Pedagogization in Identity Formation and Professionalization: the Role of Science, Knowledge Transfer, Education and Youth Social Care

conference, For scholars
23. 6. 2022 – 24. 6. 2022
National Pedagogical Museum and the Library of J. A. Comenius Prague, Valdštejnská 20, Prague 1 (possibly online)

The international conference is organized by the National Pedagogical Museum and Library of J. A. Comenius, Charles University Prague, The Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Center for the History of Education), Masaryk University Brno, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, University of Dresden, University of Foggia.


The conference aims to reconstruct and analyze the importance of pedagogical science, institutions of education in the processes of personal identity and in the development of professional identity of teachers (women and men), to examine "alternative" procedures and means and how they occurred, or who was the main actor of processes and changes. The conference will focus on the role of personalities and institutions (university and non-university), will thematize and analyze the "pedagogical" meaning and development of pedagogical science and its position in the "hybrid" environment of scientific life in in the formation personal and professional pedagogical identities. We want to critically reconstruct the pedagogical role of associations, educational, social and special pedagogical, and other organizations determining both socialization processes in the formation of personal identity and professional practices in the pedagogical professionalization of the late 19th and first half of the 20th century. We are also interested in the changes during so-called second wave of this professionalization in the 1970s and 1980s in a divided world and the formation of pedagogical identity in the age of globalization and in educational processes that take place hybrid (physically and digitally).

Aims of the conference
The conference poses questions about actors, prominent figures, institutions and processes: 

  • How have the institutions of science, education, education of the public and social pedagogical care co-determined the processes not just of self-identification, but also the formation of collective and professional identities and the processes of social and cultural integration/disintegration? 
  • What means or methods were used by individual pedagogical actors (individuals or associations, educational/scientific or public education institutions, etc.) to support/prevent the formation of the modern, postmodern and global personal as well as collective (professional pedagogical) identities?

Call for Papers_EN     Call for Papers_DE

Please send your draft presentations including an abstract (up to 1 page) by 14 February 2022 to:
By 1 April 2022 we will get back to you with the information about the abstract evaluation and with further information about the organization of the conference.

Conference languages:
English, Czech, German

All events
conference, For scholars
23. 6. 2022 – 24. 6. 2022
National Pedagogical Museum and the Library of J. A. Comenius Prague, Valdštejnská 20, Prague 1 (possibly online)