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Historia wychowania jako historia idei
The history of education as the history of ideas

Author(s): Wojciech Kruszelnicki
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: methodology; history of pedagogical thought; history of ideas; historical discourse; philosophical discourse; universalism vs. contextualism; continuity

Summary/Abstract: The history of pedagogical thought has been developing into an autonomous subdiscipline within pedagogy as a human science. It has also become a major point of the curricula of educational studies. This state of affairs engages theorists in a debate concentrating on the question of relevancy of historical knowledge for contemporary studies in educational theory. In my paper I argue that historical research within pedagogy should not exalt and monumentalize the past for its own sake with little or no effort made to enter a creative and critical dialogue with the past ideas. I present a different view on the history of pedagogy and try to envisage it as a history of ideas whose distinctive methodology in dealing with the past is capable of salvaging from past texts critical impulses and reintroducing them to contemporary contexts.

  • Issue Year: 215/2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 17-30
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish