Course: Didactics of informatics

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Course title Didactics of informatics
Course code KIN/7D1
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Vaníček Jiří, doc. PaedDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Basic didactic competence of teacher 2. Informatic education goals 3. Forms and approaches teaching in computer lab 4. Topics: a) computer science: algorithmization, coding, graphs and structures, processes and automatization, data processing b) IT: digital literacy, text and graphics editing, e-safety 5. Teacher's preparation of education 6. Creativity in informatic tasks 7. Situational informatic tasks 8. Preparing curricula, tasks and activities selection with recpect to main goals of education

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Skills training, Work activities (workshops)
  • Preparation for classes - 15 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 30 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 15 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Main aim of this introductory course is to give students basics of understandingof educational content in areas of digital literacy and computational thinking.
Graduate is expected to understand educational goals and to concretize in pupils activities and to find appropriate tasks and analyze how much the task belongs to informatics or difital literacy area. Graduate should be able to create informatic tasks and to prepare a lesson from content point of view.
Programming I We strongly recommend to sign to this subject not earlier than in 3-rd grade of bachelor study.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Seminar work

3 small works (creation of task settings, completion of educational goals) Output to the portfolio: individual or group seminar work - teaching aid or project for informatics education incl. defense Active presence at seminars (80 %)
Recommended literature
  • VANÍČEK, J., ŘEZNÍČEK, P. MIKEŠ, R. Informatika pro základní školy a víceletá gymnázia, 1. - 3. díl.. Brno: Computer Press, 2004. ISBN 978-80-251-0630-3.

Study plans that include the course
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