Course: Intercultural Education And Self-Education

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Course title Intercultural Education And Self-Education
Course code KPSY/IVSZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Štefánková Zuzana, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Mrhálek Tomáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The seminar follows the lecture Intercultural education and self-education (IVSZ). It focuses on the practical application of knowledge gained in cross-cultural psychology lectures and their applications in interpersonal relationships, especially in an educational context. The seminar will use a variety of techniques to increase the sensitive perception and acceptance of their own and other cultures, differences and similarities between them, and further to train skills in intercultural communication, discussion of current topics. The emphasis is on personal understanding and involvement of the students. Sub-themes / topics Personal and ethnic identity, my and strange, different region - different habits, my approach to new and different, a tolerant teacher - tolerant pupils ?, current intercultural topics in the society, etc.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Monitoring, Demonstration, Projection, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The aim of this seminar is to impart basic knowledge and basic skills regarding the issues of multiculturality. Emphasis will be placed on personal understanding and involvement. It is intended to improve intercultural communication skills through discussions, presentations about various cultures and subcultures, and some experiential exercises and it is expected to stimulate intercultural self-education.
The students are expected to acquire deeper understanding of situations and relations within the multicultural context. They will further improve their skills in relating to people from culturally different backgrounds: e.g., in their interpretation and approach to problem-solving in conflict situations, the feeling of commitment -along with the skills- to foster friendly multicultural environment.
not require

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Active participation with frequent attendance, presentation of a current event / problem within the social life that is "intercultural" interesting in class.
Recommended literature
  • INTERKULTURNÍ VÝCHOVA na portálu katedry..
  • Interkulturní vzdělávání. Příručka nejen pro středoškolské pedagogy. Projekt varianty Člověk v tísni, 2002.
  • BAKALÁŘ,P.:. Psychologie Romů, Votobia Praha, 2004.
  • BERRY, J.W., POORTINGA, Y.H., SEGALL, M.H. & DASEN, P.R.:. Cross-cultural psychology: Research and applications, Cambridge, VB, Cambridge University Press,1992..
  • BERRY, J.W., SEGALL, M.H., KAGITÇIBASI, C. (eds.):. Handbook of cross-cultural psychology (2-nd ed.), Boston, MA, Allyn & Bacon,1997..
  • Kolektiv:. Romové v České republice, Praha, Socioklub-Expedice, 1999..
  • NAVRÁTIL, P. a kolektiv:. Romové v české společnosti, Praha, Portál, 2003..
  • Pike G., Selby D.:. Cvičení a hry pro globální výchovu 1. a 2. Praha 2000 a 2001..
  • PRŮCHA, J.:. Multikulturní výchova: Teorie - praxe - výzkum, ISV, Praha, 2001.
  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, T. (ED.):. Menšiny a migranti v České republice, Praha, Portál, 2001.
  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, T. (Ed).:. Výchova k toleranci a proti rasismu. Praha 1998.
  • ZELOVÁ,A.:. Medzikultúrna psychológia.In VÝROST,J., SLAMĚNÍK,I.: Sociální psychologie, ISV, Praha, 2001.

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): Common module (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter