 2002. 388 stran. ISBN 9788087054208. info
  • HARRÉ, Rom and Grant R. GILLETT. Diskurz a mysel' :(úvod do diskurzívnej psychológie). Translated by Oľga Berecká - Jana Plichtová. Bratislava: Iris, 2001. 213 s. ISBN 80-89018-08-4. info
  • VAN DIJK, Teun A. Ideology: A Multidisciplinary Approach. London: Sage Publications, 1998. 384 pp. ISBN 978-0-7619-5655-6. info
  • POTTER, Jonathan. Representing reality : discourse, rhetoric and social construction. 1st pub. London: Sage Publications, 1996. x, 253. ISBN 9780803984110. info
  • WETHERELL, Margaret and Jonathan POTTER. Mapping the language of racism : discourse and the legitimation of exploitation. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. ix, 246. ISBN 0231082614. info
Teaching methods
lecture; discussion
Assessment methods
written exam; essay
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
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