||Economics and Administration
||first-cycle studies (undergraduate studies)
||full-time and part-time studies
|DURATION OF STUDIES
||3 years (6 terms)
|SCIENCES AND SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES TO WHICH THE LEARNING OUTCOMES REFER
||field: social studies
|PROFESSIONAL TITLE OBTAINED BY THE GRADUATE
||Bachelor of Arts
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE FIELD OF STUDY
Studying pedagogy provides students with the general knowledge of pedagogy with elements of psychology, sociology, philosophy and ethics, which are necessary to understand the socio-cultural context of welfare, education, outreach activities, socialisation and social rehabilitation. The humanistic content is basic to understanding the significance of specialist education.
The skills and competence acquired in the process of education and self-education are to generate the sense of responsibility for oneself and others, develop interpersonal skills and create suitable conditions to plan and achieve personal and professional development. The graduate is able to reflect on the role of his/her own profession, and to notice and understand the socio-cultural conditions of the preventive, compensation, welfare, outreach, educational and social rehabilitation activities.
Pedagogical studies include the knowledge of a variety of welfare, support, educational and social rehabilitation institutions, as well as the rules, methods and forms of working at this kind of places. An important element of the vocational training is the extended module of pedagogical practice, supplemented with methodology classes.
By gaining the knowledge of pedagogical research and diagnosis, as well as the care and education methodology, the student is prepared to his/her future job, which will involve identifying the needs and life situations of the children in care, as well as planning and implementing preventive, compensation, welfare, outreach, educational and social rehabilitation activities.
The graduate is thoroughly and professionally prepared to perform different vocational and social roles, typical of the pedagogue’s profession in general, as well as to do professional activities, characteristic of his/her specialization.
- Protective-educational pedagogy
Students gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications necessary to work with children, adolescents and elderly people who require preventive, compensation, welfare, educational or outreach action. They know the forms and methods of protective-educational work in various environments, e.g. in the family, at school, among the local community, as well as in different types of institutions. They are aware of the special nature of the protective-educational work resulting from the needs of the children in care, the multitude of problems and dangers that people face at different stages of life. Students are able to identify and define these dangers, suggest and implement suitable measures, using appropriate methods and forms of work. The knowledge gained during lectures is combined with competence and practical skills acquisition during student internships at care and education centres.
- Social rehabilitation with social prevention
Graduates gain the knowledge, skills and competence necessary to work with children and adolescents who are in danger of social maladjustment, display various symptoms of demoralization, including those addicted to psychoactive substances and committing offences or crimes. They are also prepared to work with adults, who have violated legal and social norms.
The graduate is able to identify and diagnose the existing hazards, as well as plan and control the social rehabilitation process. He/she is competent to plan preventive activity and aware of the need to cooperate with various people and institutions in order to co-organize preventive, outreach, therapeutic and social rehabilitation activities.
The knowledge gained during lectures is combined with competence and practical skills acquisition, during pedagogical internships at social rehabilitation facilities.
Completing the course enables the students to work at community, therapeutic and socio-therapeutic centres; they may work as streetworkers, at children’s homes, young children’s homes, multifunctional facilities, kids’ shelters, emergency youth centres, special purpose school and education centres, youth educational and residential treatment facilities, public and private institutions (associations, foundations) involved in social prevention and rehabilitation activity. They may also work as court-appointed guardians, at youth detention centres and prisons.
Employment possibilities for a graduate with major in Social rehabilitation and social prevention: children’s homes, young children’s homes, multifunctional facilities, e.g. Voluntary Work Corps; kids’ shelters, emergency youth centres; community and socio-therapeutic centres, educational centres; boarding schools, hospital community centres, sanatoriums, day care centres, welfare homes. Graduates may find jobs as family assistants, school pedagogues, streetworkers, at the Family Aid Centre, the Adoption and Care Centre, Citizens’ Councelling Centre, as well as associations and foundations.