Ze0118 Field Practice in Social Geography

Faculty of Education
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/2.6. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Jozef Lopuch (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Hana Svobodová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Hana Svobodová, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Kateřina Brabcová
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Preconditions are represented by good knowledge from individual socio- and economic-geographical sciences.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to gain basic knowledge and skills necessary for socio- and economic –geographical knowledge in everyday life and practice of public administration. The prerequisite for this is a good mastery of traditional geographical practices, including search for news on the Internet and in newspapers.
Learning outcomes
After the course the student will be able to:
- analyze current problems of social and economic development of the city,
- implement of the results of field research into teaching at a elementary school in the form of case studies.
  • Students work individually on specific case problem from social and economic geography, which includes analysis of the territory and the subsequent synthesis and presentation of the results. Within the output processing using conventional methods such as geographic research. Questionnaire survey, controlled interviews with selected representatives of state and local governments in the visited area, suggest possible improvements and measures suitable for the development of the locality or region. Students can pre-prepare relevant documents for a specified topics related to the visited location / region, so that together cover the entire spectrum of socio-geographic issues.
    required literature
  • HOFMANN, Eduard, Pavel KORVAS and Petr POLÁČEK. Multimediální učebnice pro terénní výuku (Multimedial textbook for fieldwork). Brno: Pedagogická fakulta, Masarykova univerzita, Brno, 2008. 23 pp. info
  • KUNC, Josef, Václav TOUŠEK, Jiří VYSTOUPIL, Petr DANĚK, Pavel KLAPKA, Ondřej MULÍČEK, Daniel SEIDENGLANZ, Zdeněk SZCZYRBA, Michal VANČURA, Antonín VĚŽNÍK, Milan VITURKA and Petr TONEV. Ekonomická a sociální geografie (Economic and social geography). 1. vydání. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, s.r.o., 2008. 411 pp. učebnice vysokých škol. ISBN 978-80-7380-114-4. info
    recommended literature
  • WOKOUN, René. Regionální rozvoj a jeho management v České republice. Vyd. 1. Praha: Oeconomica, 2007. 244 s. ISBN 9788024513010. info
  • Management regionální politiky a reforma veřejné správy. Edited by René Wokoun - Pavel Mates. Praha: Linde, 2006. 351 s. ISBN 8072016083. info
Teaching methods
Fieldwork, individual work.
Assessment methods
Submission and defense of the thesis according to the criteria specified at the introductory seminar (the topic of the practice varies each year).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 4 dny.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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