PG_ZKUPP5 Foundations of the Group Work

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/20/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Karla Brücknerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Klára Harvánková (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Jan Nehyba, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Klára Záleská, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Fri 7:30–11:35 K12
Prerequisites (in Czech)
TYP_STUDIA ( C )&& SEMESTR ( 2 )&& PG_ZKUPP1 Motivation Course
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/25, only registered: 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with basic theory and practice of group work as an important promoter of experiential reflective learning process.
At the end of this course the student will:
• know the important terms and principles associated with group work
• be able to use these terms and principles in specific examples
• be able to explain and describe the basic group processes
• be able to influence these processes through specific methods and techniques
• have an idea about the relationship between group work and experiential reflective learning
  • The first part of the course consists of theory which deals with the issues and principles of group work. Theoretical part is followed by a practical workshop where students will have the opportunity to practice different types of work with the group dynamics on their own.
  • BANDURA, Albert. Social foundations of thought and action : a social cognitive theory. New York: Prentice-Hall, c1986, s. 617. ISBN 013815614X.
  • KOŽNAR, J. Skupinová dynamika: (Teorie a výzkum). 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1992. 219 s.
  • BION, Wilfred Ruprecht. Experiences in groups and other papers. Repr. London: Routledge, 2011. 198 s. ISBN 9780415040204. info
  • PRESTON-SHOOT, Michael. Effective groupwork. 2nd ed. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. ix, 212. ISBN 9781403905529. info
  • YALOM, Irvin D. and Molyn LESZCZ. Teorie a praxe skupinové psychoterapie. Translated by Hana Drábková - Martin Hajný. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2007. 647 s. ISBN 9788073673048. info
  • HERMOCHOVÁ, Soňa. Skupinová dynamika ve školní třídě. 1. vyd. Kladno: AISIS, 2005. 169 s. ISBN 8023956124. info
  • HERMOCHOVÁ, Soňa. Skupinová dynamika ve školní třídě. 1. vyd. Kladno: AISIS, 2005. 169 s. ISBN 8023956124. info
  • KASÍKOVÁ, Hana. Kooperativní učení a vyučování : teoretické a praktické problémy. 1. vydání. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2001. 179 stran. ISBN 8024601923. info
  • ARROW, Holly, Joseph E. MCGRATH and Jennifer L. BERDAHL. Small groups as complex systems : formation, coordination, development, and adaptation. Thousand Oaks: SAGE, 2000. viii, 336. ISBN 0803972296. info
  • FORSYTH, Donelson R. Group dynamics. 3rd ed. Belmont: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1999. xvi, 622 s. ISBN 0-534-26147-5. info
  • BERTRAND, Yves. Soudobé teorie vzdělávání. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 1998. 247 s. ISBN 80-7178-216-5. info
  • BANDURA, Albert. Social foundations of thought and action : a social cognitive theory. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1986. xiii, 617. ISBN 013815614X. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, group discussion, individual consultation, workshop. The lectures will take place in the classroom M21 (Joštova 13) and workshop in the classroom ACOR (Veveří 26).
Assessment methods
Written test. To succesfully complete the course students are expected to sign the attendance list and submit feedback form to mail acor@acor,cz. This form will be available in the final lesson of the course.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016.
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