SZ6643 Theory and Practice of School

Faculty of Education
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Karolína Dundálková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PaedDr. Hana Horká, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Janík, Ph.D., M.Ed. (lecturer)
Mgr. Eva Minaříková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Petr Najvar, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Radek Pospíšil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Janík, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Department of Education - Faculty of Education
Supplier department: Institute for Research in School Education - Faculty of Education
each even Tuesday 14:50–16:30 kancelář vyučujícího
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( SZ6642 School Education )&&! NOWANY ( SZ6043 Theory and Practice of School )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
In the course students previous knowledge and experience from School Pedagogy will be deepened and systematised. The course is an introduction into study of the school, offers theoretical background and application for school practice. Students will master basic concepts of the theory of school and is able to apply them when describing, analysing and evaluating the school as institution and organisation.
Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes of the course unit: student is able (a) to characterise educational environment of the school where she or he absolved her or his teaching practice; (b) to justify on practical examples the criteria of school quality in the context of teaching; (c) to design and implement criteria for the school self-evaluation, (d) to provide examples of good and not good practice in using evaluation methods.
  • Syllabus: 1.-2. Reasons for establishing school, the role of school in society 3.-4. School and its history 5.-6. School as institution and organisation: management, leadership, governance 7.-8. School as learning organisation: evaluation, development, quality assurance 9.-10. People in school: professional communities 11.-12. School for future: future for school
    recommended literature
  • Connelly, F. M. (2007). (Ed.). The SAGE handbook of curriculum and instruction. Thousand Oaks: SAGE.
  • Petty, G. (2009). Evidence-based teaching: A practical approach. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes.
Teaching methods
Learning activities and teaching methods used at seminars: group discussion, problem solving, independent study of professional (research-based) literature, processing and presentation of theses; the performance of ongoing tasks.
Assessment methods
The course ended with a credit. Credit is given for systematic and regular work in the seminar lessons and coninuous preparation of essays based on studying professional literature given by the teacher.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, Spring 2019.
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