SZ6000 The Introduction into Education and Psychology

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Jarmila Bradová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jana Kratochvílová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Kateřina Lojdová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Josef Lukas, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Škarková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Kohoutek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radek Pospíšil, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Gabriela Šimková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Škubalová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Bc. Dagmar Husárová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Kateřina Lojdová, Ph.D.
Department of Education – Faculty of Education
Supplier department: Department of Education – Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
SZ6000/01: Wed 9:00–10:50 učebna 50, K. Lojdová, J. Lukas
SZ6000/02: Wed 11:00–12:50 učebna 50, K. Lojdová, J. Lukas
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! NOWANY ( SZ6600 Introduction to Education and Psychology )
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 790 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 529/790, only registered: 1/790, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 1/790
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is:
  • to provide students with basic orientation in the broad issue of teaching and assistant jobs.

  • Students will become acquainted with basic terminology and content of education and psychology so that they can use the knowledge not only in follow-up courses, but also in refining their professional thinking.

    The aim of the course is:
  • to introduce basic terminology, theories and development of education, general psychology and psychology of personality;
  • show students relationships between education and psychology and other socio-scientific fields;
  • indicate possibilities of usage of education and psychology knowledge in teaching and assistant jobs.

  • Completion of the course is a prerequisite for studying other educational and psychological disciplines.

    Two-hour lectures will be taught by teachers from the department of education and the department of psychology.
    Learning outcomes
    After completing the course, the student will be able to:
  • understand the basics and terminology of education and psychology;
  • read common educational and psychological texts for teacher, understand them and think about them creatively;
  • distinguish between academic education and psychology knowledge and common popular education and psychology knowledge.
  • Syllabus
    • Main topics:
    • 1. Education as a scientific field. Determinants for upbringing and education. Basic categories and terminology.
    • 2. Object of psychology and its development. Conditionality of psyche. Cognition, sensation and perception.
    • 3. Process of upbringing and education. Chosen models of upbringing and education.
    • 4. Attention, memory, imagination. Thinking, problem solving.
    • 5. Educational professions and their fundamentals. Reflection a self-reflection of a teacher. Professional portfolio.
    • 6. Thinking and speech. Intelligence, abilities. Creativity.
    • 7. Pupil at school. Characteristics of pupils (gender, social status, etc.).
    • 8. Learning. Learning outcomes, types of learning. Emotions.
    • 9. National curriculum and educational standards. School as an institution, organization, community.
    • 10. Personality – term, definition, structure and dynamics. Motivation, needs.
    • 11. School system in the Czech Republic. Results and effects of education.
    • 12. Stress, stressors, burnout syndrome, psycho-hygiene. Volition a volition processes, decision-making.
    • Additional information:
    • Cross-sectional topics
    • 1. Educational aspects of inclusion, diversity (inclusion) from the point of view of education and psychology.
    • 2. How to use findings from education and psychology.
    • 3. Professional portfolio of a teacher – characteristics.
      required literature
    • PRŮCHA, Jan. Moderní pedagogika. Šesté, aktualizované a do. Praha: Portál. 483 stran. ISBN 9788026212287. 2017. info
    • VÁGNEROVÁ, Marie. Psychologie osobnosti. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum. 467 s. ISBN 9788024618326. 2010. info
    • Pedagogická encyklopedie. Edited by Tomáš Janík - Milada Rabušicová - Jan Průcha. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál. 935 s. ISBN 9788073675462. 2009. info
    • PLHÁKOVÁ, Alena. Učebnice obecné psychologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia. 472 s. ISBN 9788020014993. 2004. info
    • VÁGNEROVÁ, Marie. Základy psychologie. Vydání první. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum. 356 stran. ISBN 9788024608419. 2004. info
    • PELIKÁN, Jiří. Výchova jako teoretický problém. 1. vyd. Ostrava: Amosium servis. 234 s. ISBN 80-85498-27-8. 1995. info
      recommended literature
    • HARTL, Pavel and Helena HARTLOVÁ. Velký psychologický slovník. Vydání čtvrté, v Portál. Praha: Portál. 797 stran. ISBN 9788073676865. 2010. info
    • PRŮCHA, Jan, Eliška WALTEROVÁ and Jiří MAREŠ. Pedagogický slovník. 5. aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Portál. 322 pp. ISBN 978-80-7367-416-8. 2008. info
    • BLACK-HAWKINS, Kristine, Lani FLORIAN and Martyn ROUSE. Achievement and inclusion in schools. First published. London: Routledge. vii, 161. ISBN 9780415391986. 2007. info
    • ATKINSON, Rita L. Hilgard's introduction to psychology. Edited by Carolyn D. Smith. 13th ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt College. xxiii, 768. ISBN 015508044X. 2000. info
    • PAŘÍZEK, Vlastimil. Základy obecné pedagogiky. Praha: Pedagogická fakulta UK v Praze. 76 s. 1996. info
    Teaching methods
    Assessment methods
    written test (70 % of correct answers is needed to pass)
    Language of instruction
    Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
    The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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