Course: Introduction to Methodology for Teachers

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Course title Introduction to Methodology for Teachers
Course code KPEP/ZMK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 3
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Vítečková Miluše, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Guidelines for bachelor's thesis working out. 2. Basic concepts, ethical principles, approaches to research. 3. Formulation of research objective, and of research problem. Research project. 4. Quantitative research. Formulation of hypotheses. 5. Qualitative research. 6. Questionnaire, interview, observation, scale. 7. Quantitative and qualitative data processing. 8. Experiment. Tests.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with preparation procedure of scientific project, basic methods suitable for data collecting, research ethics and limits of individual procedures. On the basis of practical exercises to familiarize them with processes they can use within writing of their own works, especially diploma thesis.
At the end of the course students will know: principles of basic qualitative and quantitative research methods, interpret the data, design simple qualitative and quantitative researches. Methodological knowledge and skills of students are developed through their own research survey.
Prerequisites
not required

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar work

Active participation. To work out scientific project, realization of research survey and results presentation.
Recommended literature
  • GAVORA, P.:. Úvod do pedagogického výzkumu. Brno: Paido, 2010.
  • HENDL, J.:. Kvalitativní výzkum. Praha: Portál, 2005.
  • CHRÁSKA, M.:. Metody pedagogického výzkumu. Praha: Grada, 2007.
  • SKUTIL, M. et al.:. Základy pedagogicko-psychologického výzkumu pro studenty učitelství. Praha: Portál, 2011.
  • ŠVAŘÍČEK, R.-ŠEĎOVÁ, K.:. Kvalitativní výzkum v pedagogických vědách. Praha: Portál, 2008.


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): Teaching for the First level of primary school (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer