Course: History of Education

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Course title History of Education
Course code KPR/7821
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šlégl Jiří, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to the history of pedagogy as a discipline 2. Basic pedagogical concepts related to the history of pedagogy 3. Antiquity 4. Christian conceptions of education 5. Medieval model of education and training 6. Modern Age 7. Comenius 8. The influence of the Enlightenment on pedagogical thinking 9. 19th century and its reflection in the pedagogical thinking of the time 10. Reform currents in pedagogical thought 11. 20th century I. 12. 20th century II. 13. Czech pedagogical thought

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The aim is to develop an overview of the development of educational theories in relation to philosophical, social, political and historical circumstances of a given historical development. The student will be encouraged to be able to critically examine individual conceptions of pedagogical figures. In this context, the History of Education is understood as a comprehensive subject in which a holistic understanding of the general relations of the educational process is sought. History of pedagogy is thus based on knowledge of general Czech and European history. Students will be encouraged to realise that educational contents, forms and methods are based on general historical, political and social circumstances of the time. The historical development of human education thus serves as a necessary basis for understanding the complex relationship of other educational disciplines.


Assessment methods and criteria
Continuous completion of assigned tasks and a final credit test.
Recommended literature
  • CIPRO, M. Galerie světových pedagogů I-III. Praha, 2002. ISBN 80-238-8003-9.
  • Jůva, V. Stručné dějiny pedagogiky. Brno, 2003.
  • KASPER, T., KASPEROVÁ, D. Dějiny pedagogiky. Praha: Grada, 2008.
  • KASPER, T., KASPEROVÁ, D. Dějiny pedagogiky. Praha: Grada, 2010.
  • PRŮCHA, J. Alternativní školy a inovace ve vzdělávání. Praha Portál,. Praha: Portál, 2004.
  • Průcha, J. Alternativní školy a inovace ve vzdělávání.. Praha: Portál, 2004.
  • Štverák, V. - Čadská, M. Stručný průvodce dějinami pedagogiky. Praha, 2004.

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