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Pedagogika społeczna. Pojmowanie aktywności w polu praktyki
Social Pedagogy. Understanding Activity in the Field of Practice

Author(s): Ewa Marynowicz-Hetka
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: educational practice;activity orientations;transformation options;conceptualization;conceptual framework;social pedagogy
Summary/Abstract: The monograph, constituting a synthesis of the author's many years of research, paves a new way towards the understanding of activity in the field of practice analyzed from a social-⁠pedagogical perspective. It presents a reflection on social pedagogy, its current perception in relation to its traditions and first formulations as well as to contemporary discourse conducted in humanities and social sciences. The book provides an outline of the metatheory regarding the identity of the discipline, its role, relationship with other fields of science, the cultural and social environment and the practice of social educators. However, practice is also recognized in general terms. The author is interested in discovering how action affects thinking about action, what action results from and what purpose it serves. Marynowicz-Hetka draws on Jean-Marie Barbier’s theory of activity analysis and the creation of a symbolic institution, employing a Barbierian perspective of understanding activity as the main category of the social-⁠pedagogical angle of practice. A set of ideas and concepts structured and shared by practice field participants creates a transversal paradigm of social pedagogy. The publication may be of interest to readers interested in a detailed reflection on the social-⁠pedagogical perception of the fields of educational, social and caring practice as well as in searching for tools for analyzing the processes occurring in these fields.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-558-2
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-557-5
  • Page Count: 380
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish