SOCIO-PEDAGOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE APPLICATION OF BIBLIOTHERAPY AT A DAY CENTRE

Gražina Šmitienė, Ilona Klanienė, Gintarė Pavalkyte- Vasiliauskienė

Abstract


Bibliotherapy is used in children’s day centers in order to provide assistance to children and adolescents from social risk families. There is evidence found in scientific literature that the application of bibliotherapy at day centers is useful for strengthening self-sufficiency, and if applied purposefully, it enables to cope with psychological problems, promotes spiritual growth and qualitative development, raises self-esteem, self-knowledge, understanding, and frees from perceptions that prevents from recognizing personal unpleasant feelings. The professional application of bibliotherapy at day centers, by working with children and adolescents, creates assumptions to strengthen the motivation regarding self-cognition, self-development and learning. The aim of this research is to answer to the question of how bibliotherapy can be applied in social pedagogical activities at children’s day centers (CDC). After a qualitative research had been accomplished (of social educators, parents whose children attend CDC), it was found that the application of bibliotherapy is justified in solving various social-pedagogical problems of children and youth (especially those associated with dealing with motivation problems of adolescent learning).

KEY WORDS: bibliotherapy, teenager, learning, learning motivation, day center, family at social risk.

JEL CODES: I20, J13

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181/rfds.v31i2.2100


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