Course: Introduction into educational science

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Course title Introduction into educational science
Course code KPEG/ZPEZT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Procházka Miroslav, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
General issues in education 1. Focusing on education 2. Defining education 3. Defining humanity and the process of humanization General pedagogy 4. What does pedagogy do? History of pedagogical thought 5. Comenius 6-7. Traditional and free schools (Rousseau, Pestalozzi, Herbart) 8. Reform pedagogy and the contemporary alternative schools 9. John Dewey - democratic education Work of teachers and teachers' knowledge 10. Learning styles 11. School socialization 12.Teacher authority and classroom management 13.Nonverbal interventions 14. Written examination

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The aim is to develop a theoretical basis for the future development of teacher identity in the following areas: general pedagogy, education, historical development of pedagogical thought, history of Czech schooling with a focus on the 1920-1940s, alternative education, teachers' knowledge, sociology of education, conceptualizing a pupil as a subject of education, and basic approaches to classroom management.
Students should acquire theoretical knowledge required for developing teacher identity in the following areas: general pedagogy, education as a basic requirement for a social development and a cultivation of humanness, history of educational ideas with a specific focus on the tension between free education and the traditional schooling, history of reform schooling in Czechoslovakia in the 1920's and 1930's, issues in alternative education, teachers' knowledge, sociology of education, and classroom management and discipline.
not require

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Final written test
Recommended literature
  • JANIŠ, K., KRAUS, B., VACEK, P.:. Kapitoly ze základů pedagogiky, Hradec Králové, Gaudeamus. 2007.
  • JŮVA, V. sen.+ jun.:. Úvod do pedagogiky. Brno, Paido. 1995.
  • PRŮCHA, J.:. Přehled pedagogiky. Praha, Portál..

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): Fundamentals of manufacturing engineering for education (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer