PSYb1100 Psychology of education

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. PhDr. Šárka Portešová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ondřej Straka (lecturer)
Mgr. Vendula Šamajová (lecturer)
Mgr. Veronika Hanáčková (lecturer)
Mgr. Petra Daňsová (lecturer)
Mgr. Veronika Šromová (lecturer)
Mgr. David Macek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Šárka Portešová, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Wed 7. 10. 14:00–15:40 P52, Wed 21. 10. 14:00–15:40 P52, Wed 4. 11. 14:00–15:40 P52, Wed 18. 11. 14:00–15:40 P52, Wed 2. 12. 14:00–15:40 P52, Wed 16. 12. 14:00–15:40 P52, Wed 6. 1. 14:00–15:40 P52
! PSY110 Psychology of education && ( PSY103 Developmental psychology I || PSYb1030 Developmental psychology I )
The course Psychology of education presupposes the knowledge previously obtained particularly in the course of Developmental psychology. This knowledge constitutes a starting point of each thematic module, it is thus necessary for students to have adequate understanding of developmental issues before the beginning of the course and if need be, to brush up. The course is tought in Czech language.
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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 30/30, only registered: 6/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 6/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course presents an introduction to basic theoretical and methodological questions pertaining to upbringing and education, as viewed from the perspective of educational and school psychology. During the course students will orient themselves in the most important concepts, theories and principles related to the process of education and will get acquainted with the possibilities of psychological interventions into this process. The scope of the course is wide enough to encompass all stages of educational system (preschool education, education in elementary and in high schools as well as tertiary and live-long education) and it enables students to broaden and deepen previous information from developmental psychology and acquire the ability to apply them on relevant problems of school education and extracurricular activities. Thematically the course deals with social, cognitive and neuropsychological aspects of learning, personal and motivational characteristics of both pupils and teachers, social climate and overall school environment, and supplementary it also presents selected alternative educational systems.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, student will be able to:
Understand basic concepts and theories of educational and school psychology and perceive the relation of these disciplines to other fields of psychology;
Follow the development of educational and school psychology as a field, be well informed about current trends and topics, that are at the center of attention within this field;
Apply the knowledge of mental development on problems related to upbringing and education;
Comprehend basic aspects of pupils' motivation for learning and education and apprehend factors, that may disrupt such motivation;
Perceive the teaching as a continuous, long-term process and recognize the significance of personal characteristics and teaching style of the educator on its outcomes;
Understand the social nature of school and classroom and perceive, how these factors affect the teaching-learning process as well as the development of pupils' personality;
Demonstrate elementary knowledge of widespread alternative educational systems, describe their advantages and drawbacks from the perspective of psychology, compare their methods and procedures with methods and procedures traditionally employed in mainstream education;
Individually acquire and broaden the information on processes, phenomena and concepts, that are too specific to be part of the educational and school psychology basics
  • Detailed schedule, including the characterization of particular lectures, is presented in the interactive schedule of the course. The course is entirely taught in Czech language!
    required literature
  • Rozsah povinné literatury k nastudování sdělí jednotliví vyučující vždy na závěr svého výukového bloku.
    recommended literature
  • Jackson, C., Henderson, M., Frank, J. W., & Haw, S. J. (2012). An overview of prevention of multiple risk behaviour in adolescence and young adulthood. Journal of Public Health (Oxf).
  • Emmer, E. T., & Stough, L. M. (2001). Classroom management: A critical part of educational psychology, with implications for teacher education. Educational Psychologist, 36(2), 103-112.
  • Seifert, K. Educational Psychology. Dostupné online:
  • Larson, J. E. (2009). Educational psychology. Publikace dostupná v e-zdrojích MUNI
  • Luciarello, J. & Naff, D. (2013). How Do I Get My Students Over Their Alternative Conceptions (Misconceptions) for Learning?. Dostupné online na stránkách Americké psychologické asociace:
  • Ming-tak, H., & Wai-shing, L. (2008). Classroom Management : Creating a Positive Learning Environment. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press. Marzano, R. J., Marzano, J. S. & Pickering, D. (2009). Classroom management that works: research-based strategi
  • LACINOVÁ, Lenka, Petr MACEK, Tomotaka UMEMURA, Dana SERYJOVÁ JUHOVÁ, Eliška HORSKÁ, Lenka PIVODOVÁ, Jakub KRAUS and Petra DAŇSOVÁ. Všichni moji blízcí : adolescenti a dospělí kolem nich (All my loved ones : Adolescents and adults around them). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2018. 115 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-9161-0. Munispace info
  • DELANEY, Marie. Attachment for teachers : the essential guide for trainee teachers and NQTs : building confidence and skils for working with the challenging effects of attachment difficulties on behaviour and learning. First published. [London?]: Worth Publishing, 2017. x, 182. ISBN 9781903269374. info
  • HEJNÝ, Milan and František KUŘINA. Dítě, škola a matematika : konstruktivistické přístupy k vyučování. Třetí vydání. Praha: Portál, 2015. 232 stran. ISBN 9788026209010. info
  • Handbook of classroom management. Edited by Edmund T. Emmer - Edward James Sabornie. Second edition. New York: Routledge, 2015. x, 605. ISBN 9780415660334. info
  • FONTANA, David. Psychologie ve školní praxi : příručka pro učitele. Vyd. 4. Praha: Portál, 2014. 383 s. ISBN 9788026207412. info
  • MAREŠ, Jiří. Pedagogická psychologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2013. 702 s. ISBN 9788026201748. info
  • KREJČOVÁ, Lenka. Žáci potřebují přemýšlet : co pro to mohou udělat jejich učitelé. Vydání první. Praha: Portál, 2013. 174 stran. ISBN 9788026204961. info
  • MONTESSORI, Maria. Od dětství k dospívání. Translated by Pavel Dufek. Vydání 1. Praha: Triton, 2011. 117 stran. ISBN 9788073874780. info
  • PIAGET, Jean and Bärbel INHELDER. Psychologie dítěte. Vyd. 5., V nakl. Portál 4. Praha: Portál, 2007. 143 s. ISBN 9788073672638. info
  • GEDDES, Heather. Attachment in the classroom : the links between children's early experience, emotional well-being and performance in school. First published. London: Worth Publishing, 2006. vii, 152. ISBN 9781903269084. info
  • MARZANO, Robert J., Jana S. MARZANO and Debra PICKERING. Classroom management that works : research-based strategies for every teacher. Alexandria: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2003. iii, 143. ISBN 0871207931. info
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, Marie. Kognitivní a sociální psychologie žáka základní školy. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2001. 304 s. ISBN 8024601818. info
  • MAREŠ, Jiří and Jaro KŘIVOHLAVÝ. Komunikace ve škole. Vydání první. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1995. 210 stran. ISBN 8021010703. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, model situation solving and individual study.
Assessment methods
Semestral assignment - specifics are given in the interactive schedule of the course. Final exam - written test.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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