Vol.11, No.1, February 2022.                                                                                                                                                                           ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

The Motivation and Characteristic of Students Studying Helping Major with Specialization on Special Pedagogic and Social Work


Lukáš Stárek


© 2022 Lukáš Stárek, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 37-43, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM111-05, February 2022.


Received: 29 October 2021.

Revised:   10 January 2022.
Accepted: 17 January 2022.
Published: 28 February 2022.




This paper presents the view of university students who are specialized in helping professions – in this case, special pedagogues and social workers. 501 respondents participated in this research. This article presents respondents’ characteristic, their motivation to study this major and investigate in the employability of students in relation to their professional identity. The aims are to presents students’ opinions, and to highlight the necessity of professional preparation i.e., placement during pre-graduate courses in the career of special pedagogues and social workers.


Keywords –characteristic, helping professions motivation, practical training, student.



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