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Educational Transactional Analysis

Summer school organized by the Department of Social Education, Faculty of Education, Brno, 2018

Dear Colleagues and Students,
• Do you know what Education Transaction Analysis is?
• How to use it in education and leadership of people?
We would like to invite you to a unique Summer School on Educational Transactional Analysis (50 contact hours followed up by personal consultation and supervision)
Summer school 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. 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 7. – 11. 2018
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 (500,- 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) is 15th July.
Step 1: Please pay the refreshment fee of 500,- HERE:
Summer School: Educational Transactional Analysis - Academics, teachers, other educators and non-MU students 2018 (500 Kč)
(MU students are exempt from paying the fee)
Step 2: Register by filling in a questionnaire HERE.

Note that the maximum number of participants is 25 - secure your place ASAP!

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

The five-day workshop will be conducted in English. Czech translation will be provided (full-time).
All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion of the Educational Transactional Analysis Summer School (50 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 School is financially supported by the FRMU project).

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
• The cycles of development
• Educational affirmations
• Contracting principles and their application

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

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

THIRD day (9:00 – 17:30)
• Script development
• Influence of the script to the learning process
• Drivers and working styles
• Development of a person in a group
• Full FF model
• Different teaching styles

FOURTH day (9:00 – 17:30)
• personality adaptation and responsibility,
• functional fluency model
• transactions
• conflicts
• aggression
• power and authority

FIFTH day (9:00 – 17:00)
• Healthy system,
• Accounting steps
• Resilience cycle, restorative cycle, preventive cycle
• Learning and behavior contracts
• The learning house / summary

Accommodation and dining in the immediate vicinity of Faculty of Education

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