DGC015 Geography of Education

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
RNDr. Hana Svobodová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PaedDr. Eduard Hofmann, CSc.
Department of Geography – Faculty of Education
Supplier department: Department of Geography – Faculty of Education
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
The aim of this course is to introduce the regional-geographic aspects of education from the global to the local level. The subject focuses on the analysis of educational policy embedded in transnational, national and regional strategical documents and the use of relevant data to assess the development of education at different hierarchical levels.
Learning outcomes
After the course the student will be able to:
- Evaluate the development of human resources at global, regional and local levels.
- Find relevant strategic documents on education from global to local level.
- Use available data and other information resources for geographic analysis of the area of education.
- Process project application for education.
  • 1. Educational policy of the Czech Republic (in the global context).
  • 2. Strategy Papers for Education - Society 4.0, Human Resources Development Strategy at National and Regional Level - Education and Labour Market; regional and local education plans.
  • 3. Data on education – global, national and regional – regional and geographical analysis.
  • 4. Management of operational programs focused on education, regional-geographic analysis of the development of education.
  • Brock, C. (2016). Geography of Education. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Eurostat. URL: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat
  • Strategie rozvoje lidských zdrojů. Praha: Národní vzdělávací fond, Ministerstvo práce a sociálních věcí, 2003.
  • WAHLA, Arnošt. Geografie vzdělání obyvatelstva : sborník příspěvků ze semináře ze dne 18. a 19. října 1988. Ostrava: Pedagogická fakulta v Ostravě, 1988, 84 s. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, group discussion, processing of secondary data and their interpretation, individual work
Assessment methods
Development of the project - geographic analysis of education at local level. Oral debate over the processed project.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024, Autumn 2024, Spring 2025.
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