SZ6601 Introduction to Education and Psychology (Seminar)

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Jana Kratochvílová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Létalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Kateřina Lojdová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tereza Škubalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Radek Pospíšil, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Kateřina Lojdová, Ph.D.
Department of Education - Faculty of Education
Supplier department: Department of Education - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
SZ6601/01: Tue 12. 10. to Tue 7. 12. each odd Tuesday 13:00–14:50 učebna 36, J. Létalová, T. Škubalová
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! NOWANY ( SZ6001 The Introduction into Education and Psychology Exercise )
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 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
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
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.
    recommended literature
  • 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
    not specified
  • Kalat, J. W. (2014). Introduction to psychology. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
  • 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
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 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2022.
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