Psychology – Master’s Degree 2009
Family Relations and Education
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 1
Recommended Semester: 1
ECTS Credits Allocated: 7.00
Pre-requisites: -

Course objectives: Understanding and critical reflection of different theoretical orientations in family relations and their importance for education; training for individual scientific research of educational implications of different family interactions.

Course description: Theoretical course: Different theoretical orientations in studying family and family relations (systems theory, developmental theory, structural-functional theory, theory of symbolical interactionism, exchange theory, communication theory, conflict theory, critical theory). Changes in “family philosophy“. The basic functions of family and dynamics of family relations. Family lifestyle and education. Multidimensional perspective of family interactions. Different types and the quality of parent-child interactions. Violence in the family and problems of education. Different types of social family support in realization of educational role. Research of children’s and parents’ perception of family relations. Practical course: Practice, seminars, discussions about educational implications of different family interactions.

Learning Outcomes: Thorough knowledge of the nature, types and dynamics of family relations; understanding the assumptions which make family relations educationally optimal; realization of research in order to study the characteristics of education in the context of different family relations.

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