PGB012 Minor Dissertation

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Karla Brücknerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lenka Hloušková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Libor Juhaňák (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Pevná (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Sedláček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Bc. Zuzana Šalamounová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Roman Švaříček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Zuzana Vařejková (lecturer)
Mgr. Veronika Dobrovolná (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Anna Drexlerová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Klára Harvánková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Klára Holíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Navrátilová, DiS. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ingrid Procházková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Sedláčková, DiS. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Vychopňová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Klára Záleská, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Supervisor
Mgr. Martin Sedláček, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ivana Klusáková
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites
Students may enroll in the course after they pass the Comprehensive Exam. Students submit the thesis in their third semester of studies.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/50, only registered: 0/50
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The yearly thesis should have features of a scholarly journal article. As such, it is a specific type of scientific writing bringing new (newly interpreted) findings aimed at research workers of a given field of study. Students choose and formulate a partial, focused, topic within the frame of a broad assigned topic.
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to present academic project writing skills to students. Students will be able to exert:
- work with sources and literature;
- crate the outline;
- write a resource-based text;
- evaluate the quality of text;
- write the review;
- present the results (defense of the thesis).
Syllabus
  • In order to start working on the thesis, students must enroll in the course in the IS. Each student chooses his/her supervisor in September. Students agree on a specific topic with their supervisors. If a student fails to do so in the given period of time, a supervisor will be assigned. A cycle of lectures begins in October, which will present to students the progress of work and possible difficulties. Text creation progress will be supervised – it is desirable that the students follow instructions from their supervisors. The first assignment is to create a topic, a list of sources, annotated basic bibliography, an outline, and, in the end, the thesis as such. There are two submission dates: the first one is recommended and students who submit their theses on this date will get feedback prior to the final deadline. The second submission date is the final deadline for completed final-drafts. Theses will be defeated within the supervisor’s group. Each student writes a review of a thesis by a colleague and prepares his/her reaction to a review written by a colleague. The supervisor decides the result.
  • Course outline
  • September: course registration and enrolment in the IS
  • Choice of a supervisor and agreement on a topic
  • Lecture: What is scientific text?
  • Lecture: How to create a text outline?
  • Lecture: How to work with information and literature?
  • Lecture: How to defend a thesis?
  • First-draft submission.
  • Final-draft submission.
Literature
    required literature
  • TRNKOVÁ, Kateřina, Kateřina LOJDOVÁ, Petr NOVOTNÝ, Klára ŠEĎOVÁ, Roman ŠVAŘÍČEK and Jiří ZOUNEK. Psaní odborných textů. Průvodce tvorbou ročníkové práce na Ústavu pedagogických věd FF MU (Academic writing). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 106 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6863-6. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • ŠANDEROVÁ, Jadwiga and Alena MILTOVÁ. Jak číst a psát odborný text ve společenských vědách : několik zásad pro začátečníky. Vydání první. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2005. 209 stran. ISBN 9788086429403. info
    recommended literature
  • PICHA, Marek. Základy odborného výzkumu (Basics of scientific research). In Cesty k vědě: jak správně myslet a psát. Olomouc: Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2007. p. 147-155, 8 pp. Katedra filozofie FF MU, svazek 1. ISBN 978-80-7182-223-3. info
  • PICHA, Marek. Analýza textu (Analysis of Text). 2016. info
  • Pedagogická encyklopedie. Edited by Tomáš Janík - Milada Rabušicová - Jan Průcha. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2009. 935 s. ISBN 9788073675462. info
Teaching methods
lectures, individual work with supervisor
Assessment methods
Course evaluation: credit
Assessment:
1. Presence at lectures
2. Participation at discussion sessions with the thesis supervisor
3. Thesis submission
4. Writing a review of another thesis
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Note related to how often the course is taught: individuální konzultace s vyučujícími ÚPV.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: individuální konzultace.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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