Course: Psychology of experiental learning for educators

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Course title Psychology of experiental learning for educators
Course code KPD/PZUV
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
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
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Suda Stanislav, doc. MgA. Ph.D.
  • Nota Josef, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The students master the basic topics on the basis of reflecting the experiential gestalts, the so-called mentalization (Fauconnier, Turner, 2002). From the point of view of upbringing and education, mentalization is the condition of the development at all the three basic levels of the cultural field: socialization, enculturation and personalization (Slavík, Chrz, Štech, 2013). During mentalization, the student masters, verifies, re-forms, and therefore there is conceptualization of the mental space informing about the world and himself. Based on the well-thought educational use of this personal experience and its evaluation via the theory, the student is capable of using these findings in the educational practice. Basic themes: Perception basic theoretical concepts, development of perception, social perception Imagination working with images in relation with learning and memory Memory stages of memory and possibilities to improve them, memory of myself and of others Learning selected theories of learning, learning styles Thinking problem solving, group thinking Creativity psychological aspects of the pupils' creativity and its support Attention working with the pupils' attention and concentration Intelligence, abilities and emotions in learning

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The course focuses on deepening and integration of the findings from the basic psychology courses (namely the general psychology, personal psychology and social psychology). The aim of the course is to acquire the ability to understand the theory with the support of a systematized experience with mental phenomena and to apply the experientially acquired findings in the educational practice.

Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

active particiaption, portfolio
Recommended literature
  • Atkinsonová, R. L., et al. Psychologie. Praha: Portál, 2003.
  • Helus, Z. Sociální psychologie pro pedagogy. Praha: Grada, 2006.
  • Plháková, A. Učebnice obecné psychologie.. Praha, 2004.
  • Říčan, P. Psychologie osobnosti, obor v pohybu. Praha: Grada, 2010.
  • Slavík, J., Chrz, V. Štech, S. Tvorba jako způsob poznávání. Praha: Karolinum, 2013.
  • Výrost J., Slaměník I., et al. Sociální psychologie. Praha: Grada, 2008.


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 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer