Course: Psychology of Sense and Responsibility

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Course title Psychology of Sense and Responsibility
Course code KPSY/PSOFK
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Nohavová Alena, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Topics (order is non-obligatory): I. Mutual Introduction. Inquiry: Students´ Motive and Expectancy. Rules of Seminar as a Workshop: What to refresh of Psychology (personal, educational, social). II. Basic Notions. Inquiry + Discussion: Responsibility or (and) Accountability "per se"? III. Sense of Education and Upbringing: for Parents and other Educators. IV. Sense of Life. Sense of looking for Sense. Metamorphosis (Stages) of Love. V. Sense of Family. Impact of "family Culture" on Attitudes and responsible Behaviour of Children and Adults as well. VI. Psychological Significance of Childhood for subsequent Human Life. Giving - and Reception (Acquisition) VII. Family - and Individual Role (Position) in different Civilisations - and in Metamorphoses of our, so cold "Christian", Culture. VIII. Psychological Sense of Myth, Superstition, Prejudice, Partiality, ... Religion. Myths of: Societies and Companies (national, club), Families, Individual, ..., Gender-Myths. IX. Psychological Sense of Customs, Rituals, Habits, Usages of: Feeding, Communication, ... X. Self-Reflection and Prayer: Concentration, Contemplation, Meditation, ... XI. Sense of Aggression and Aggressiveness in Nature - and in modern Community. FIGHT vs positive STRIVING for s.t. XII. Psychological Sense of ACTUAL Difficulties (Diseases, Disorders, Maladies) for Next Progress and Health (Wellness). XIII. Who - and to Whom - is responsible in globalised and multicultural World? Psychological Sense of Xenophobia and Racism. XIV. Concluding "CONFERENCE": Presentation of Portfolios, Projects and Essays.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Monitoring, Demonstration, Projection, Laboratory, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
Training seminar is directed at psychological aspects of guiding students for finding of their personal life-sense, as well as for bringing up them to acceptance of personal responsibility. It offers for expectant-teachers a possibility to positive approach towards handling such educational problems, as child or adolescent delinquency, drug and other dependences, aggressiveness, listlessness, bullying, a.s.o. The goal of seminar is mastering of "know-how" for management of as well individuals, as groups.
Psychological aspects of looking for a sense: of the life, education, self-development and personal responsibility. The seminar offers a variety of positive, accepting approach towards even if negative social and educational phenomena like ennui, intolerance, drug - and other dependeces, aggressiveness, bullying, delinquency.
not required

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Student performance assessment, Interview, Questionnaire, Anamnestic method, Student portfolio analysis

OBLIGATIONS: A. continuing - for whole course: 1. PORTFOLIO - as "WORKING-DIARY" continuously created collection of pieces of knowledge for own future expectant professional role. 2. REPORT, Supplementary Report or Poster (optional), e.g. case-study 3. PROJECTS (optional) 4. ESSAYS (optional) to actual Themes of Seminary B. CLOSING OBLIGATION: Essay "WHAT I CARRY OFF THE SEMINAR AND RELATED ACTIVITIES TO MY PROFESSIONAL PRAXIS." C. Credit "CONFERENCE": Presentation of Portfolios, Projects and Essays.
Recommended literature
  • Frankl:. Vůle ke smyslu. Cesta, 1995.
  • Heidbrink:. Psychologie morálního vývoje. Praha, Portál, 1997.
  • Krebs, V. a kol. Sociální politika. Praha: ASPI, 2007. ISBN 80-7357-050-5.
  • Lucasová:. Logoterapie ve výchově. Praha, Portál, 1998.

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 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter