PSYb2610 Psychology of Education - Applications

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2021

The course is not taught in Spring 2021

Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. PhDr. Šárka Portešová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Michal Jabůrek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Dana Seryjová Juhová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ondřej Straka (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Šárka Portešová, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
! PSY261 Psychology of Education - Applications && ( PSY110 Psychology of education || PSYb1100 Psychology of education )
The main prerequisite is succesful completion of the course PSY110 (Psychology of Education).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 18 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The goal of the course is to supplement theoretical knowledge in the domain of educational psychology with practical skills and self-experience. The potential of simple assessment, intervention planning and hands-on methods of solving problems arising during education and upbringing is demonstrated on model examples by way of project learning. Accent will be put on the individual work while preparing a model lesson aimed at the development of metacognitive strategies.
Learning outcomes
After the completion of the course, student will be able to: Carry out an analysis – assessment of learning strategies of a concrete pupil. Identify deficiencies that affect learning. Suggest how to overcome current difficulties. Summarize metacognitive approaches applicable to particular school subjects.
  • Learning as a specific skill and as a form of self-experience. Metacognitive strategies. The relationship of metacognition and intelligence. Opportunities for intervention by way of fostering metacognitive strategies Basic principles of succesful metacognitive training in school and in home environment. Applying metacognitive approaches to pupils of different ages. Applying metacognition on particular school subjects. Evaluation of metacognitive techniques.
  • LOKAJÍČKOVÁ, Veronika. Metakognice – vymezení pojmu a jeho uchopení v kontextu výuky (Metacognition - Definition of the Concept and its Application in the Context of Teaching). Pedagogika. 2014, vol. 64, No 3, p. 287-306. ISSN 0031-3815. URL info
  • PRAVDOVÁ, Blanka. Podpora metakognice v pregraduální přípravě studentů učitelství (Promoting metacognition whithin undergraduate preparation of student teachers). In Duchovičová, J., Babulicová, Z., Zelená. H. Medzinárodný dialóg o pedagogických a psychologických aspektoch edukácie. Nitra. Nitra, 2013. p. 60-68, 566 pp. ISBN 978-80-558-0501-6. info
  • FISHER, Robert. Učíme děti myslet a učit se : praktický průvodce strategiemi vyučování. Translated by Karel Balcar. Vydání třetí. Praha: Portál, 2011. 172 stran. ISBN 9788026200437. info
  • ČÁP, Jan and Jiří MAREŠ. Psychologie pro učitele. Vydání druhé. Praha: Portál, 2007. 655 stran. ISBN 9788073672737. info
  • GAVORA, Peter. Učitel a žáci v komunikaci. Translated by Veronika Lyková. Brno: Paido, 2005. 165 stran. ISBN 8073151049. info
  • MAREŠ, Jiří. Styly učení žáků a studentů. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 1998. 239 s. ISBN 80-7178-246-7. info
  • GAVORA, Peter. Žiak a text. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Slovenské pedagogické nakladateľstvo, 1992. ISBN 8008003332. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparation, planning of one lesson designated for fostering metacognitive strategies of primary school pupils, group discussion, implementation of previously prepared lesson in an actual elementary school, evaluation.
Assessment methods
homeworks, reading
group project, presentation
exam - written test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.

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