SOCIAL PATHOLOGY AND PREVENTION
Bachelor’s study program, vocationally oriented full-time and part-time study
The graduates from the study program of
Specialization in Pedagogy, branch of Social Pathology and Prevention,
can find and are finding broad opportunities of employment particularly
in low-threshold centres, contact centres, asylum homes, in management
of handicapped persons, seniors, in social area, etc. That is confirmed
also by the amendment of Act on social services, included in Legal
Collection from July 1, 2009 as Act No. 206/2009 Coll., amending the
Act on social services and some other acts. The amendment includes
modification of § 110 para. 4 letter b) that integrates newly also the
branch of social pathology among the branches of university studies
conditioning the professional qualification of social workers. That fact
has led to increase the number of practical lessons to approximately
Within the ESF developmental project, “Social-pathological
phenomena in pre-graduate education”, CZ.1.07/2.2.00/ 07.0034, the
students have been offered narrow-profile subjects (Telephonic Crisis
Intervention, Internet Consulting, Preventive Programs, Adventure
Pedagogy, Volunteerism, Volunteer Practice). At present, the subjects of
Adventure Pedagogy, Preventive Programs, Volunteerism and Volunteer
Practice are taught by the Institute employees within the project
sustainability since the creation of the Faculty.
EDUCATIONAL CARE FOR SENIORS
Bachelor’s program, vocationally oriented part-time study
The study responds to demographic forecasts, current changes, needs and trends of education in the elderly in the Czech Republic. The three-year bachelor's single-subject combined study is focused on the preparation of qualified specialists for the education of seniors - in the current broad concept of leisure time, academic (U3A), educational institutions or work in specialized institutions seniors (senior / retirement homes, clubs, day care centers…).
The study emphasizes the preparation of students for practical applications of modern adult education so that they can meet the goals of conceptual government documents for lifelong learning and preparation for old age in accordance with the legitimate expectations of participants - seniors and in conjunction with effective educational forms, participatory methods and resources.
The study is based on the concept of social pedagogy focusing on the educational dimension in working with the elderly and is based on knowledge of pedagogy, andragogy, gerontagogy, general and developmental psychology (psychology of aging and age), personality psychology, social psychology, health psychology, social gerontology, sociology and other disciplines that enhance the graduate's competence profile.
SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS´TRAINING
For its whole existence, ÚPPV has also been preparing students of teaching of general-educational subjects for secondary schools. It provides them with education in pedagogical, psychological and applied pedagogical-psychological disciplines. The Institute is guarantor of lessons of the above stated areas for the study branches of teachers’ combinations at the Faculty of Arts and Natural Sciences of the Silesian University in Opava.