Course: Environmental Education

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Course title Environmental Education
Course code KFI/ZEK
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • 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 essay

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), 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 teaching uses explanation of the subject matter, working with the texts and discussion. The result of the individual´s work of each student will be an essay.
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
Essay, Student performance assessment

1) 75% attendance 2) paper 3) essay (according to the formal and content criteria, in printed form, minimum number of characters 5400)
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 (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer