Prokof'eva Elena

Silvester Gogotsky's pedagogical ideas and activity — the 200th anniversary of Gogotsky`s birth

Prokof'eva Elena (2013) "Silvester Gogotsky's pedagogical ideas and activity — the 200th anniversary of Gogotsky`s birth ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia IV : Pedagogika. Psihologiia, 2013, vol. 30, pp. 84-92 (in Russian).


The article presents pedagogical views and activities of S.S. Gogotsky, the representative of the Kiev philosophy school in the middle of XIX century. Gogotsky for a long time lectured philosophy(as well as Polish and German languages) at the Kiev Clerical Academy, and pedagogy at the Imperial University of St. Vladimir, where he headed the Pedagogics department. In the second half of the XIX century Gogotsky was known first of all as the author of «Philosophical lexicon» — the fi rst multivolume philosophical dictionary in Russia, an outstanding phenomenon in the Russian philosophical literature. Soviet pedagogy forgot his name, but now an interest in his art revives. S.S. Gogotsky passed his pedagogical and philosophical views not only to his University students, but also to the future teachers from his classes at the Higher women's courses, where he was the fi rst Director. His pedagogical works were synthesized from several Sciences: philosophy, pedagogy and psychology. They were founded on a humanistic basis of the Christian worldview. Pedagogy for Gogotsky was not a synonym for «education»; he considered it as «a science of an educational upbringing». Gogotsky considered the task of pedagogy as a development of the human forces and capabilities, which will allow any person develops and self-educates successfully. One of the most important stages of the pedagogical process was a religious upbringing and education. The industrial revolution in Russia in the second half of the XIX century put scientific achievementsin a basis of development and existence of the society. Nevertheless, Gogotsky hoped that the Religious foundation could save a harmonious personality in man, and, ultimately, to save humanity from the chaos and self-destruction.


S. S. Gogotsky, philosophy, pedagogic, medical`s science, psychology, Kiev philosophy school, education, spiritual education, history of pedagogics, progress


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