SOp123 Leisure education 1 - Methodology of leisure activities

Faculty of Education
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. et Mgr. Martina Kurowski, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Markéta Sedláková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Petr Soják, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jiří Němec, Ph.D.
Department of Social Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Štěpařová
Supplier department: Department of Social Education - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
SOp123/01: Wed 14:50–16:30 učebna 58, M. Kurowski, M. Sedláková, P. Soják
SOp123/02: Tue 8:25–10:05 kancelář vyučujícího, M. Sedláková
Requirements: 1. active involvement in all seminars (min. 80% of attendance) 2. practical presentation of a game / game activity 3. presentation of a moral game at “moodlinka” 4. submitting all the papers
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
In the seminar the student: - learns about the possibilities of educational using of various kinds of games related both directly and indirectly to experiential education. - creates a portfolio of games and also gets familiar with other students’ games in the context of personality development. - is able to elaborate the game methodology and present it. - will be able to use the games in the educational work with children and other specific groups.
Learning outcomes (in Czech)
Student: ● se orientuje v současných metodách a technikách z oblastí volnočasové pedagogiky, zážitkově a zkušenostního učení ● dokáže pracovat s dynamikou, kohezí a atmosférou skupiny klientů. ● dokáže připravovat, realizovat a vyhodnotit lekci pro různorodé cílové skupiny s ohledem na organizaci práce s nimi. ● vede klienty skrz metody zážitkové pedagogiky. ● má jasnou úroveň vlastní sebezkušenosti pro vedení týmu a pro lektorování klientů
  • The subject is designed as a practice focused on the development of leisure time education and experiential education. The aim of the seminar is to get the students familiar with the possibilities of educational using of the games. Students present their own game activities, create a portfolio and experience other students’ games in the context of personality development. Students complete a set of tasks according to detailed instructions: Game activity – Paper 1 In a project week the students prepare their own games / block of games for about 75 – 80 minutes, which will be focused on various topics. Students will present and realize the games together with their colleagues considering the age of the children, youth, adults, seniors etc. Students choose their target group. At the very end of the seminar there will be a short feedback reflecting the games presentation, where students explain their intentions and points of view. Subsequently they submit their paper 1 – game activities and their methodology. They will apply the methodology to the concept of education considering the particular topic + they will rework it according to the feedback recommendations. Compulsory game structure (characteristics): emphasis on the methodology, group and target group, output and educational issues, analysis of the game elements, ethnographic importance of the game. Game typology 1. Icebreakers, warm-ups, contact games 2. Games developing social skills (short initiative and team games, „Dynamics“) 3. Games developing strategy and cooperation (longer cooperative games, „Problem solving games“) 4. Games developing communication and intellect (games training communication skills, thought, memory etc.) 5. Games focused on ecological / environmental issues of both local and international character 6. Games focused on socio-economic / multicultural dimensions of global / local issues 7. Creative games, entertaining games (developing creativity, motorics, joy, humour etc.) 8. Games with scenic components 9. Games focused on reflection, feedback, final evaluation. A toy – Paper 2 Students chose one of the most favourite toys from their childhood, and discuss its importance. The they deal with the importance of the toy for the child´s self-concept. They also write an essay based on their own reflection (max. 2 pages) containing a description, historical and ethnographic significance and personal relation or attitude to it. Moral game – Paper 3 Students create their own game or technique developing moral qualities of an individual or a group. Examples are available at the lectures. Students then submit the game together with its methodology (1-2 pages, MS Word), containing: the goal, target group, equipment, methodology, instructions, possible usage and outputs.
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Teaching methods
group work, individual work, discussion, home preparation
Assessment methods
Seminar (workshop) The course is finished by: credit Credit requirements: 1. Presentation – leading the group. Leading the play activity – (Training of the group leadership under a direct supervision of peers, the activity is followed by a feedback). 2. Seminar work 1: “moral game” presentation and feedback 3. Seminar work 2: essay on my first important toy
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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