Course: The basic of Physical Geography for Primary School

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Course title The basic of Physical Geography for Primary School
Course code KGE/ZFGNK
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Karvánková Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1.Introduction to physical geography. Conditions of life on Earth and inanimate nature. 2. The shape and location of Earth in space. Orientation of the Earth. Movements of Earth and their consequences. 3. Atmosphere, weather, chmate. Distribution of water supplies on Earth, water of land, water in the oceans and seas 4. Earth crust, lithospheric plates and their movements. Exogenous factors of relief, structural shapes, orography 5. The origin, structure and importance of soils 6. Ecosystems and their hierarchy, biomes. Global physical-geographical problems, territorial protection 7. Fundamentals of General Cartography. Mapping and the current map, oriented in nature. 8. Summary of basic characteristics of Physical Geography of Europe and CZ

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses), Projection, E-learning
Learning outcomes
This discipline gives a basic idea about a subsystem of physical-geographical sphere with orientation on its individual processes and phenomena. Parallel are there presented connection and relation of processes, explanation of causes and mechanisms of their functioning with a special attention to individual parts and the whole physical-geographical sphere.
This discipline gives a basic idea about a subsystem of physical-geographical sphere with orientation on its individual processes and phenomena. Paralelly are there presented connection and relation of processes, explanation of causes and mechanisms of their functioning with a special attention to individual parts and the whole physical-geograhical sphere.
Prerequisites
None

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination

Fulfillment of individual tasks and exercises, which are listed under each chapters in the study aids. Elaboration of seminar work on selected topics from physical geography of the local region or from the didactic of the subject. Creation of custom teaching materials usable in the lessons in primary school.
Recommended literature
  • Bateman, G., Eganová, V. a kol.:. Encyklopedie Zeměpis světa, Praha, Columbus, 512 s. 1994.
  • Bičík, I. a kol.:. Školní atlas dnešní Evropy a Česka, Praha, Terra, 39 s. 2003.
  • Brožová, H., Jirásek, J. a kol.:. Velká encyklopedie zeměpisu, Praha, 640 s. 2003.
  • Čihař, J. a kol.:. Příroda v ČSSR. Praha, Práce, 384 s. 1976.
  • Čihař, M.:. Naše hory, Praha, Cesty, 280 s. 2002.
  • Demek, J. a kol.:. Hory a nížiny. Zeměpisný lexikon ČSR, Praha, Academia, 584 s. 1987.
  • Demek, J.:. Geomorfologie českých zemí, Praha, nakladatelství ČSAV, 335 s. 1965.
  • Holden, J.:. An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment, Prentice Hall, 696 s. 2004.
  • Horník, S.:. Fyzický geografie II., Praha, SPN, 319 s. 1986.
  • Král, V.:. Fyzická geografie Evropy. Academia, Praha, 348 s. 1999.
  • Netopil, R. a kol.:. Fyzická geografie I., Praha, SPN, 272 s. 1984.
  • Strahler, A. H., Strahler, A. N.:. Introducing Physical Geography, Chichester, 752 s. 2006.
  • Šupka, J., Hofmann, E., Rux, J.:. Didaktika geografie I. Pedagogická fakulta MU, Brno, 104 s. 1993.
  • Votýpka, J.:. Fyzická geografie Evropy. Carolinum, Praha, 258 s. 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): Teaching for the First level of primary school (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter