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Title in English Values in the Real World
Authors

BINKA Bohuslav ČINČERA Jan ČERNÝ Martin

Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Envigogika
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Citation
Web http://www.envigogika.cuni.cz/index.php/Envigogika/article/view/505
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.14712/18023061.505
Field Pedagogy and education
Keywords values; environmental education; Schwarz’ theory of universal values; the Real World Learning model
Description The paper analysis how the Schwartz’ theory of universal values promoted in the Real World Learning Model might be applied in educational practice. In its first part it introduces the Schwartz’ theory and its basic assumptions. In the second part it presents its critical reflection based on works of Pareto and Sorel. As they argue, the theory is too “optimistic” as it does not presuppose the ability of value of power to “mask” itself for other values. On the basis of this criticism, the paper discusses possible risks of non-reflected effort to force values of univerzalism or benevolence in education by the means of power discourse, and recommends an open self-reflection of a teacher as a prevention of such a risk.