Ze0151 Didactics of Geography 1

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. PaedDr. Eduard Hofmann, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Štěpán Horký (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Petr Knecht, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PaedDr. Eduard Hofmann, CSc.
Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Kateřina Brabcová
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
Ze0151/01: Mon 20. 9. to Mon 13. 12. Mon 13:00–14:50 učebna 5a, E. Hofmann
Ze0151/02: Tue 21. 9. to Tue 14. 12. Tue 17:00–18:50 učebna 5a, E. Hofmann
Ze0151/03: Tue 21. 9. to Tue 14. 12. Tue 14:00–15:50 učebna 5a, E. Hofmann
The course takes place in parallel with the school practice and reflective seminars.
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
Students are provided with basic theoretical knowledge of geography education with special attention to their application in the school practice. The aim of the subject is to describe and critically evaluate the quality of geography teaching in real school practice. Emphasis is placed not only on the evaluation of teaching, but also on the evaluation of geography textbooks, atlases and other educational media. Through independent or group descriptive, analytical, and critically-evaluating work, students will gain knowledge of the goals and contents of geography education. Students will confront the geography education theory with the practical realization of geography teaching.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
Define and justify the general and specific goals of geography education.
Search, analyse, and interpret information about the development of a geography curriculum at primary and secondary school;
Design and implement the entire lesson for the selected geographic education themes;
Establish specific and measurable lesson goals;
To prepare the lesson according to the given structure, to implement it in school practice and to analyse suggestions for improvement.
To critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the realization of teaching geography at lower secondary school in which the student performs pedagogical practice.
  • Assessing the past experience of teaching geography at particular levels of schools;
  • 3P - For the first time I introduce myself, for the first time I introduce geography as a school subject, for the first time I am teaching geography;
  • Creation of introductory lessons - what is geography about and what is its contribution to society;
  • Creating basic geographic education goals
  • Evaluation of textbooks, both quantitative and qualitative, selection of textbooks - justification;
  • Critical evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of geography teaching and learning in Czechia.
    required literature
  • HOFMANN, E. a kol. Handbook_číst I. IS MUNI.
  • BIDDULPH, Mary, David LAMBERT and David BALDERSTONE. Learning to teach geography in the secondary school : a companion to school experience. Third edition. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. xi, 349. ISBN 9781138779440. info
    recommended literature
  • GERSMEHL, Philip. Teaching geography. 3rd ed. London: Guilford Press, 2014. ix, 332. ISBN 9781462516414. info
Teaching methods
Individual, pair and group work with professional information sources. Presentation of individual / pair / group work results at the seminar.
Assessment methods
Elaboration of given seminar work, timely submission and approval by the teacher of the subject.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2021, recent)
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