SZ6012 Educational Communication

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Kateřina Lojdová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Škarková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jarmila Bradová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Anna Drexlerová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Hana Koblihová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Josef Moravec (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Bc. Jan Nehyba, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radek Pospíšil, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. František Tůma, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Jana Kratochvílová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Lucie Škarková, Ph.D.
Department of Education - Faculty of Education
Supplier department: Department of Education - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
SZ6012/01: Mon 9:00–10:50 učebna 41, J. Bradová
SZ6012/02: Mon 11:00–12:50 učebna 34, J. Bradová
SZ6012/03: Mon 13:00–14:50 učebna 34, J. Bradová
SZ6012/04: Tue 8:00–9:50 učebna 38, H. Koblihová, F. Tůma
SZ6012/05: Tue 12:00–13:50 učebna 38, H. Koblihová, F. Tůma
SZ6012/06: Tue 14:00–15:50 učebna 38, J. Nehyba
SZ6012/07: Tue 12:00–13:50 učebna 34, J. Nehyba
SZ6012/08: No timetable has been entered into IS. L. Škarková
SZ6012/09: Wed 10:00–11:50 učebna 39, J. Bradová
SZ6012/10: Wed 8:00–9:50 učebna 38, L. Škarková
SZ6012/11: Wed 10:00–11:50 učebna 38, L. Škarková
SZ6012/12: Wed 12:00–13:50 učebna 38, R. Pospíšil
SZ6012/13: Wed 14:00–15:50 učebna 38, R. Pospíšil
SZ6012/14: Wed 15:00–16:50 učebna 41, A. Drexlerová
SZ6012/15: Wed 8:00–9:50 učebna 24, J. Moravec
SZ6012/16: Wed 10:00–11:50 učebna 24, J. Moravec
SZ6012/17: No timetable has been entered into IS. L. Škarková
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 the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to
(a) familiarize students (through topics 1-10) with the specifics of classroom communication. This will be achieved by various teaching methods and forms that will allow students to observe and evaluate the diversity of classroom communication when using them in the instruction;
(b) develop student's ability to reflect specific educational situations in relation to characteristics of classroom communication as well as in relation to individual actors of classroom communication (teacher, teacher assistant, pupil, parent).
Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes:
On completion of this course, the student will be able to: • discuss selected issues of classroom communication and use knowledge gained by studying scientific literature to support their arguments (see topics 1-12).
• evaluate their existing educational communication, appoint its strengths and identify ways to improve it.
• provide a schoolmate with constructive feedback on their performance at the seminar, and prove mastery of skills at required level, while also understanding classroom communication in particular teaching situations.
• describe and analyze teaching or educational situation (among other, virtual classroom observations on websites are used) in terms of classroom communication, making use of scientific terminology. Propose an alteration to teaching or educational situation, which corresponds with the rules of effective classroom communication.
  • Main topics (syllabus):
  • 1. Classroom communication and classroom interaction, affect of teacher's slef-concept on their teaching actions.
  • 2. Verbal communication (spoken and written) and nonverbal communication.
  • 3. The specifics of classroom communication (IFR structure, dialogue in instruction, conditions, methods, content, resources, objectives).
  • 4. Effective communication with parents : teacher - pupil - parent.
  • 5. Teacher's questions - according to stages and teaching methods.
  • 6. Teacher´s questions - according to cognitive and affective goals.
  • 7. Feedback - its types, functions and importance for individual's learning.
  • 8. Use of space in classroom communication, proxemics. 9. Techniques of interviewing, listening, summarizing, recapitulation.
  • 10. Emotional side of classrroom communications (acceptance, empathy, positivity, expressivity, humor etc.).
  • 11. Nonviolent communication.
  • 12. Presentation skills – powerpoint.
    required literature
  • ŠEĎOVÁ, Klára, Roman ŠVAŘÍČEK and Zuzana ŠALAMOUNOVÁ. Komunikace ve školní třídě (Communication in classroom). Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2012. 293 pp. ISBN 978-80-262-0085-7. info
  • NELEŠOVSKÁ, Alena. Pedagogická komunikace v teorii a praxi : význam komunikace, vztah učitele k žákovi, komunikace ve škole, ukázky. Vydání 1. Praha: Grada, 2005. 171 stran. ISBN 8024707381. info
  • MAREŠ, Jiří and Jaro KŘIVOHLAVÝ. Komunikace ve škole. Vydání první. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1995. 210 stran. ISBN 8021010703. info
    not specified
  • Vybrané studie z časopisu Komenský:
  • Svoboda, J., & Jochmannová, L. (2015). Krizové situace výchovy a výuky. Praha: Stanislav Juhaňák - Triton.
  • MEŠKOVÁ, Marta. Motivace žáků efektivní komunikací. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2012. 135 s. ISBN 9788026201984. info
  • PALENČÁROVÁ, Jana and Karel ŠEBESTA. Aktivní naslouchání při vyučování : rozvíjení komunikačních dovedností na 1. stupni ZŠ. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2006. 102 s. ISBN 8073671018. info
  • GAVORA, Peter. Učitel a žáci v komunikaci. Translated by Veronika Lyková. Brno: Paido, 2005. 165 stran. ISBN 8073151049. info
  • CAZDEN, Courtney B. Classroom discourse : the language of teaching and learning. 2nd ed. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2001. vi, 208. ISBN 0325003785. info
  • CANGELOSI, James S. Strategie řízení třídy : jak získat a udržet spolupráci žáků při výuce. Vyd. 3. Praha: Portál, 2000. 289 s. ISBN 8071784060. info
Teaching methods
Presentations, feedback, reflection
Assessment methods
Additional information:
To complete the course successfuly:
- 75% attendance in seminars is required;
- individual performance of the student before the class recorded on a video is a basic requirement, which demonstrates mastery of the rules of effective classroom communication (see topics 1-10), feedback on the student's performance is provided by the teacher and other students of the seminar group (see topic 7);
- further requirement is drafting a written reflection or introspection (in volume of 1-2 pages, 5000 characters) related to the topics specified in the outputs 1 - 4 (e.g. management of communication skills with an emphasis on classroom communication in interaction with pupils, strengths and weaknesses of own communication, etc.). The outputs of this task will be generally accentuated in the seminar, individual feedback will be provided through the evaluation unit in IS MUNI.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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