SZ6626 Introduction to Education and Psychology

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/.7. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. et Mgr. David Havelka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Jana Kratochvílová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Kateřina Lojdová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Radek Pospíšil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tereza Škubalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Létalová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
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
SZ6626/Kombi01: Fri 24. 9. 14:00–15:50 učebna 36, Fri 1. 10. 14:00–15:50 učebna 36, Fri 26. 11. 14:00–15:50 učebna 36, Fri 3. 12. 14:00–15:50 učebna 36
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! NOWANY ( SZ6026 The Introduction into Education and Psychology )
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 provide students with basic orientation in the broad issue of teaching and assistant jobs. Students will become acquainted with basic terminology and content of education and psychology so that they can use the knowledge not only in follow-up courses, but also in refining their professional thinking. The aim of the course is to introduce basic terminology, theories and development of education, general psychology and psychology of personality. The content of the course will show students relationships between education and psychology and other socio-scientific fields and indicate possibilities of usage of education and psychology knowledge in teaching and assistant jobs. Completion of the course is a prerequisite for studying other educational and psychological disciplines.
Two-hour lectures will be taught by teachers from the department of education and the department of psychology.
Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes:
After completing the course, the student will be able to: • understand the basics and terminology of education and psychology;
• read common educational and psychological texts for teacher, understand them and think about them creatively;
• distinguish between academic education and psychology knowledge and common popular education and psychology knowledge.
  • Main topics:
  • 1. Education as a scientific field. Determinants for upbringing and education. Basic categories and terminology.
  • 2. Object of psychology and its development. Conditionality of psyche. Cognition, sensation and perception.
  • 3. Process of upbringing and education. Chosen models of upbringing and education.
  • 4. Attention, memory, imagination. Thinking, problem solving.
  • 5. Educational professions and their fundamentals. Reflection a self-reflection of a teacher. Professional portfolio.
  • 6. Thinking and speech. Intelligence, abilities. Creativity.
  • 7. Pupil at school. Characteristics of pupils (gender, social status, etc.).
  • 8. Learning. Learning outcomes, types of learning. Emotions.
  • 9. National curriculum and educational standards. School as an institution, organization, community.
  • 10. Personality – term, definition, structure and dynamics. Motivation, needs.
  • 11. School system in the Czech Republic. Results and effects of education.
  • 12. Stress, stressors, burnout syndrome, psycho-hygiene. Volition a volition processes, decision-making.
  • Additional information:
  • Cross-sectional topics
  • 1. Educational aspects of inclusion, diversity (inclusion) from the point of view of education and psychology;
  • 2. How to use findings from education and psychology;
  • 3. Professional portfolio of a teacher – characteristics.
    recommended literature
  • 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
    not specified
  • Kalat, J. W. (2014). Introduction to psychology. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
written test (70% of correct answers is needed to pass); essay
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 8 hodin.
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.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2021, recent)
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