Course: Modern didactics of natural sciences in English

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Course title Modern didactics of natural sciences in English
Course code KBI/IPBI
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Ryplová Renata, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Rokos Lukáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Ditrich Tomáš, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Petr Jan, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Závodská Radka, doc. PaedDr. Ph.D.
  • Flašar Jan, Mgr.
  • Vácha Zbyněk, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Hrušková Martina, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Moderní přístupy k výuce přírodopisu a biologie 2. BOV v přírodopisu a biologii 3. Přístupy k hodnocení žáků v přírodovědných předmětech 4. BOV, CLIL a další moderní didaktické metody v biologii člověka 5. Planeta Země a geologické procesy 6. Role teploty v biologii 7. Zvířena střední Evropy 8. Ochrana přírody v ČR 9. Buněčná biologie 10. Trendy ve výuce botaniky 11. Experimentální botanika 12. Zahradní pedagogika 13. Práce s přírodninami, demonstrace a experiment v učení o přírodě 14. Finální prezentace studentů

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Monitoring, Demonstration, Laboratory, E-learning, Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies), Experiment, Project-based learning, Group work, Blended learning, Flipped classroom
Learning outcomes
This course taught in English enables the students to know actual trends in science didactics including modern and innovative teaching methods. During practical laboratory, outdoor or garden education as well as during seminars and discussions the students learn the ways of the transformation of science facts and principles into the basic and secondary school curriculum. The course is opened for foreign as well as Czech students.
overview on actual trends in science (especially biology) didactics, knowledge of scientific terminology, understanding of written and spoken scientific language, the ability to lead a scientific dialogue and design and present teaching activity on individual topic in the field of biology
Prerequisites
no

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Colloquium

English language level B1, ability to design and present teaching activity on individual topic in the field of science education.
Recommended literature
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  • Begon, Michael; Townsend, Colin R.,; Harper, John L. Ecology : from individuals to ecosystems. 4th ed. Malden : Blackwell, 2006. ISBN 1-4051-1117-8.
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