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Degree programme objectives

The degree programme Social Education and Leisure Time prepares a personally developed and trained educator, who will rank with their knowledge, skills and personal qualities as a professional in pedagogical and helping professions working in a care system aimed at children, the youth, adults and the elderly.

This wide range profile is based on specific subjects (disciplines), which by their content, objectives and methods cover not only knowledge-based fields (historical facts and contexts, knowledge of theories and concepts, methodology, etc.) but also lead to development of their own experience and practical skills.

Special emphasis is put on development of theoretical knowledge but also on learning by experience, personal development and on confrontation of theoretical knowledge and students' own and mediated practical experience, gained from simulated situations (games, development activities) and real pedagogical situations (pedagogical and social teaching practice, own research, etc.).

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The degree programme Social Education and Leisure Time prepares a personally developed and trained educator, who will rank with their knowledge, skills and personal qualities as a professional in pedagogical and helping professions working in a care system aimed at children, the youth, adults and the elderly.

    This wide range profile is based on specific subjects (disciplines), which by their content, objectives and methods cover not only knowledge-based fields (historical facts and contexts, knowledge of theories and concepts, methodology, etc.) but also lead to development of their own experience and practical skills.

    Special emphasis is put on development of theoretical knowledge but also on learning by experience, personal development and on confrontation of theoretical knowledge and students' own and mediated practical experience, gained from simulated situations (games, development activities) and real pedagogical situations (pedagogical and social teaching practice, own research, etc.).

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • The graduate is ready for pedagogical and socio-pedagogical work with various target groups in the areas of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.
    • The graduate is able to prepare, guide and evaluate pedagogical activities (based on personality development) at school and leisure time for children, youth and adults.
    • The graduate is able to work with groups of pupils, children, adults (including seniors) who are at risk (social exclusion, moral hazard, socially pathological phenomena, etc.).
    • Absolvent je schopen plánovat, realizovat a evaluovat drobná výzkumné šetření (zejména kvalitativní) s cílem poznat sociálně pedagogické jevy, evaluovat pedagogické aktivity a programy. Navrhnout adekvátní způsoby předcházejí negativním jevům.
    • Graduates are able to cope with demanding professional situations, use self-reflection to interact with clients (children, youth and adults from different backgrounds and with different types of social disadvantage).
    • The graduate is able to create a team, choose the environment and the target group for the project implementation. Create a project and implement it in social pedagogical practice.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Social education specialists could find positions in state management:

    - ministry of education, youth and physical education (educator, leisure time specialist, methodologist of prevention, advisor for educational and social matters)

    - in the field of justice (positions of educators in prisons)

    - in the ministry of health care (educator and play therapists in hospital, crisis centres)

    - in the field of ministry of social affairs (different positions in in-house treatment)

    - the ministry of interior affairs (social specialists in refugee camps, humanitarian services or asylum centres)

    - a wide range of job positions is also available in non-profit organizations; humanitarian and charity institutions, civil agencies, foundations, etc.

  • Practical Training

    In the new study program, students will fulfil their pedagogical practice within the associated subjects (Social Education in Theory and Practice, Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Social Education, Methods of Social Education, Theoretical Concepts of Social Education I / II, Projecting in Social Education I / II) in the form of preparation and implementation of a social-educational project. Also, taking a subject of Visit to Specialized Facilities in the first grade, students will get an overview of their possible application in practice within and outside the projects during their studies and of the labour market situation for social education’s graduates. Within the single-subject study, the practice continues with Consistent Leisure Practice and the practice within Drama Education and Experiential Education.

  • Goals of Theses

    The lenght of standard Bachelor’s thesis is between 72.000 and 90.000 characters including footnotes, title page, table of content, list of literature and annotation. The students must be eligible of critical reading of Czech and international resources and scholar texts. The Bachelor’s thesis could be either theoretical, theoretical-empirical or methodical. It is expected the originality of scholar text, ability of analysing empirical data and its interpretation in wide context. Students choose the subject from the social-educational field. The student follows the PdF’s standard process of writing a scholar text. The state final Examination questions and more details available on the department’s web site: : http://katedry.ped.muni.cz/socialni-pedagogika/studium/statni-zaverecne-zkousky.

  • Access to Further Studies

    After finishing the Bachelor's level of studies, the student can continue in the follow-up Master’s degree programme N7501 Social Pedagogy, Field of Study Social Pedagogy and Leisure Time (full-time studies), or possibly in Field of Study Social Pedagogy (combined studies).

  • Additional Information
    Further information about the programme is available on the department website:

    http://katedry.ped.muni.cz/socialni-pedagogika/o-katedre

    and facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/socialnipedagogika/

Basic information

Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

185
number of active students

Faculty of Education
Programme guaranteed by
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