Course: Educational and School Psychology

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Course title Educational and School Psychology
Course code KPSY/PGSK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
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
  • Man František, prof. PhDr. CSc.
  • Nota Josef, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Educational psychology - the state of the art and its relations mainly to school and counseling psychology. 2. Learning. Some theories, kinds of learning, laws of learning. 3. Mastery learning (orientation) versus helpless learning (orientation). 4. General and specific determinants of learning performance. 5. Personality of the teacher and his/her competencies. Training of the educational and social skills. 6. Gifted children 7. Classroom expectations (self-fulfilling prophecy, Pygmalion in the classroom, attributions, etc.) 8. How handicaps influence student achievement? 9. Variables that contribute to pupil's growth. 10. Interaction and communication in schools. 11. Social groups and their efficiency (effectively). 12. Socialization: substantial and types. 13. Classroom as a social group (assessment of the interpersonal relations). 14. Psychological starting points of the educational methods. 15. Psychological aspects of pupil's creativity and its facilitation. 16. Motivation and volition in schools - basic conceptualization (cognitive motivation, self-determinates motivation, achievement motivation, social motivation, Action Control according to Julius Kuhl). 17. Influence of the pupils learning motivation (goal-settings, attributions, reference norms, flow experience, interest, etc.) 18. Pupil with some learning difficulties (disabilities). 19. Underachieving pupil(s). 20. Learned helplessness and learned optimisms in schools. 21. Paradoxical effects of teacher's motivational approaches. 22. Stress and negative emotions in schools (also with coping strategies). 23. Frequently occurred mind diseases and behavioral diseases in the school age. 24. Leisure time. 25. Asocial and antisocial manifestation (behavior). 26. Child interpretation of the word and basic approach to learning. 27. Family and education. 28. Structure of the subject matter (curriculum). 29. Learning from the text. 30. Learning from the pictures. 31. Self-regulated learning. 32. Coping in schools. 33. Classroom climate.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses)
Learning outcomes
Cognitive, emotional, motivational and will determinants of successful performance in elementary schools. Psychological bases of learning and teaching. Interactions and communications in the classroom. Socialization in elementary schools with emphasizing education in the family. Some assessment methods with can be used, by the teacher(s) in elementary schools in relation to pupils, classmates and parents.
Student will be oriented in the problems of Educational and School Psychology. Student will be able to apply basis assessment methods with relevancy for the teacher in elementary schools.
not require

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Combined exam

Paper at the end of the course, test, and 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, Portál, Praha 1996..
  • Henning, C., Keller, G.:. Antistresový program pro učitele. Praha, Portál 1996..
  • Hrabal, V., Man, F., Pavelková, I.:. Psychologické otázky motivace ve škole, SPN, Praha 1984, 1989..
  • Kaplan, P.S. (1990). Educational Psychology for Tomorrow´s Teacher. St. Paul. New York..
  • Rost, D. H. (Hrsg.):. Handwörterbuch Pedagogische Psychologie, PVU, Weinheim..
  • 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): Teaching for the First level of primary school (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter