PGDS033 Writing seminar

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 20 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. Mgr. Klára Šeďová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Roman Švaříček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Zelená
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences – Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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 4 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/4, only registered: 0/4
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to support the student to prepare a professional article for the journal during the semester at least at the level of the list of peer-reviewed non-impact periodicals.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- describe the editorial mechanism
- work independently on the preparation of the article
- learn collaboratively
- incorporate feedback
- analytically process empirical data.
  • It is a selective course for doctoral students in the full-time form of study. The aim of the course is to support students to prepare a professional article for a journal during the semester at least at the level of a list of peer-reviewed non-impact periodicals.
  • The course will be organized in the form of regular group meetings. At the beginning of the course, students will get acquainted with the general principles of professional writing and with the editorial mechanisms of professional journals. Each student then chooses a magazine for which to prepare an article. Furthermore, students will prepare their texts in gradual steps and in individual phases they will be provided with feedback both from the teacher and from other students in the course. The goal is collaborative learning, where individuals also learn by following the progress of their colleagues and have the opportunity to influence it.
  • Before enrolling in the course, students must submit a project of their future article in the form of an abstract. If it is to be an empirical study, students must further demonstrate that they have the data on which the article will be based and describe what data it is and how it was obtained. If it is to be a theoretical study, students must attach a list of literature with which they intend to work. Students will be selected for the course based on the quality of their author's intentions. There will be a maximum of four students in a group.
  • The output of the course is an article sent to the review process. Students will receive an extraordinary scholarship for the successful completion of the course in the form of sending an article. The course is worth 20 credits.
  • KNECHT, Petr and Dominik DVOŘÁK. Etika vědecké práce a publikování pro mírně pokročilé (Research and publishing ethics for junior researchers). Pedagogická orientace. Brno: Česká pedagogická společnost o.s., 2013, vol. 23, No 4, p. 554-578. ISSN 1211-4669. Available from: URL info
  • ŠEĎOVÁ, Klára and Roman ŠVAŘÍČEK. Jak psát kvalitativně orientované výzkumné studie. Kvalita v kvalitativním výzkumu (How to write qualitatively oriented research studies. Quality in qualitative research). Pedagogická orientace. Brno: Česká pedagogická společnost, 2013, vol. 23, No 4, p. 478-510. ISSN 1211-4669. Available from: Full text info
  • MAREŠ, Jan and Kateřina VLČKOVÁ. K metodologickým standardům kvantitativních studií v pedagogice: Jak psát o výzkumných zjištěních? (Methodological standards of quantitative studies in educational sciences: How to write about research findings?). Pedagogická orientace. Brno: ČPdS, 2013, vol. 23, No 4, p. 455-477. ISSN 1211-4669. Available from: Full-text v časopisu Pedagogická orientace 2013/4 info
Teaching methods
Lecture, group work, individual work, individual study, presentation of the topic, writing a professional text.
Assessment methods
Manuscript of a professional text sent to a professional educational journal.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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