Course: Presentation and experiment in biology education - creative workshop

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Course title Presentation and experiment in biology education - creative workshop
Course code KBI/XDEVB
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
Language of instruction Czech
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)
  • Petr Jan, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Závodská Radka, doc. PaedDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course applies particular biological issues to the area of general as well as particular didactic training. The course is designed to provide students with skills to analyze experiments, observations and presentations in view of their theoretical background and methodology-didactical contexts (in relation to the curriculum documents). Students will grasp the principles of conducting school experiments with all components (scientific, technical and didactic) in balance. They will be able to design laboratory assignments with various roles (practical, research, verifying or providing evidence) and implement these in school practice. The course also represents experimental workshop enabling students to design nontraditional demonstrations and experiments in order to boost illustrative nature of education, students´ motivation, growth of knowledge and practical skills in biology. Subsidiary outcome of the course is a gradual buildup of electronic portfolio of published and original methodologies of school experiments, observations and demonstrations in biology education.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The course applies particular biological issues to the area of general as well as particular didactic training. Aims: (1) to develop the ability to create, verify and critically asses methods used in biology education during conducting school experiments, observations and presentations based on analysis of curriculum documents (2) to be able to compose a methodology of effective presentation of particular biological phenomenon.
To develop the ability to create, verify and critically asses methods used in biology education.
Prerequisites
Not required

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Seminar work

Students are required to submit their own detailed proposal of observation / experiment / demonstration, including documentation of its implementation (in electronic format).
Recommended literature
  • Science & Technology Education Library - Teaching and Learning in the Science Laboratory, Springer Netherlands, Volume 16, ISSN 1572-5987.
  • Učebnice přírodopisu a biologie, metodické příručky a další dle aktuální nabídky.
  • Altmann A., Lišková E.:. Praktikum ze zoologie. SPN, Praha. 1979.
  • Baer H. W.:. Biologické pokusy ve škole. Praha, SPN. 1968.
  • Cangelosi J.S. Strategie řízení třídy, 1994, Portál, 289 s., ISBN 80-7178-083-9.
  • Hadač E. a kol.:. Praktická cvičení z botaniky. Praha, SPN. 1967.
  • Kukenthal W., Renner M.:. Leitfaden für das Zoologische Praktikum. Jena, Gustav Fischer. 1999.
  • Molish H., Biebl R.:. Praktická cvičení a pokusy s rostlinami bez přístrojů. Praha, SPN. 1975.
  • Morgan J.G., Carter M.E.B. Investigating Biology,1996, The Benjamin/Cumming Publishing Company, In. , 2. vydání, ISBN 0-8053-1944-1.
  • Petty, G. Moderní vyučování. 2004, Portál s r. o., 380 s., ISBN80-7367-172-7.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Biology Education (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Biology Education (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -