Course: Common questions of technology

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Course title Common questions of technology
Course code KFY/OOTT
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Černý Pavel, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Technical systems and society. Premises of society and technical branches development. 2. Possibilities of technical branches and the man. Technical laws. 3. Construction and global problems. 4. Technical aesthetic and design. Product quality and its competition ability. 5. Relations between technosphere, biosphere and ecosphere. 6. Technical education significance. Information (significance, sources ...). 7. Inventions, discoveries and society development. An overview of significant inventions, their destiny. 8. The first and second industrial revolution, technical branches in 19th century. 9. Building engineering. Metallurgy. 10. Energy of steam. Hydraulic machines. 11. Textile production. 12. Combustion engines. 13. Transport. Machinery. 14. Electricity and magnetism.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
Chosen aspets of man - technique influence, technosphere, biosphere and ecosphere relation, technic and technic estetics, art and science relation. Elementary ecological phenomena, existence of living systems conditions, landscape theory, global ecological problems.
Orientation in techical laws, construction, technical esthetics and design, quality of product and its ability to compete. Relations between technosphere, biosphere, ecosphere, art, science and technics.
No prerequisites

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Seminar paper, extent: cca. 8 pages, defence.
Recommended literature
  • Aulas, F., Lebaume, J.:. Věda a technika. Praha, Albatros, 2005.
  • Dinwiddie, R.:. Věda a technika v datech : XX. století, objevy a vynálezy. Praha, Albatros, 2003.
  • Drozenova, W.:. Technika a lidské hodnoty. Praha, ČVUT, 1995.
  • Duda, E.:. Filozofia techniky. Bratislava, STU, 1991.
  • Grulich, V.:. Věda a technika ve filozofických a metodologických souvislostech. 1. vyd. Svoboda, Praha, 1985.
  • Heidegger, M.:. Věda, technika a zamyšlení. Praha, Oikoymenh, 2004.
  • Honzák, J., Štoll, I.:. Věda a technika v českých zemích. Havlíčkův Brod, Fragment, 2002.
  • Kočí, J.:. Od historie technické tvorby ke konstruologii. Praha, Prospektrum, 1994.

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): Fundamentals of manufacturing engineering for education (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer