BIp038 System and Evolution of Algae and Fungi for Teachers

Faculty of Education
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
Mgr. Blažena Brabcová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Blažena Brabcová, Ph.D.
Department of Biology - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Mgr. Blažena Brabcová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Biology - Faculty of Education
Wed 15:00–15:50 laboratoř 81
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BIp038/01: Wed 14:00–14:50 laboratoř 81, B. Brabcová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students will develop of knowledge of characteristics of divisions, classes, selected species cyanobacteria, algae and fungi. Utilize the knowledge gained at elementary school.
Learning outcomes
- the student uses the correct professional biological terminology and is able to select concepts and phenomena corresponding to the level of primary school pupils;
- the student selects and uses model organisms in the teaching to document selected concepts and phenomena;
- the student works with biological material and processes it in the form of didactic means for the needs of primary school.
  • Lectures 1. Systems and evolution of cyanobacteria. Basic characteristics, species. Function in the ecosystems, importance for people.
  • • 2. Systems and evolution of algae. Basic characteristics, species. Function in the ecosystems, importance for people.
  • • 3. Systems and evolution of fungi and "fungi-like organisms". Basic characteristics, species. Function in the ecosystems, importance for people.
  • • 4. Cyanobacteria, algae and fungi in teaching at the elementary school.
  • Laboratory excersis: Presentation of didactically processed topics of students, mass discussion.
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  • Komárková J. (2014): Nebezpečné vodní květy.
  • KAUFNEROVÁ, V., VÁGNEROVÁ, P. 2013. Sinice a řasy v učebnicích pro základní a střední školy. Arnica, 1–2, 9–18. Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, Plzeň. ISSN 1804-8366.
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  • Juráň et Kašrovský (2016): Nový pohled na systém řas a jak ho učit. Živa 6: 299-301, Academia, Praha
  • BELLINGER, Edward G. and D. C. SIGEE. Freshwater algae : identification, enumeration and use as bioindicators. Second edition. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. viii, 275. ISBN 9781118917169. info
  • The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles : an identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Edited by Alan Donaldson - Peter V. York - Chris F. Carter - Alan J. Brook - Bri. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. xvii, 878. ISBN 9780521193757. info
  • KALINA, Tomáš and Jiří VÁŇA. Sinice, řasy, houby, mechorosty a podobné organismy v současné biologii. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2005. 606 s. ISBN 9788024610368. info
  • SVRČEK, Mirko. Klíč k určení bezcévných rostlin : sinice, řasy, hlenky, houby, lišejníky a mechorosty. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1976. 579 s. info
  • HINDÁK, František. Kľúč na určovanie výtrusných rastlín. I. diel, Riasy. 1. slov. vyd. Bratislava: Slovenské pedagogické nakladatel'stvo, 1975. 396 s. info
Teaching methods
Form of teaching: videolectures
Methods of teaching: frontal teaching, explanation, group teaching Form of teaching: laboratory excercise.
Methods of teaching: instruction, observation, work with literature, discussion
Assessment methods
Each student chooses either task 1 or 2 and will work on it:
1. Creates a teaching aid (aids) and suggests its use (everything you know from didactics, nature to poster / presentation, please insist: they are active pupils, not a teacher) on a topic (possibly broader: mushrooms or narrower: unicellular algae, mold, ...) 2. Plans and implements the experiment / observation, shoots a video about the experiment, adds working / lab. sheet, method sheet By a certain date, the student will enter the required materials into the submission room, other students and teachers will study them (we will have about a week to do so) and at the time of teaching (according to the schedule) we will contact Teams and discuss and evaluate them.
Course completion conditions:
Complete one of the two tasks, study the materials / completed tasks of the others, actively participate in the discussion during their evaluation.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022.
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