XS050 School pedagogy

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Karla Brücknerová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ingrid Procházková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Sedláček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Roman Švaříček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Jiří Zounek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Milan Pol, CSc.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Bochníček, Dr.
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
XS050/01: Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Tue 12:00–13:50 Z6,02006, K. Brücknerová
XS050/02: Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Tue 9:00–10:50 Z6,02006, M. Sedláček
XS050/03: Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Thu 12:00–13:50 Z6,02006, I. Procházková
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 93 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 49/93, only registered: 0/93, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/93
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 19 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course provides general knowledge of basic subjects of school education. In the opening part of the course students are introduced to and gain insight into the basics of pedagogy. Subsequently the course attends to issues of the daily practice and the life of schools such as educational communication and relations between the school and the family. Attention is also focused on school management and on teachers and students as the main actors in education.
Students will get basic knowledge of pedagogy in the context of school and schooling. At the end of this course, students should be able to: understand and explain basic categories of education, discuss about teacher profession, students, schools (management of people, material sources, curriculum and outer relationships in particular), curriculum, means and aims of education, principals of educational process - and their mutual relations. Students should know the selected topics of the contemporary educational policy in the Czech Republic.
  • 1. Education, its definition, subject matter, objectives and methods; division of educational disciplines; position in the system of sciences; school education, its content and function
  • 2. Basic concepts and categories of pedagogy and general didactics (upbringing, education, schooling, educational processes)
  • 3. Basic features of the thinking and work of Comenius
  • 4. Outline of the history of modern pedagogy (Lock, Rousseau, Pestalozzi, Herbart, Tolstoy and others)
  • 5. Trends in 20th century pedagogy (pragmatic education, positivist education, education of culture, Marxist education, Christian education); leading representatives and their work
  • 6. Pupil as subject of education; developmental characteristics, types of intelligence, approach to learning; creativity
  • 7. Teaching profession: specifics, content, competence, responsibility, in-service training; teacher professiogram; ethical issues
  • 8. Role of teachers in the management of the educational process (operational and plan-based activities in class, decision-making, preparation for classes); class teacher
  • 9. Educational communication and interaction; principles of communication in schools and its impact on the course of instruction
  • 10. Classroom climate; work with the climate, effects of the climate and its impact on the educational process
  • 11. Heredity, setting, education; family and education; relationship between the family and the school
  • 12. School as institution; functions of the school; internal management and administration of schools; standards of schools operation; image of the school
  • 13. Current system of education in the Czech Republic (types of schools, structure, content focus); transformation of Czech education
  • 14. Alternative education in the Czech Republic (types of schools, their basic characteristics)
  • 15. Curriculum and curricular documents (definition, purpose, work with curricular documents)
  • 16. Legislation in education and its role (legislative process, Collection of Laws); other legal standards
  • 17. Educational policy (definition and function, national and transnational levels of educational policy, basic documents of educational policy and their content)
    required literature
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Moderní pedagogika. 4., aktualiz. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2009. 481 s. ISBN 9788073675035. info
    not specified
  • FONTANA, David. Psychologie ve školní praxi. Translated by Karel Balcar. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2003. 383 s. ISBN 80-7178-626-8. info
  • KASÍKOVÁ, Hana. Kooperativní učení, kooperativní škola. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 1997. 147 s. ISBN 80-7178-167-3. info
  • FISHER, Robert. Učíme děti myslet a učit se : praktický průvodce strategiemi vyučování. Translated by Karel Balcar. 2. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2004. 172 s. ISBN 8071789666. info
  • JANÍK, Tomáš. Školní vyučování (Teaching). In PRŮCHA, Jan (ed.). Pedagogická encyklopedie. 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2009. p. 178-183, 6 pp. Výchova a vzdělávání. ISBN 978-80-7367-546-2. info
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Alternativní školy a inovace ve vzdělávání. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2001. 139 s. ISBN 80-7178-584-9. info
  • ZOUNEK, Jiří. Elearning ve školním vzdělávání (Elearning in schooling). In PRŮCHA, Jan. Pedagogická encyklopedie. Praha: Portál, 2009. p. 277-281, 5 pp. ISBN 978-80-7367-546-2. info
  • PRŮCHA, Jan and Roman ŠVAŘÍČEK. Etický kodex české pedagogické vědy a výzkumu (The Ethical Code of Czech Educational Sciences and Research). Pedagogická orientace, Brno: ČSPd - Konvoj, 2009, vol. 19, No 2, p. 89-105. ISSN 1211-4669. Fulltext info
  • JANÍK, Tomáš. Oborové a předmětové didaktiky (Field and subject matter didactic). In PRŮCHA, Jan (ed.). Pedagogická encyklopedie. 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2009. p. 651-655, 5 pp. Výchova a vzdělávání. ISBN 978-80-7367-546-2. info
  • JANÍK, Tomáš. Obsah vzdělávání (Educational content). In PRŮCHA, Jan (ed.). Pedagogická encyklopedie. 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2009. p. 138-142, 5 pp. Výchova a vzdělávání. ISBN 978-80-7367-546-2. info
  • RABUŠICOVÁ, Milada. Rodiče a škola (Parents and school). In Průcha, J.. Pedagogická encyklopedie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2009. p. 319-323, 5 pp. ISBN 978-80-7367-546-2. info
  • RABUŠICOVÁ, Milada. Sociální nerovnosti ve vzdělávání (Social inequalities in education). In Průcha, J.. Pedagogická encyklopedie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2009. p. 829-833, 5 pp. ISBN 978-80-7367-546-2. info
  • VYGOTSKIJ, Lev Semenovič and Jan PRŮCHA. Psychologie myšlení a řeči. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2004. 135 s. ISBN 8071789437. info
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Učitel :současné poznatky o profesi. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2002. 154 s. ISBN 80-7178-621-7. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, discussions in classroom, ...
Assessment methods
1. A test to be passed that verifies the student’s knowledge of the fields of school education mentioned above
2. a) minimum 50 % active attendance in class or b) a thesis which is accepted under the following conditions: consultation of the subject with a tutor, on a subject related to school education, correct work with sources according to quotation standards, reasonable integration of theoretical and practical elements, 15 standard pages in length. A student’s own opinions, thoughts and ideas related to specialist literature are acknowledged.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 1999, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2019.
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