TI9006a E-COURSE: Recycling – Everything You Can Make Out of Waste

Faculty of Education
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Karel Picka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jitka Šťastná (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Petr Vybíral, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Vybíral, Ph.D.
Department of Technical Education and Information Science – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Mgr. Jitka Šťastná
Supplier department: Department of Technical Education and Information Science – Faculty of Education
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 88/100, only registered: 10/100, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/100
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to acquaint users with current trends in the field of upcycling and the possibilities of using otherwise waste material.
Learning outcomes
After completing this course, participants will be able to use the learned techniques for their own use and creation of their projects.
  • The course will take participants through a variety of areas of production that is friendly to nature and the wallet, while offering lots of tips for their own practical design and re-use of otherwise unnecessary "waste".
  • textile recycling and upcycling
  • use of wood waste (pallets, old hardboard and other "waste")
  • what about unnecessary plastics?
  • how to use old containers (eg food or wine glasses)?
  • what about toilet paper rolls?
  • how to make home (recy) cosmetics without chemicals?
  • what about old paper, used tea and a box of muesli? (paper mache, scrapbook paper at home, notebooks)
  • how to use food or beverage cans and their components?
  • We will find the answer to all these questions together.
    recommended literature
  • Technology of Paper Recycling. 1994. Springer Netherlands, 1994. ISBN 0751400173.
  • https://www.diycraftsy.com/recycling-ideas/
  • LAURE, Marie, Pham BOURWENS a Steffie BROCOLI. My DIY Afternoon: Recycling. 2019. Tate Publishing, 56 s. ISBN 9781849766524.
  • A culture of recycling/recycling culture? Edited by Wojciech Kalaga - Marzena Kubisz - Jacek Mydla. Frankfurt am Main: Lang, Peter Frankfurt. 177 p. ISBN 9783653009415. 2011. info
Teaching methods
Teaching takes place remotely - independent study of the interactive syllabus of the e-course (= own independent study according to your own time possibilities and your own pace WITHOUT the teacher's presence), consultations during the semester.
Assessment methods
After reading the e-learning, it is necessary to successfully 1. pass the intermediate tests from the individual chapters of the course during the semester, 2. submit at least 2 photos of finished handmade products to the course submission (i.e. photos of at least 2 handmade products). Products can be created according to the outline or at your own discretion. And 3. pass the final test (20 questions / 30 min.) with an 80% success rate. There are ongoing consultations in the subject.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Note related to how often the course is taught: online kurz v rozsahu 50 hod.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: online course lasting 50 hours (25 hours study of professional texts and e-learning curricula, 23 hours making products according to the instructions for each of the e-learning topics, 2 hours preparation of practical outputs for your own presentation at.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023.
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