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Educational Transactional Analysis (ETA) 2019

International Summer 4-Day Workshop organized by the Department of Social Education, Faculty of Education, Brno, 2019

Dear Colleagues and Students,
we would like to invite you to join us at our International Summer 4-Day Workshop on Educational Transactional Analysis led by Dr. Sylvia Schachner at Masaryk University.

In the workshop, you will learn to:
• Use effective tools for communicating in a school environments amongst student/pupils, teachers (transactions), and other participants of the institution;
• Navigate in communications and interactions not as a one-way transmission of information but a process with complex interactions;
• Understand the principles of transactional analysis based on a complex theory of communication and personality.

International summer workshop is led by Dr. Sylvia Schachner. (PTSTA-E „Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst – in Education“) is an education consultant and Specialized Education and School Development Manager in Vienna and international trainer of TA. She is also the Vice President of EATA. She has over twenty-five years’ experience teaching in primary schools and for fifteen of them she has been using TA. (For more visit

When: September 6 – 9, 2019
Fri - Mon: 9:00 – 17:30
(40 contact hours followed up by personal consultation and supervision)
Where: The Faculty of Education MU, Poříčí 31, Brno, (Room TBA)

Application Process
In order to apply, we kindly ask you to financially contribute towards common refreshment (2500 CZK per person with exception of MU students) to be provided during the workshop and to register following the instructions below:
Deadline for application (Step 1, Step 2, Step 3) is 21st August.
Step 1: Please pay the fee of 2500 CZK / 100 EUR here:

(MU students are exempt from paying the fee)

Step 2: Register by filling in a questionnaire HERE.

Step 3: For MU students: Enroll for the course So534 - Educational Transactional Analysis (4 credits)

Note that the maximum number of participants is 25 - secure your place ASAP!
The minimum for open this course is 8 participants.

The four-day workshop will be conducted in English. (If necessary the Czech translation can be provided.)
All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion of the Educational Transactional Analysis Summer Workshop (40 contact hours).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:
Mgr. Petr Soják, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Social Education, FoE MU
e-mail:, cell phone: +420 775 173 562

(Note that the Summer Workshop is financially supported and organized by the Department of Social Education, Faculty of Education, Brno, 2019).

Educational Transactional Analysis


Dr. Sylvia Schachner, a PTSTA-E (Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst – in Education) lecturer, will lead the five-day summer school course of Educational Transactional Analysis.
Transaction analysis helps people understand how their personality works in different situations, and why things happen to them in life. A basic understanding of transactional analysis enables one to understand his or her communication style as well as the communication style of others giving them the ability to consciously choose reactions. TA helps people make changes in their behavior and experience, such as resolving conflicts, achieving goals, or having better awareness of the content and form of our communication.
The main goal of TA is to develop the autonomy of people in their life.
This course will introduce students to effective tools for communicating in a school where interactions take place amongst student/pupils, teachers (transactions), and other participants of the institution. That communicating and interacting in school environments is not a one-way transmission of information but a process with complex interactions, which the course will help the course participants navigate. It was compiled on the basis of a complex theory of communication and personality - transactional analysis.
This course will offer the use TA as a planning, teaching and learning processes.
The course will link theoretical concepts with experiential hands-on activities that will provide students with practical skills of how to use TA in daily interactions in a school or another learning environment.
The lecturer has extensive experience in education and can provide the course participants with practical advice on how to educate.

Upon the completion of this course, participants will know and be able to:
• Choose learning methods,
• Being aware of the influence of the learning biography.
• Create a creative atmosphere,
• Apply new unusual methods
o Compile a lesson on the basis of a contract,
o Find a resource oriented attitude and permission wheel of personality,
o Work with a unique personality script,
• Lead group work and obtain feedback from students,
• Work effectively in teams by understanding different roles
• Manage a conflict in a group if it occurs during a lesson,
• Use the concept of the “3-ego system” formulated by E. Berne that influences interaction/transaction in the school environment.
• Etc. from ETA.

The participants agree with an audio-visual record of the theoretical parts of contribution, for the purposes of further education.

Before the course we recommend reading:
• NAPPER, Rosemary a Trudi NEWTON. Taktika transakční analýzy. Praha: Grada, 2010. Pedagogika (Grada). ISBN 978-80-247-2915-2.
• BARROW, Giles a Trudi NEWTON, ed. Educational transactional analysis: an international guide to theory and practice. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. ISBN 978-1-138-83238-1.

Schedule of the TA summer school

FIRST day (9:00 – 17:30)
• Fundamental philosophy and assumption of TA
• Basic needs
• Educational affirmations
• Contracting principles and their application
optionally available
• The cycles of development
• Educational affirmations

SECOND day (9:00 – 17:30)
• The invisible elements of teaching
• Life positions and connection with teaching
optionally available
• Managing complex relationship in teaching situation
• Resource orientated attitude and Permission wheel
• Learning imagoes and influence of the learning biography

THIRD day (9:00 – 17:30)
• Structural ego states
• Frame of reference
• Cultural frame of reference
• Script development
• Influence of the script to the learning process
• Drivers and working styles
• Full FF model

+ Social event: Dinner (optional - all participants invited, cost will not be covered)

FOURTH day (9:00 – 17:30)
• Transactions
• Different teaching styles
• Accounting steps
• The learning house / summary
• Learning and behavior contracts
• Time for group supervision included
optionally available
• Conflicts
• Aggression
• Power and authority
• Resilience cycle, restorative cycle, preventive cycle

Accommodation and dining in the immediate vicinity of Faculty of Education

A - Austerlitz
Hotel Cyro
Hotel Voroněž
Pivovarská pivnice
Kometa Pub ARENA
Gingilla pizzerie
New Bambay - Indická restaurace
U Hovězího pupku
Avatar - vegetariánská restaurace