Course: Diagnostics of social environment and diagnostics of pedagogy for children

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Course title Diagnostics of social environment and diagnostics of pedagogy for children
Course code KPES/SVBK2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
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
  • Jankovský Jiří, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Contents: 1) Position of special pedagogical diagnostics in special pedagogy and its relation to psychodiagnostics - competence issues and relations - historical consequence - holistic approach to personality of human - observation of areas (sides, aspects) of psychomotor development, somatic development, development of motor activity (locomotion, manipulation), development of activities (play, learning, work, hobbies), cognitive development (cognitive processes - perception, ideas, imagination, thinking), development of speech, motivation and emotional development, social development, personality development 2) Basic diagnostic methods of special pedagogic diagnostics - observation (particularly in the long term), its irreplaceability - interview, questionnaire - following (interpretation) of products of children, pupils, significance of child drawing (assessment of contents and technical aspects) - individual special pedagogical diagnostics - orientational examination of speech - orientational examination of hearing and sight - examination of laterality, laterality types - examination of school maturity (preparedness) in all areas of psychomotor development - examination of level of reading (ČQ), writing (diagnostic dictation) and counting - PLO (right-left orientation), SD (hearing differentiation), SAS (hearing analysis and synthesis) 3) Diagnostics and prevention of partial function deficits (Brigitte Sindelar) - Stimulation program "Maxík" - Instrumental Enrichment (R. Feuerstein) - Possibilities of integration/inclusion into social groups and generally into normal social life 4) Fundamentals of psychodiagnostics - validity - reliability - sensitivity of test methods - familiarization with basic test methods, performance tests (verbal, opinion), personality tests (projective techniques), tests of special abilities and partial functions (particularly with focus on organic CNS damage) - particularities of psychologist competence

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
On interdisciplinary base, introduce the students into the issue of special pedagogical diagnostics, familiarize them with basic concepts and facts related with the relevant issues and explain conditions, progress and results of education and upbringing of children (individuals) with health handicap and special educational needs, with emphasis on knowledge of social environment diagnostics that will create the necessary basis for their own intervention work.
Capabilities: The study of the subject of Special pedagogical diagnostics will provide the student with knowledge of basic concepts and with pieces of knowledge that will allow the student to reflect adequately the significance and position of special pedagogical diagnostics with regard to interdisciplinary relationships of the subject (particularly in relation to psychodiagnostics). The student will be able to perceive the issues of special pedagogical diagnostics within individual "paedies", with special stress on psychopedics, somatopedics and ethopedics. The student will apply the acquired knowledge also in the study of further subjects, being able to perceive sensitively the inter-subject relationships. That will be positively reflected both within the student's practical training during study and particularly within future performance of profession.
Preconditions: The study of special pedagogical diagnostics supposes basic knowledge and grasp of general issues of special pedagogy and psychology (particularly general psychology).

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Student performance assessment

For oral exam - knowledge of basic concepts, understanding of relationships and context (special pedagogical diagnostics and psycho-diagnostics), basic professional orientation on the issues of special pedagogical diagnostics) - grasp of professional literature - ability to apply knowledge and competence in practice
Recommended literature
  • NOVOSAD, L.:. Poradenství pro osoby se zdravotním a sociálním znevýhodněním: základy a předpoklady dobré poradenské praxe. Praha: Portál, 2009.
  • PROCHÁZKA, M.:. Sociální pedagogika. Praha: Portál, 2012.
  • PŘINOSILOVÁ, D.:. Diagnostika ve speciální pedagogice. Brno: Paido,2007.
  • SLOWÍK, J.:. Speciální pedagogika. Praha: Grada, 2007. ISBN:978-80-247-173.
  • SOBOTKOVÁ, I.:. Psychologie rodiny. Praha: Portál, 2007.

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