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The actuality of the formative – organic pedagogy of G.G. Antonescu

Author: BRÎNZĂ Ionela
Degree:doctor of pedagogics
Speciality: 13.00.01 - General Pedagogics
Scientific adviser: Sorin Cristea
doctor, professor
Institution: Chisinau Pedagogical State University "Ion Creanga"


The thesis was presented on the 2 September, 2022 at the meeting of the Scientific Council and now it is under consideration of the National Council.


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CZU 37.013(043.3)

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194 pages


fundamental pedagogical research: historical and theoretical; synchronic and diachronic historical research strategy, general pedagogy: the foundations of pedagogy, general theory of education, theory of education; principle, formative-organic school, education policy, education reform


Thesis structure: introduction, three chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, bibliography 219 sources, 14 Annexes. In total, the thesis contains 160 basic text pages, 8 tables.

The results: are published in 13 scientific papers.

The domain of the study: Historical Pedagogy.

The purpose of the research: consists in the analysis of G.G. Antonescu`s work from the perspective of his actuality in the modern and contemporary era (postmodern). The objectives of the research deduced from the general purpose are: highlighting the historical dimension of the personality of the pedagogue G.G. Antonescu, demonstrated syntonically-diachronically at the level of the author's life and work; analysis of the epistemological dimension of G.G. Antonescu, proven at the level of the fundamental pedagogical concepts of the field, denotative, normative and methodological; highlighting the contribution of G.G. Antonescu to the construction of general pedagogy, at the level of the existing connections between the Fundamentals of pedagogy - Theory of education / General Didactics - Theory of education, supported in terms of pedagogical, historical and theoretical research; analysis of the praxiological dimension of G.G. Antonescu, demonstrated at the level of education policy and education reform needed in the context of the education crisis in the interwar period; highlighting the theoretical and historical foundations engaged in the construction of a normatively constructed education policy, based on the principle of the formative-organic school, in accordance with the directions of evolution of modern pedagogy; the elaboration of a model of education reform based on the fundamental, historical and theoretical research of the work of G.G. Antonescu, applicable even today in the context of the evolution of the sciences of education in the postmodern era.

The scientific novelty and originality results from: a) the historical and theoretical analysis of the fundamental, denotative, normative and methodological pedagogical concepts elaborated by G.G. Antonescu in his work, capitalizable even today in the perspective of the epistemological construction of a model of education reform applicable in the modern and contemporary era; b) identification and capitalization of significant pedagogical ideas from the perspective of the past, but especially of the present and of the future of education, made in own research conditions for the specialty of Historical Pedagogy.

The obtained results that contribute to the solution of the problem consist in: highlighting the historical and theoretical foundations of the field; identification of the specific problems of the Romanian school related to the classical values, but also to the new methods, adaptable to the practice of education beyond any passing fashion; capitalizing the necessary relationship between history and pedagogical theory, in the context of the analysis of a significant work in the Romanian interwar area, with epistemological and deontological impact, reflected even today, in conditions of education crisis, in postmodern (contemporary) context.

The theoretical significance is proved by the results of the historical research of the work of G.G. Antonescu, research that offers important suggestions even today, in the area of the evolution of thinking and pedagogical institutions, in the context of education reform and school management. The historical research allows the identification of some models of prospective analysis of the pedagogical reality, related to the principle of the formative-organicist school, which offers suggestions with epistemological and praxiological value.

The applicative value is represented by: the elaboration of the model of the education reform, necessary in conditions of crisis of the education system, validated at the level of fundamental pedagogical research. This model offers openings to the current issue of Romanian education, in accordance with the title of the thesis, approached from the perspective of synchronous and diachronic historical research - “The actuality of G.G. Antonescu ”.

The implementation of the scientific results was achieved through communications and publications made in national and international conferences, seminars and specialized journals, which highlight the epistemological foundations of the pedagogy of G.G. Antonescu and the value of the model of education reform elaborated in conditions of crisis of the education system, applicable even today