Values in the real world


  • Bohuslav Binka Masarykova univerzita Brno
  • Jan Činčera
  • Martin Černý Masarykova univerzita Brno



values, environmental education, Schwartz theory of values, model Real World Learning


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.


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Author Biography

Jan Činčera

Technical University of Liberec, Department of Education and Psychology & Masaryk University Brno, Department of Environmental Studies

The author focuses on theory, methodics and evaluation of environmental education and education for sustainable development. He cooperates with environmental education centres as a programme evaluator and consultant.


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How to Cite

Binka, B., Činčera, J., & Černý, M. (2015). Values in the real world. Envigogika, 10(3).



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