SUP004 Psychology for teachers II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Zdenka Stránská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Alena Slezáčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Alena Slezáčková, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: PhDr. Zdenka Stránská, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology – Faculty of Arts
Mon 8:00–9:40 C33
SUP001 Psychology for teachers I
SUP001 Psychology for teachers I
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 120 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/120, only registered: 0/120, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/120
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The subject Psychology for teachers is two-semester (Psychology for teachers I and Psychology for teachers II): Course offers theoretical as well as practical knowledge, methods for effective teaching to students, extending their qualification as certified teachers on secondary schools. Tips to solve various educational problems will be presented. The course aims to expand understanding of pupils and also to oneself, to improve communication skills a to support chances of healthy co-operation of pupils as well as their teachers. Among the most important psychological disciplines that directly help teachers to solve the complex educational situations include: general psychology, personality psychology, developmental psychology, educational psychology, social psychology, mental hygiene and psychopathology.
Learning outcomes
Upon succesful completion of the course Psychology for teachers II student will be able to:
- apply the principles of mental hygiene at the work of teachers and pupil learning
- better understand the difficult life situations and their consequences on the psychic state and apply appropriate coping strategies with difficult life situations
- better understand the relationships between teacher and pupils and factors involved in their formation
- apply pedagogical and psychological principles of proper testing and evaluation of academic performance of pupils, or to reduce exam fever in pupil
- recognize symptoms of specific learning disorders, to describe school consequences, to apply the basic principles of reeducation care and principles of evaluation and classification of pupils with specific learning disorders
- recognize symptoms of ADHD and ADD and apply recommended practices for the teaching and education of pupils with ADHD
- familiar with the complexity of behavior and experience of problem children
- describe the basic educational resources and apply in solving some typical model educational situations
- orientate in selected types of teaching and educational styles
- diagnose at least indicative classroom climate and on the basis of established facts to design and implement appropriate intervention
- explain the educational aspects of the social (or educational) communication, social interaction and social perception in school conditions and to use them in achieving their objectives and goals
  • 1. Specific learning disorders - dyslexia, dysgraphia, dysorthographia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, dysmusia, dyspinxia; causes, symptoms, reeducation and compensation, evaluation and classification of pupils with specific learning disorders. ADHD and ADD; procedures for teaching and educating children with ADHD.
  • 2. Psychological aspects of testing, evaluation and classification pupils' learning outcomes - functions of testing and evaluation, types of examinations (oral, written, practical); examination state - exam fever/stage fright (symptoms, consequences, reduction of stage fright on the part of teacher and pupil, kinds of stage fright).
  • 3. Teacher personality - approaches and methods of exploring teacher personality, requirements for teacher's personality, teacher's personality from the perspective of pupils, typology of teacher personality, development and formation of teacher personality, difficulties in the development of teacher personality. Teacher's professional efficacy. Teacher's concept of teaching. Teaching styles.
  • 4. Relationships between teachers and pupils and their formation (components represented in the relationship between teacher and pupil, teacher to pupil relationship - factors, some typical kinds of relationships of teachers to pupils; pupil to teacher relationship - factors. The concept of teaching as a "helping profession".
  • 5. Psychology of education and self-education - psychological aspects of education and its various resources; requirements; rewards and punishments, encouragement; persuasion; verbal and nonverbal activities, direct and indirect; role-playing; modelling; styles of education; activity personality, self-concept a self-education.
  • 6. Psychological analysis of educational problems (such as lying, cheating, disobedience, indiscipline, absenteeism, truancy, wanderlust, theft, smoking, alcoholism, abuse, sexual offenses, aggression, bullying, suicidal thoughts (attempts) etc.). Re-education.
  • 7. Difficult life situations (stress, frustration, deprivation, conflicts), coping strategies. Coping with school load of pupils and students. Coping with school load of teachers, social support - its importance for the work of the teacher.
  • 8. Mental health and mental disorders (psychosis, neurosis, psychopathy and mental retardation). Mental hygiene in schools.
  • 9. Human and society. Socialization, social learning (forms - imitation, identification, social reinforcement learning, observation learning or substitute learning, social anticipation).
  • 10. Social groups, their types and formative effect. School class as a small social group. Psychosocial climate classroom. Psychosocial climate school.
  • 11. Social intercourse - structure. Social communication, specifics of pedagogical communication, psychological aspects communication of communication between teacher and student, teacher and parent. Social interaction and social perception and their educational aspects in the school conditions.
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Teaching methods
lecture (one hour a week) and seminar (one hour a week), discussion, self-study of recommended literature
Assessment methods
prerequisite for examination: active participation in seminar - at least 80 %, seminar paper on the topic, which will be specified at the beginning of the spring semester - see the teacher's information in more detail, range of a seminar paper: at least 2 pages in printed and electronic form (to the repository in the information system), deadline for submission of a seminar paper: no later than the end of the semester of the spring semester
output: examination (two parts: written and oral, exam covers the subjects of Psychology for teachers I and II and includes the level of processing a seminar paper)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024, Spring 2025.
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