Ze0127 Introduction into Geography

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
RNDr. Hana Svobodová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Hana Svobodová, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
Ze0127/01: each odd Thursday 8:00–9:50 učebna 5, except Thu 27. 10., H. Svobodová
Ze0127/02: each odd Thursday 13:00–14:50 učebna 5, except Thu 27. 10., H. Svobodová
Prerequisite is knowledge of geographical curriculum and application of geographical skills in the extend of curriculum of primary school and grammar school.
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 course presents geography as a science with it's methods of research, with it's object of study and it's partial disciplines. It focuses on the development of geographical thinking and building the identity of a geography teacher.

The goals of the course are:
A student
-defines the object of studying geography and geographical research methods;
- gives examples of technologies and forms of field teaching that can be used in the teaching of geography;
- includes geographic curriculum in the thematic areas of the FEP EE of the educational field of geography.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- describe the structure of geographical disciplines and their interrelationships,
- to list Czech and international geographic societies, basic sources of geographic data, both for expert analyzes and for use in school practice,
- to select and apply appropriate geographical research methods,
- use basic ICT tools for the work of the geographer;
- ask relevant geographic questions,
- describe the forms of field education, its benefits and barriers for geographic education,
- include the selected geography curriculum in the FEP EE structure.
  • Seminar syllabus:
  • 1a) Introduction to the study of geography, position of geography in the system of sciences, 1b) History of geography - from description to geographical thinking
  • 2) Methods in geography
  • 3) Technology and fieldwork in geography education
  • 4) FEP EE and concepts in geography education
  • 5) Linking of geography education at Department of Geography
    required literature
  • Česká geografická společnost. www.geography.cz
  • Rámcový vzdělávací program pro základní vzdělávání. MŠMT, 2021. info
    not specified
  • Berry, R. Thinking Geography. Macmillan, 206.
  • DOWNS, Roger M. Almanach geografie. Praha: Sanoma Magazines Praha, 2006. 496 s. ISBN 8070262672. info
Teaching methods
seminar, group/individual work, fieldwork
Assessment methods
In obtain the mark, it is necessary to complete the assigned exercises within the set deadline. Then it is neccessary to pass a written test including theory for min. 60%. The student submits a portfolio of exercises for the 1st semester of study.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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