Course: Educational and School Psychology

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Course title Educational and School Psychology
Course code KPSY/PGSFK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Man František, prof. PhDr. CSc.
  • Kučera Dalibor, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Educational Psychology - the state of Art 2. Learning - some theories of learning 3. Determinants of school achievement, personality of teacher 4. Gifted child 5. Classroom expectations (self-fulfilling prophecy, Pygmalion in the classroom, causal attributions, influencing school achievements with handicaps students 6. Social psychological aspects of the classroom (Group process. Influence of student-student interaction on school outcomes) 7. Psychological specificity of educational methods 8. Creativity in the classroom 9. Motivation and volition in schools 10. Learned helplessness and learned optimisms 11. Conflict, stress, frustration, positive and negative emotions in the classrooms 12. Frequent mental disorders (diseases), asocial and antisocial manifestation (behavior) 13. Learning from text, learning from symbolical material 14. Classroom climate, school climate

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses), Work activities (workshops)
Learning outcomes
Subject starts from the knowledge of the General Psychology, Personality and his/her development. The aim is obtaining picture on content and possibilities of the field in connection with cognitive, emotional, motivational and volitional determinants of successful achievement in comprehensive schools Understanding of psychological basis of learning and teaching with emphasizing of Self Regulated Learning, socialization especially in the family and school-setting in the comprehensive schools will follow. Orientation in the basic diagnostic (assessment) approaches and tools of the classmates, classrooms and parents. Intellect and now-intellect variables of the successful school-achievement will also be included.
Student should be able to orient themselves in school and educational psychology; students should be able to manage Essentials diagnostic (assessment) tools provided for the teachers of elementary/secondary/high school.
not require

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Student performance assessment

Report (statement) to one of the topic in seminar, seminars work at the end of Semester, test, oral examination.
Recommended literature
  • Sborník Mezinárodní klasifikace nemocí 10. revize. Duševní poruchy a poruchy chování. Praha, Psychiatrické centrum 1992.
  • Cangelosi, J.S.:. Strategie řízení třídy. Praha, Portál 1994.
  • Čáp, J., Mareš, J.:. Psychologie pro učitele. Praha, Portál 2001.
  • Čáp, J.:. Psychologie výchovy a vyučování. Praha, UK 1993.
  • Drapela. V. J.:. Přehled teorií osobnosti. Praha, Portál 1997.
  • Fontana, D.:. Psychologie ve školní praxi. Praha, Portál, 1996.
  • Henning, C., Keller, G.:. Antistresový program pro učitele. Praha, Portál 1996.
  • Hrabal, V. - Man, F. - Pavelková, I.:. Psychologické otázky motivace ve škole. Praha, SPN, 1984.
  • Kaplan, P.S.:. Educational Psychology for Tomorrow´s Teacher. St. Paul. New York. Los Angeles. San Francisco: West Publishing Company. 1990.
  • Reynolds, C. R. & Gutkin, T. B.:. The Handbook of School Psychology. New York: J. Wiley & Sons. Inc. 1998.
  • Rost, D. H. (Hrsg.):. Handwörterbuch Pedagogische Psychologie, PVU, Weinheim, 2006.
  • Zelinková, O.:. Poruchy učení. Praha, Portál 2003.

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