Social pedagogy

Energy, movement, sense

What will you learn?

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.).

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.

Further 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/

Career opportunities

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.

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Combined studies

In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes.

Recommended combinations

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Follow-up 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).

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Education
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction Czech

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