SZ6092 Alternative and Inovative Education

Faculty of Education
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/.3. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. PaedDr. Hana Horká, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Radek Pospíšil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PaedDr. Hana Horká, CSc.
Department of Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Olga Bubnová
Supplier department: Department of Education - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
SZ6092/Kombi01: Sat 26. 2. 12:00–13:50 učebna 32, Sat 12. 3. 13:00–14:50 učebna 24, R. Pospíšil
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! NOWANY ( SZ6653 School Management , SZ6654 Inclusive Education , SZ6053 School Management , SZ6053 School Management , SZ6692 Alternative and Innovative Education )
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
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Course objectives
The content of the subject serves to widening and connection of know-how about the possibilities of the alternative ways in upbringing and education.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- understand and be able to explain problematics of alterantive pedagogy;
- intrepret the modern and classic alternative schools;
- present reasonable arguments within the boundaries of the subject including a search for and finding of further interdisciplinary links;
- adopt thoughtful stances towards the issues studied;
- use new knowledge reasonably to further one’s own development;
- make and express decisions about situations related to the subject and use newly acquired knowledge to react to unknown circumstances;
- interpret new knowledge;
- apply new knowledge and skills in practice.
  • Choice of common features of alternative educational and educational progress.
  • Waldorf school. Montessori school. Dalton school. Freinet school. Jena school.
  • Alternative schools in the seventies of the 20. century.
  • Exercise of the alternative tenets and methods in the contemporary educational projects in Czech Republic.
  • The cooperative school, inclusive school, open school. The integrated thematic education, project education, programme Step by Step, Prove it.
  • Engaged learning, school in games, individualized system of study. The programme The School promoting health.
  • SVOBODOVÁ, J. (ed.). Výběr z reformních i současných edukačních koncepcí (Zdroje inspirace pro učitele). Brno: MSD, 2007. ISBN 978-80-86633-93-0.
Teaching methods
- theoretical preparation in the form of a seminar with an emphasis on a discussion of relevant issues and independent work on the seminar extended essay
- practical preparation in the form of visit alternative schools
Assessment methods
- final discussion
- a seminar extended essay of 3 pages submitted both in the electronic form and a hard copy to the teacher at a date agreed
- a presentation of a seminar task with an outline in the student’s own words of about max. 15 minutes of length
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 4 hodiny.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
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