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The Spiritual Dimension of Social Pedagogy The View through the Eyes of Students at Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Palacký University Olomouc
Potměšilová Petra
Social Pedagogy, a study programme at Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, has its specifics. During studies, the emphasis is on the development of values that are accentuated in the Christian tradition. This specificity is fully in line with one of the theoretical pillars of social pedagogy (solidarity, helping others). The aim of the research was to focus on the students’ perspective concerning the potential importance of the spiritual overlap of the Social Pedagogy programme. The main research method was a questionnaire containing ten questions. The results were processed using IBM SPSS 21 and 23. Descriptive statistics were used. The T-test for two independent samples, Analysis of variance (ANOVA), the Kruskal-Wallis test, and the Pearson correlation coefficient were used to verify the hypotheses. The results have shown that the students perceive the spiritual dimension of the Social Pedagogy programme positively. In this perception, also important was the fact whether faith is relevant to them personally in their lives, and the year of their studies.

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