PDR_PKSS Studies of Curriculum

Faculty of Education
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/10. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Mgr. Tomáš Janík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Petr Knecht, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Vlastimil Švec, CSc.
Institute for Research in School Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Gabriela Hložková
Supplier department: Institute for Research in School Education - Faculty of Education
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main aim of subject is, to understand of students to curriculum. Students ahould ask questions, which could lead to other investigation and innovation of curriculum in wider connection on curricular context of own PhD thesis (with the using of previously acquired experiences from its processing)
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course students will be able to undertake curriculum inquiry. Students will ask questions, which could lead to other investigation and innovation of curriculum in wider connection on curricular context of their own PhD thesis.
  • The historical development of curriculum, theory of curriculum, curricular documents, forms of curriculum, determinants of curriculum, the investigation of curriculum, innovation of curriculum, ontodidactic transformation, psychodidactic transformation, hidden curriculum
    required literature
  • Apple, M. F. Ideology and Curriculum. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2004.
  • Connelly, F. M. The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2008.
  • Dostál, A. M. K základním problémům obsahu vzdělávání. Praha: SPN, 1975.
  • Ellis, A. Exemplars of Curriculum Theory. Larchmont: Eye On Education, 2003.
  • Flinders, D. J., Thornton, S. J. The Curriculum Studies Reader. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2004.
  • Jackson, P. W. Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
  • Knecht, P., Janík, T. a kol. Učebnice z pohledu pedagogického výzkumu. Brno: Paido, 2008.
  • Malewski, E. Curriculum Studies Handbook: The Next Moment. New York: Routledge, 2010.
  • Janík, T., Maňák, J., Knecht, P. Cíle a obsahy školního vzdělávání a metodologie jejich utváření. Brno: Paido, 2009.
  • Maňák, J., Janík, T., Švec, V. Kurikulum v současné škole. Brno: Paido, 2008.
  • Mcneil, J. D. Contemporary Curriculum: In Thought and Action. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
  • Pařízek, V. K obsahu vzdělání a jeho soudobým proměnám. Praha: SPN, 1984.
  • Pinar, W. F. International Handbook of Curriculum Research. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003.
  • Pinar, W. F., Reynolds, W. M. et al. Understanding Curriculum. New York: Peter Lang : 2006.
  • Posner, G. Analyzing the Curriculum. New York: McGraw-Hill: 2003.
  • Robinsohn, S. B. Bildungsreform als Revision des Curriculums. Berlin: Luchterhard, 1967.
  • Schiro, M. S. Curriculum Theory: Conflicting Visions and Enduring Concerns. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2008.
  • Walterová, E. Kurikulum. Proměny a trendy v mezinárodní perspektivě. Brno: MU, 1994.
Teaching methods
discussion, group projects, homework, reading
Assessment methods
critically evaluated minimally two foreign theoretical or empirical studies connected with field of curricular studies with the connection to PhD thesis (f.e. from Journal of Curriculum Studies)
to defend partially realized project of curricular research (as the base of PhD thesis)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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