Lower Secondary School Teacher Training in History – Field of study catalogue MU
Lower Secondary School Teacher Training in History
“Discover your past”
The study of history with a focus on education opens the way for students to understand various forms of social behaviour, social institutions, processes and relationships in the past. These studies of the field present history as a modern and socially beneficial academic discipline using the very latest information technology. They cover individual history disciplines, including auxiliary historical sciences, and also take in archaeological research at the Great Moravian hillfort in Znojmo and history excursions. Overall, these studies aim to develop professional, pedagogical, psychological, communicational and other personal and cultural skills as a basis for a subsequent master’s degree in primary school teaching.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- have the basic theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in the fields of history (basic disciplines such as prehistoric ages, ancient era, the Middle Ages, modern period, contemporary history), pedagogy, psychology and learning theory
- properly apply different methods of historical research including working with historical sources, literature etc.
- to work as a pedagogical assistant to a history teacher
- to work as an instructor at a free-time centre
- to perform instructional and remedial educational work
- to work as a carer in a children’s home
- to work as a carer at an after-school club
The knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired during these studies form a basis for the competence necessary for work as a pedagogical assistant to a history teacher and for instructional and remedial educational work. The given skills also represent full qualification for the work of an instructor at a free-time centre.
Standard length of studies is 3 years. A part of the studies is foreign language, basic advanced knowledge of the language is expected at the minimal level A2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), which is built on in classes.
Professional practice to the extent of one week in Year III is a compulsory component of these studies. Teaching practice is to be introduced into bachelor studies in accordance with the new accreditation from 2017.
During the final state history examination, students will demonstrate their theoretical knowledge of basic components of their subject specialisation, i.e. general and national medieval history and general and national history of the 19th and 20th centuries. They will also demonstrate their knowledge of the formation and development of the didactics of history and the position of history as an integrating subject of social science education. The final state examination also includes the defence of a thesis, during which students will demonstrate their ability to formulate ideas and conclusions that provide at least some new knowledge of the subject studied.
Bachelor's degree in this program can continue to study courses for a master primary school.