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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Philosophy of Education - N832019
Title: Filosofie výchovy
Guaranteed by: Department of Education and Human Sciences (832)
Actual: from 2012
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:2
E-Credits: winter s.:2
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/0 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Světlík Martin Karel Mgr.
Annotation -
Last update: Světlík Martin Karel Mgr. (19.11.2012)
The course is aimed at questioning the origin, the meaning, and the need for education / training. The course focuses on the discussion of basic issues of philosophy of education, reading, and coverage corresponding texts. Form of the course thus combines the form of a lecture with the form of a seminar. Students do home critical reading of texts that will be discussed. One of the students then reports the text and chairs the discussion.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Světlík Martin Karel Mgr. (14.08.2013)

Students will be able to:

1. analyze the fundamental problems of philosophy of education and will be informed about their solutions

2. report critically philosophical texts and chair discussion

3. look up individually information and rationally argue for different opinions

Literature -
Last update: Světlík Martin Karel Mgr. (14.08.2013)

R: Platón, Ústava, Praha 1996, 80-86005-28-3

R: Aristotelés, Etika Nikomachova, Praha 1996, 80-901796-7-3

R: Dewey J., O pramenech vychovatelské vědy, Praha 1947

R: Illich I., Odškolnění společnosti, Praha 2001,80-85850-96-6

A: Rousseau J.J., Emil čili o vychování, Praha 1911,

A: Kratochvíl Z., Výchova, zřejmost, vědomí, Praha 1995, 80-238-0473-1

Learning resources -
Last update: TAJ832 (26.08.2013)


Syllabus -
Last update: Světlík Martin Karel Mgr. (14.08.2013)

1. What is the philosophy of education? What for? Explanation of basic concepts (philosophy, paideia, agogo).

2. Where is the origin of our concept of education? Ancient understanding of education: Sophists, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle. 

3. Can be a correct model of education found? Paradigms of philosophy of education; Aristotle versus Rousseau, traditional versus liberal education, developmental psychology: Kohlberg, versus classical liberal model: Montessori, Waldorf School. 

4. Does education needs its goal? John Dewey (modern philosophy of education); analytic versus continental conception of education, over-educated society (Illich)?; education and body (O'Loughlin). 

5. Is there an alternative to western model of education? Education in other cultures. Universality of the Western model of education or ethnocentrism? 

6. What should be the role of the state in education? Private versus public education; separation of state and education?; educational policy autonomy and education for democratic citizenship. 

7. Does exact science teach the truth? Exact education and epistemology, the role of truth; anarchism, realism, pragmatism, the role of ethics.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Světlík Martin Karel Mgr. (14.08.2013)


Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0 1
Účast na přednáškách 0,5 14
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0,5 14
Práce na individuálním projektu 0,5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0,5 13
2 / 2 56 / 56
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Defense of an individual project 40
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 40