Course: Selected Issues in Modern Education

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Course title Selected Issues in Modern Education
Course code KPD/VTMP
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Bauman Petr, PaedDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course contains of a seminar and an e-learning course: A. The philosophy and methodology of science B. Educational research: methodological paradigms, research methods, informatins sources C. Designing a research project, incl. samples of selected research problems

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), E-learning
Learning outcomes
The course aims at introducing general principles of the methodology of educational research and giving students an opportunity to focus on a selected problem and design a research (theoretical or empirical) likely to serve as the basis for their diploma theses
Students will acquire: - knowledge of key principles and methods of educational research - skills necessary for designing a research project

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

E-learning course incl. the tasks (designing and presenting a research project)
Recommended literature
  • Fajkus, B.:. Filozofie a metodologie vědy. Praha, Academia, 2005. ISBN 80-200-1304-0.
  • Gavora, P.:. Úvod do pedagogického výzkumu. Brno, Paido, 2000. ISBN 80-85931-79-6.
  • Hendl, J. Kvalitativní výzkum: základní metody a aplikace. Praha: Portál, 2005. ISBN 80-7367-040-2.
  • Chráska, M. Metody pedagogického výzkumu.. Praha: Grada Publishing, a.s., 2007. ISBN 978-80-247-1369-4.
  • Průcha, J. Moderní pedagogika. Praha, Portál, 2002. ISBN 80-7367-047-X.
  • Švaříček, R. - Šeďová, K. Kvalitativní výzkum v pedagogických vědách. Praha: Portál, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7367-313-0.

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 (2015) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter