DUCIT Teaching Lab

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/1. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
RNDr. Tomáš Effenberger, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Martin Ukrop, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Foltýnek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Martin Jonáš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Bc. Marek Macho (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Tomáš Foltýnek, Ph.D.
Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: Mgr. Tomáš Foltýnek, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Faculty of Informatics
Mon 10:00–11:50 A220
The student is teaching at least 1 hour of seminars every week. The course is open for students of all levels (bachelor, master, doctoral).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 24 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 15/24, only registered: 0/24, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/24
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Develop competencies for conducting useful seminars.
Learning outcomes
The student will improve in the following skills:
- explaining that is helpful;
- interacting with the group in a way that makes all the students to actively participate;
- assign clear tasks and change their difficulty as needed;
- help stuck students and support their thinking;
- provide a useful feedback;
- set desirable norms in the class;
- further improve through the reflection of their teaching.
  • Good first seminar
  • Skills of a teacher
  • Interaction with a group
  • Interaction with an individual
  • Goals and preparation
  • Structuring a seminar
  • Assigning tasks, difficulty
  • Grading and feedback
  • Explaining and organizing knowledge
  • Students' motivation
    recommended literature
  • WILSON, Greg. Teaching Tech Together: How to Make Your Lessons Work and Build a Teaching Community around Them. 1st Edition. Chapman and Hall/CRC. 248 pp. ISBN 978-0-367-35297-4. 2019. Full version of the book available online. info
  • AMBROSE, Susan A. How learning works : seven research-based principles for smart teaching. Edited by Richard E. Mayer. 1st ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. xxii, 301. ISBN 9780470484104. 2010. info
  • PETTY, Geoffrey. Teaching today : a practical guide. 4th ed. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes. vii, 614. ISBN 9781408504154. 2009. info
  • BAIN, Ken. What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 207 p. ISBN 9780674013254. 2004. info
  • WEINSTEIN, Yana, Megan SUMERACKI and Oliver CAVIGLIOLI. Understanding how we learn : a visual guide. First edition. Abingdon: Routledge. x, 165. ISBN 9781138561724. 2019. info
Teaching methods
Interactive lectures, model situations with analysis, group discussion, practical training of teaching skills, peer visits at the seminars, reflection of the teaching.
Assessment methods
The requirements are active participation in classes, peer visits (providing feedback on teaching of another teaching assistant), and portfolio documenting the work on the competency to teach (e.g., readings, reflection of one's own teaching).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Učitel omezuje zápis na studenty, kteří aktuálně vedou cvičení.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2023, recent)
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