Description of the direction
Pedagogy is typical of social sciences, but also has its sources in many fields of humanities, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. One thing is certain – it is characterized by high interdisciplinarity. Pedagogy is a science about educational and educational processes, including all forms of education for children and youth. The studies shape a wide range of competences and social skills expected by future employers. In addition, the demand for qualified pedagogues is constantly growing. The direction is intended for people who would like to work in broadly understood education and have constant contact with other people.
Already during the first three years of studies (first cycle), the student acquires the necessary skills as well as practical experience after completing the first internships, which allows you to take up a job or continue learning at Master’s level (second degree). Second level studies prepare in a complementary way for pedagogical work and allow to enrich the knowledge gained earlier. After graduation, the graduate has a thorough theoretical preparation of an interdisciplinary nature. Has general general pedagogical, sociological, historical and philosophical knowledge, as well as psychological knowledge necessary to understand the socio-cultural contests of education, upbringing and care work. Studies prepare for pro-social activity, because they shape social sensitivity, teach them to perceive and solve theoretical and practical problems. The graduate is prepared to work in various areas of educational activities, including in education, care and education centers, kindergartens and educational institutions, cultural animation, social assistance as well as specialist clinics. After completing the studies, the educator should know the foreign language at the B2 proficiency level of the European Language Description System of the Council of Europe and be able to use the specialist language in the field of pedagogy.
Graduates of pedagogical studies are ideally suited to positions where social skills, negotiation and organizational skills as well as high communicativeness and personal culture are required and valued. After finishing education, graduates will find employment in such institutions as kindergartens, schools, special institutions, community centers, social welfare homes, and administration. In addition, after completing the proper specialization they can take up work as specialists in the field of prophylaxis and promotion of health, because they are equipped with the ability to diagnose social needs, to construct prevention programs and to create pro-health activities. Graduates with extensive organizational skills can work in counseling centers, crisis intervention centers, charity associations, local government and non-governmental organizations acting for the benefit of the child and the family as well as the elderly.