Tender pedagogy. The educational value of works and activities of Princess Izabela Czartoryska née Flemming Cover Image
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Czuła pedagogia. Edukacyjny walor dzieł i działań księżnej Izabeli z Flemmingów Czartoryskiej
Tender pedagogy. The educational value of works and activities of Princess Izabela Czartoryska née Flemming

Author(s): Jolanta Skutnik
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Izabela Czartoryska née Flemming; cultural education; festivity; animation; participation; cultural mediation; museum; museum education; interpretation of heritage; educational work; social activity; upbringing; theatre; court;garden;
Summary/Abstract: In the present study, which aims at the interpretation of works and activities of Princess Izabela Czartoryska née Flemming (1746–1835) from pedagogical perspective, various analytical tropes converge that encompass the scope of her political, social, aid and educational activities, but also her social, artistic, and even ecological work. Following these tropes, it was not difficult to recognize in princess’s activities early forms of animation in its social and cultural dimension; proposals of educating in museum and through museum that anticipate American ideas of the interpretation of heritage; and even precursory forms of social and educational work. In an obvious way, these activities of the princess did not originate in social or cultural vacuum. On the contrary, they were inspired by ideas and actions of people who accompanied her at different stages of her life, supported philosophical trends and intellectual movements at the turn of the Enlightenment and Romanticism, enriched the works and conceptions that constituted the foundation of her self-educational practice. The effects of her works were validated by the positions of her pupils and significant achievements of the members of the society that were gathered around Czartoryska. A specific symptom of these actions were the works promoting humanism that took the form typical of Puławy district referred to as “fellow feeling”. The scope of influences and inspirations instigating the analyses undertaken in the present work is very broad, covering non-obvious but intentional reference to contemporary ideas of social participation, cultural mediation, and interpretation of heritage, which combined historical experience with present-day discourse devoted to cultural education. The extent of these references and the amount of analysed facts that shed light on the activities of Princess Czartoryska may at times seem to overweigh the main trope of the analyses. It is, however, structured by the explicit orientation of the research. All of the research goals, regardless of how detached they may be from the main topic, invariably focus on the person whose meaning of life consisted in the activities undertaken out of love to mankind. And this is the conclusion which is still valid today.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3636-7
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3635-0
  • Page Count: 556
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish