Course: Introduction to Educational Science

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Course title Introduction to Educational Science
Course code KPD/UPE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
  • Bauman Petr, PaedDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction 2-3. Educational sciences: overview, philosophy and methodology of science. 4. Educational research 5. Educational processes and their context 6. Contemporary educational ideologies and the aims of education 7. Students: subjects or objects of education? 8. Teacher / Educator: professional characteristics in the perspective of educational research 9. Curriculum 10. Educational institutions, ISCED 11. Educational outcomes and effects 12. Contemporary trends in education

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The lectures aim at providing students with comprehensive intoduction to the modern concept of educational sciences. They are designed in order to form solid foundations for further studies in the field of education.
Student will acquire: - knowledge of key terms in education - knowledge of educational disciplines - knowledge of key principles of scientific work, understanding the limitations of empirical research and the relationship between theory and practice - basic orientation in contemporary educational ideologies and their historical roots

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

- Compulsory reading - Test (min. 60%).
Recommended literature
  • Gardner, H. Dimenze myšlení. Praha: Portál, 1999. ISBN 80-7178-279-3.
  • Gavora, P. Úvod do pedagogického výzkumu. Brno: Paido, 2000. ISBN 80-85931-79-6.
  • Pasch, M. et al. Od vzdělávacího programu k vyučovací hodině. Praha: Portál, 1998. ISBN 80-7178-127.
  • Průcha, Jan (ed.). Pedagogická encyklopedie. Praha: Portál, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7367-546-2.
  • Průcha, Jan. Moderní pedagogika. Praha: Portál, 2017. ISBN 978-80-262-1228-7.
  • Průcha, Jan. Přehled pedagogiky: úvod do studia oboru. Praha: Portál, 2015. ISBN 978-80-2620-872-3.
  • Zelina, M. Teórie výchovy alebo Hľadanie dobra. Bratislava: SPN, 2004.

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 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter