COURSE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
The goal of the course is to introduce students to the development of educational activities and the pedagogical idea in the history of mankind as a referential framework for understanding contemporary educational problems. Starting from experiencing the educational proces and developing the scientific notion of education and their mutual connection and how they are conditioned. Raising awareness of the connection between society and the process of education and becoming aware of the role of education in the development of human society and every individual. Master the ideas that will develop abilities and skills for establishing of human relations and a more successful communication as a basis f competence. Master the basis of pedagogical methodology and statistics for the indepedent studying of educational activities with the intention of promoting them. Enabling the students to observe and solve contemporary problems in education so that students will, as future educators and teachers of various subjects, be able to face the the challenges.
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND SYLLABUS:
Education - fundamental notions. What is education? The realationship between notions in education and their role in the development of the personality and the enabling for family, professional and social life.
Education - the goals, norms and values. The idea of goals, norms and values and their distinction. The dimensions of goals of education (physical, cognitive, affective, moral, aesthetic, spiritual). The goals of education today. Democracy, pluralism, multiculturalism.
The division and tendencies in pedagogy as a science about education. The division of education. Three types of pedagogical theories: the science of education, the philosophy of education, practical pedagogy (W. Brezinka). The critical science about education.
Education and society. How education is socially conditioned. The influence of education on the development of society. The role of education in the transmission of social heritage on to younger generations. The role of family and school. Culture and education. Inculturation as a superior notion to education. Social norms and values.
Education and the development of personality. The role of education in the process of the development of personality. Personality development factor: heredity, social environment, personal activity. The place and role of education in the process of the development of personality. Learning as a superior notion to education. The processes of personalization and socialization..
Education and interpersonal relations. Education as a direct activity "here and now" which takes place in the interpersonal relations. The importance of interpersonal relations between the educator and the educatee for the success of the educational process. Education as successful communication. The factors of successful interpersonal relations and communication in education. The paradox situations in education.
Developmental educational activities in the history of mankind. The historical retrospective of educational activities in the development of mankind with an emphasis on current events. Paying attention to the goals and tasks of education, the contents and methods and the organization of educational activities. The notion of speech-the condition of education. Important discoveries that revolutionized education: alphabets, writing, printing, electronics,etc.
The development of pedagogical ideas. The pedagogical idea develops within philosophy. The Greek philosophers: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle. The medieval philosophers. The age of Humanism and Renaissance.The modern age. J. A. Komensky - the first pedegogical system "The Great Didactics", the ideologist of primay school. Philosophers - pedagogical philosophers of the 17th and 18th century. J. F. Herbart- the founder of pedagogy as a science. The reformed pedegogical movements and ideas of the new school. The Croatian pedagogical ideas. The representatives of cultural pedagogy of the 20th century. The modern pedagogical idea.
The research of education. General problems regarding the methodology of pedagogy. Types of pedagogical research. The project of research. The stages of pedagogical research. Methods in pedagogical research. Procedures and instruments of gathering facts. The basic pedagogical statistics. The interpretation of results. Writing reports. The application of the results of reseacrh.
Modern demands of pedagogy as science and as a activity. From local community to world society. From social cohesion to democratic participation. From economic growth to human development. Life-long learning - an imperative for democracy. The search for educational synergies.