Course: Environmental Education

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Course title Environmental Education
Course code KFI/KENV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šimek Vojtěch, PhDr. Th.D.
Course content
1) Introduction, basic terminology and problems, distribution of papers 2) Some important turning points in the history of environmental awareness 3) The main manifestations and impacts of the environmental crisis 4) The human roots of the environmental crisis 5) Integral ecology I. 6) Integral ecology II. 7) Environmental education as a part of EVVO 8) The main concepts of environmental education I. 9) The main concepts of environmental education II. 10) The main concepts of environmental education III. 11) Environmental education and spirituality I. 12) Environmental education and spirituality II. 13) Revision, summary, instructions for seminar work

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
To introduce the students to the main reasons for environmental education and show them the theoretical base of environmental education. The students will be also introduced to the practical examples of the main concepts of environmental education. The result of the individual´s work of each student will be seminar work.
A basic knowledge about the reasons for environmental education, about the theoretical base of environmental education and about the practical examples of the main concepts of environmental education.

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar work

studying of the basic literature 50% participation seminar work (according to the formal and content criteria, in printed form, minimum number of characters 9000)
Recommended literature
  • Činčera, J. Environmentální výchova: od cílů k prostředkům. Brno, 2007.
  • František. Laudato si´ (encyklika). Praha, 2015.
  • Gore, A. Země na misce vah: ekologie a lidský duch. Praha, 2000.
  • Kolářský, R. Filosofický význam současné ekologické krize. Praha, 2011.
  • Moldan, B. Ekologická dimenze udržitelného rozvoje. Praha, 2001.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2018) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer