PAM129 Professional learning and organizations

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Zelená
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
each odd Tuesday 10:00–11:40 C41
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 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Students will achieve knowledge on concepts, systems and ways of support of professional learning on individual level, level of professional communities and organizations. Students will understand models of professional learning and will be able to apply them into organizational practices.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able
- to discuss various concepts of professional learning;
- to discuss various concepts of organizational learning;
- to apply reflective practice in their own development.
  • Basic terms: professional learning communities, vocational education and training, workplace learning, organizational learning.
  • Professional learning communities – theories, models, ways of support.
  • Workplace learning – theories, models, ways of support.
  • Organizational learning – theories, models, ways of support.
  • Reflective practice - theories, models, ways of support.
  • Theo van Dellen - guess from Netherland, specialist for issues as lifelong learning, futher vocational training and so on... The Lecture: "Science in Lifelong Learning: towards a social responsibility theory for educational research.". More information you can fing in on-line study support in efl here:
    required literature
  • SENGE, Peter M. The fifth discipline : the art and practice of the learning organization. New York: Doubleday/Currency, 2006. xviii, 445. ISBN 0385517254. info
    recommended literature
  • NOVOTNÝ, Petr. Learning for work and for workplace: Overt and covert worlds of learning and education in the Czech Republic. Lifelong Learning in Europe. Helsinki: KVS Foundation, 2008, XIII, No 4, p. 242-247. ISSN 1239-6826. On-line info
  • Dimensions of adult learning : adult education and training in a global era. Edited by Griff Foley. 1st pub. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2004. xv, 335. ISBN 0335214487. info
  • BRATTON, John. Workplace learning : a critical introduction. Edited by D'Arcy Martin. Aurora, Ont.: Garamond Press, 2004. xi, 196. ISBN 1551930471. info
  • BILLETT, Stephen. Learning in the workplace : strategies for effective practice. 1st pub. Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin, 2001. xvii, 222. ISBN 186508364X. info
  • ARGYRIS, Chris and Donald A. SCHÖN. Organizational learning. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1996. xxix, 305. ISBN 0201629836. info
  • SCHÖN, Donald A. The reflective practitioner : how professionals think in action. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1991. x, 374. ISBN 9781857423198. info
  • ARGYRIS, Chris and Donald A. SCHÖN. Theory in practice : increasing professional effectiveness. 1st ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1974. xxxiv, 224. ISBN 1555424465. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, self-study, discussions.
Assessment methods
Individual presentations.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
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