Course: Gerontopedagogy

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Course title Gerontopedagogy
Course code KPEG/SVBK9
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Procházka Miroslav, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Epistemological backgrounds of gerontopedagogy. 2. Age as a social phenomenon. 3. The syndrome of dementia. 4. Socio- educative forms of help. 5. Socio- educative intervention in old age. 6. Dangers and handicaps of seniors in social interaction. Prejudices and stereotypes of behaviour to the elderly. 7. Senior as a victim of crime. Senior and traffic problems. Accidents and thermal damage. Psychological impact of catastrophic events on the elderly. 8. Violence against seniors. Economic and media forms of violence. The family-conditioned social exclusion. 9. Leisure- time activities and activation of seniors. The importance of volunteering and peer programs for the elderly.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The aim of this subject is to familiarize students with the issue of communication and work with the elderly.
Student is orienting in the field, knows the basic issues in working with seniors, is able to use the basic forms of socio-educative process.
Prerequisites
Not required

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Student performance assessment

Seminar paper on a given topic.
Recommended literature
  • KALVACH, Z. et. al.:. Geriatrie a gerontologie. Praha: Grada, 2004.ISBN 80-247-0548-6.
  • PICHAUD, C., THAREAUOVÁ, I.:. Soužití se staršími lidmi. Praha: Portál, 1998.ISBN 80-7178-184-3.
  • ŘÍČAN, P.:. Cesta životem. 2. přepracované vydání. Praha: Portál, 2004. ISBN 80-7367-124-7.
  • STUART-HAMILTON, I.:. Psychologie stárnutí. Praha: Portál, 1999. ISBN 80-7178-274-2.
  • ŠTILEC, M.:. Pohybově - relaxační programy pro starší občany. Praha: Karolinum, 2004. ISBN 80-246-0788-3.
  • ŠTILEC, M.:. Program aktivního stylu života pro seniory. Praha: Portál, 2004. ISBN 80-7178-920-8.
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, M.:. Vývojová psychologie II: dospělost a stáří. Praha: Karolinum,2007. ISBN 978-80-246-1318-5.


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): Social Pedagogy (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Social Pedagogy (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer