UZB002 Basic Course in Education

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. et Mgr. Bc. Zuzana Šalamounová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Karla Brücknerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ingrid Procházková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Korcová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. et Mgr. Bc. Zuzana Šalamounová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UZB002/01: Thu 12:00–13:40 J21, Z. Šalamounová
UZB002/02: Thu 14:00–15:40 J21, I. Procházková
UZB002/04: Tue 10:00–11:40 J21, K. Brücknerová
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 200 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/200, only registered: 0/200
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Subject offer to students a view to methods, targets, forms and subject of educational processes. Offer a summary of the teacher, pupils, pedagogy communication, of curriculum and other problems of contemporary pedagogy.
At the end of this course, students should be able to: understand and be able to explain basic categories of education, discuss about aims, curriculumt, means and ends of education, principals of educational process - and their mutual relations.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
a) Define key educational concepts, such as upbringing, education and schooling, and also to characterize the principal actors of the educational process, including teachers, students, school and family, with regard to all consequences.
b) Identify and describe current main objectives of Czech educational policy.
c) Analyse student characteristics and their impact on student academic achievement.
d) Apply in practice key competences and cross-curricular topics as characterized in Framework Educational Programme.
e) Apply basic rules of educational communication in practise and correctly form educational questions of various types and assess their applicability in the process of education.
  • 1. Pedagogy, its subject, objectives, methods, position among social sciences, disciplines, basic terminology.
  • 2. History of pedagogy and education.
  • 3. Teaching as profession.
  • 4. Pupil as a subject of education.
  • 5. Pupils specific problems and needs.
  • 6. Communication at school.
  • 7. Classroom and school social climate, educational environment.
  • 8. Curriculum.
  • 9. School as institution, Czech education system, school legislation, basic documents and trends of educational policy.
  • 10. School - family cooperation.
  • 11. Alternatives and innovations in school education.
  • 12. Actual problems of contemporary pedagogy.
    recommended literature
  • PETTY, Geoffrey. Moderní vyučování. Translated by Štěpán Kovařík. Vyd. 5. Praha: Portál, 2008. 380 s. ISBN 9788073674274. info
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  • VALIŠOVÁ, Alena and Hana KASÍKOVÁ. Pedagogika pro učitele. Vydání 1. Praha: Grada, 2007. 402 stran. ISBN 9788024717340. info
  • FISHER, Robert. Učíme děti myslet a učit se : praktický průvodce strategiemi vyučování. Translated by Karel Balcar. 2. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2004. 172 s. ISBN 8071789666. info
  • CANGELOSI, James S. Strategie řízení třídy : jak získat a udržet spolupráci žáků při výuce. Translated by Milan Koldinský. Vyd. 4. Praha: Portál, 2006. 289 s. ISBN 8073671182. info
  • Otevřené učení ve 28 krocích. Edited by Bernd Badegruber, Translated by Pavel Kouba. 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 1994. 118 s. ISBN 80-85282-76-3. info
  • AUGER, Marie-Thérèse and Christiane BOUCHARLAT. Učitel a problémový žák : strategie pro řešení problémů s kázní a učením. Translated by Lucie Hučínová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2005. 121 s. ISBN 8071789070. info
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Alternativní školy a inovace ve vzdělávání. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2001. 139 s. ISBN 80-7178-584-9. info
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Učitel :současné poznatky o profesi. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2002. 154 s. ISBN 80-7178-621-7. info
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Multikulturní výchova :teorie - praxe - výzkum. Vyd. 1. Praha: ISV nakladatelství, 2001. 211 s. ISBN 80-85866-72-2. info
  • ŠEĎOVÁ, Klára, Roman ŠVAŘÍČEK and Zuzana ŠALAMOUNOVÁ. Komunikace ve školní třídě (Communication in classroom). Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2012. 293 pp. ISBN 978-80-262-0085-7. info
  • COHEN, Louis, Lawrence MANION and Keith MORRISON. A guide to teaching practice. 5th ed. London: Routledge Falmer, 2004. xiv, 460. ISBN 0415306752. info
Teaching methods
The course is taught as both lectures and seminars.
Assessment methods
Written exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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