SZ6601 The Introduction into Education and Psychology Exercise

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. Michaela Bucková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Kateřina Lojdová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Radek Pospíšil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tereza Škubalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Stanislav Střelec, CSc.
Department of Education - Faculty of Education
Supplier department: Department of Education - Faculty of Education
Wed 12:05–12:50 kancelář vyučujícího and each odd Wednesday 13:00–13:45 učebna 34 and each even Wednesday 13:00–13:40 kancelář vyučujícího
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 is supposed to provide students with orientation in entering the practical issue of teaching and assistant professions. As a follow-up of Introduction to education and psychology course, the goal is to broaden some of the topics, which are relevant for teachers and teacher assistants. The course encourages complex understanding to problems from the point of view of education and psychology, supported by completing specific tasks. Directed discussion based on set reading (homework) will be carried out in seminars. Some diagnostic tools will be used in homework, students will try them out on themselves. Results of those methods may be used by students in their portfolios.
Learning outcomes:
• Student learns about self-reflexion, reflexion of his/her activity in educational process, needs of the pupils and educational process.
• Student understands the term of self-reflexion and the meaning of self-reflexion in teaching profession and assistant of teacher profession.
• Student can search for educational and psychological publications and understands them.
• Student can write a short professional text, can cite according to the APA citation norm.
• Student can define education and psychology and can think critically about application of educational and psychological findings in teaching profession or teacher assistant profession.
  • The main topics:
  • 1.-2. Introduction, expectations and needs of the students, motivational video, discussion on the video.
  • 3.-4. The processes of upbringing and education: characteristics, meanings, personal experience. Temperament and education – formulation of recommendations for teachers based on temperament test results and on personal experience.
  • 5.-6. Usability of findings of education and psychology in teaching and assistant professions – examples. Current topics of teaching professions (e.g. the standard of a teacher or who is a good teacher?).
  • 7.-8. The teacher – his profession, identity and development. Confrontation with research message. Self-reflexion of a teacher (a student teacher) – reflexion of educational process and own role in it.
  • 9.-10. Creation of professional portfolio of a teacher student (a teacher assistant, a teacher).
  • 11.-12. Education as a science – interactive work with research text. Psychology as a science – comparison of popular text and professional text. Professional text attributes.
    required literature
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Moderní pedagogika. 4., aktualiz. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2009. 481 s. ISBN 9788073675035. info
  • VALIŠOVÁ, Alena and Hana KASÍKOVÁ. Pedagogika pro učitele. 2007. ISBN 978-80-247-1734-0. info
  • PLHÁKOVÁ, Alena. Učebnice obecné psychologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2004. 472 s. ISBN 9788020014993. info
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, Marie. Základy psychologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2004. 356 s. ISBN 9788024608419. info
    recommended literature
  • Úvod do pedagogiky
  • ZIMBARDO, Philip G. Moc a zlo : sociálně psychologický pohled na svět. Edited by Jiří Fiala - Martina Klicperová-Baker. Praha: Moraviapress, 2005. 199 s. ISBN 8086181804. info
  • ATKINSON, Rita L. Hilgard's introduction to psychology. Edited by Carolyn D. Smith. 13th ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt College, 2000. xxiii, 768. ISBN 015508044X. info
  • JŮVA, Vladimír and Vladimír JŮVA. Úvod do pedagogiky. 3. dopl. vyd. Brno: Paido, 1997. 108 s. ISBN 80-85931-39-7. info
    not specified
  • BLACK-HAWKINS, Kristine, Lani FLORIAN and Martyn ROUSE. Achievement and inclusion in schools. First published. London: Routledge, 2007. vii, 161. ISBN 9780415391986. info
  • ATKINSON, Rita L. Hilgard's introduction to psychology. Edited by Carolyn D. Smith. 13th ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt College, 2000. xxiii, 768. ISBN 015508044X. info
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Přehled pedagogiky : úvod do studia oboru. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2000. 269 s. ISBN 8071783994. info
Teaching methods
class discussion, groupwork, homework
Assessment methods
Fulfilling requirements:
min. 70% active attendance in the seminars;
presentation of chosen topic;
submission of semester paper (topics: 1. How do I imagine a good teacher; 2. Critical assessment of a professional and a popular text).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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