Self-instruction – in the pedagogical thought and life of Władysław M. Kozłowski Cover Image

Samouctwo – w myśli pedagogicznej i życiu Władysława M. Kozłowskiego
Self-instruction – in the pedagogical thought and life of Władysław M. Kozłowski

Author(s): Katarzyna Wrońska
Subject(s): Philosophy, Education
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: self-instruction; Polish humanism; the ideal of comprehensive education; selfeducation
Summary/Abstract: In the text, the author recalls the concept of self-instruction formulated 100 years ago by the Polish philosopher and educator Władysław M. Kozłowski. In Polish pedagogy it is almost unknown, and we learn about Kozłowski’s merits in the field of instruction and education mainly from texts written by philosophers. Thus, it is worthwhile to explore from a pedagogical perspective and to trace, firstly, the assumptions of Polish humanism, together with the ideal of comprehensive education on which it is based; secondly, elements of the influence of European philosophical thought that can be found in the concept of self-instruction; thirdly, what distinguishes it and what is its potential, which could also be presented to us today, to those that care for and are responsible for the quality of Polish education. This study aims to extract from Poland’s past, i.e. from the time of partitions and from the interwar period, the figure of W.M. Kozłowski, a distinguished educator and humanist, along with his original and still valid – as is assumed – concept of education as an important voice within the philosophy of education.

  • Page Range: 24-42
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English, Polish